God in the form of a jackal or desert fox. He sometimes is depicted with a mace or other objects symbolizing his warlike character. His name ('Opener of the Ways') is linked to his function: in divine processions his standard came first. The king, too, when travelling as a conqueror through other lands, is accompanied by Wepwawet. The god was mainly worshiped in Asiut, the capital of the 13th Upper Egyptian nome. This town was therefore called Lykopolis ('Town of the Wolf') by the Greeks. Wepwawet also had a cult in Abydos, linked to that of Osiris; he bears the title 'lord of the necropolis', which indicates a funerary function. In this context he is regarded as the one who prepares the way for the deceased through the underworld. Because of his appearance, Wepwawet is linked to other similar gods, including of course Anubis, but also Khentimentiu and Sed, a little-known god whose name is immortalized in the name of the Sed festival. Wepwawet is usually depicted as a desert fox or jackal, often standing on a standard, or as a man with a jackal's head.