Anubis was a dog-like god of the dead, of the necropolis, and of embalmers. He was a protective deity who conducted the ceremony of the judgement of the dead - known as the "Weighing of the Heart" - before Osiris and assembled deities. Entrances to tombs in the Valley of the Kings were sealed with a stamp that contained an image of Anubis above a set of nine bound captives. This was meant to protect the tomb from thieves. In some areas he was considered the son of Osiris and Isis-Sekhmet.