Plutarch - Moralia - On Isis and the dog
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Robert Temple quoting from Plutarch’s Moralia vol no 306 in the Loeb Library series 1962
On the subject of Anubis, Plutarch reports some interesting beliefs. After referring to the view that Anubis was born of Nephthys, although Isis was his reputed mother, he goes on to say,
'By Anubis they understand the horizontal circle, which divides the invisible part of the world, which they call Nephthys, from the visible, to which they give the name of Isis; and as this circle equally touches upon the confines of both light and darkness, it may be looked upon as common to them both - and from this circumstance arose that resemblance, which they imagine between Anubis and the Dog, it being observed of this animal, that he is equally watchful as well by day as night.