Her name is merely the female version of the name of her husband, Anubis (“t” is the feminine ending and Anubis was known as Anpu or Inpu to the Egyptians).
Unlike her husband, she did not have a prominent role in Egyptian mythology. When she is referenced, it is usually in her role as the representative of the nome. Probably the most notable example is that of the triad of Menkaure, Hathor and Anput.
She was depicted as a woman wearing a standard topped by a jackal, or as a large black dog or jackal. She was occasionally depicted as a woman with the head of a jackal, but this is very rare.
- Pinch, Geraldine (2002) Handbook Egyptian Mythology
- Wilkinson, Richard H. (2003) The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
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