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Wolves

Source: Excerpt, British Museum website Wolf herding goats
From an Egyptian cartoon
Source: British Museum website

 
    Upuaut, the Opener of the Path, was the god of Lycopolis. He had the shape of a wolf or a jackal. Carrying his standard he was at the head of the royal cortège. His attributes were the mace and the bow.
    He also preceded Osiris. To behold the beauty of Upuaut was the dying wish many Egyptians inscribed on their tombstones.
However, the priests weave a robe completely on the very day of the feast, and forthwith they bind up the eyes of one of them with a fillet, and having led him with the robe to the way by which one goes to the temple of Demeter, they depart back again themselves. This priest, they say, with his eyes bound up is led by two wolves to the temple of Demeter, which is distant from the city twenty furlongs, and then afterwards the wolves lead him back again from the temple to the same spot.
Herodotus, Histories II
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