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Anubis

Anubis

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Home Mythology Anubis Spotter's Guide

Your Field Guide to Spotting Anubis

You won't have any trouble spotting Anubis—he'll be covered in fur with the head of a jackal. Just one problem. If you run into him, it probably means you're dead.

Sex: Male
Age: Adult
Build: Physically fit, wearing a jackal mask or actually having a jackal's head. Appears as a giant black jackal (not in human form) from time to time.
Complexion: Tanned, like most Egyptian men
Hair Color: Black
Facial Hair: Covered in black fur
Scars/marks/tattoos: None
Jewelry and accessories: Usually wears a big golden collar and carries a staff with a jackal head or an ankh (the hieroglyph for "life") at the top.
Clothing/Armor: Wears a shirt made of scale mail in human form; nothing in jackal form.
Type of Weapon: Sometimes carries a khopesh (a long, curved sword).

Typical Companions

Nephthys
Ammit
Thoth
Wepwawet
The Four Sons of Horus
Dead people

Known Hangouts

Death Valley
The Duat (the afterlife/land of the hidden sun)
The Hall of Two Truths (the hall of judgment in the afterlife)
Nighttime
Cemeteries, morgues, and funeral homes

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