Anubis is the ancient Egyptian god of death and mummification. He plays a role in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.
Held in high regard by the ancient Egyptians, Anubis was the protector of tombs as well as the god of mummification and death, and was typically represented as a jackal-headed man.
During the time of the Scorpion King, Anubis had struck a deal with the warrior: in exchange for the Scorpion King's soul and an offering consisting of a golden pyramid, Anubis would spare the Scorpion King's life from a death in the deserts of Ahm Shere.
Many millennia later, Anubis himself took the immortal soul of Imhotep once Evelyn Carnahan had read from the Book of Amun-Ra, the golden Book of the Living and had summoned him. Anubis appeared in the sacrificial chamber in Hamunaptra on a chariot drawn by ghostly horses.
A humanoid figure with the head of a jackal, Anubis appeared to glow brightly blue by human witnesses. The warriors in the Army of Anubis, aside from taking his name as their own nome de guerre, took on his appearance fully, though they did not glow and wielded many weapons.
- He is based on the ancient Egyptian god with the same name.
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