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Canopic jars are used for storing the organs. Each jar is protected by one of the four sons of the god Horus and the lid of each jar is in the shape of its protector god’s head.

The canopic jars are placed in a specially made box called a canopic cheast. This will be stored in your tomb and should be placed as near to you as possible.

Your intestines
are kept in the jar which has a falcon head of the god Qebehseneuf.

Your lungs
are stored in the jar protected by the god Hapy, who has the head of a baboon.

Your liver
will be stored in a jar with the human head of the god Imsety on it.

Your stomach
is placed in the jar with the jackal head of the god Duamutef on it.