The Jackal was a very important animal in ancient Egypt, his name was Anubis and he was identified as the god of mummification. This animal was thought to be the first embalmer taught the ancient Egyptian about mummification.
There are two different theories about the jackal being the god of mummification in ancient Egypt:
The first one tells that this animal used to dig over the graves looking for a corpse to feed himself and that forced the Egyptians to worship him to avoid its evil.
The second theory tells that he was the real embalmer and that he attacked the graves and ate the organs of a deceased and made the first mummy.