Anubis is the ancient Egyptian God of death and mummification.
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.
By the year 1923, a statue of Anubis had been erected near the entrance to Hamunaptra, the City of the Dead. A secret compartment at the base of the statue contained the Book of the Dead and the jars containing the organs of Anck-Su-Namun. During the Battle of Hamunaptra, the statue of Anubis saved Richard "Rick" O'Connell from death and alerted him to the "evil" which resided within the city's walls.
Many millennia later, Anubis himself took the immortal soul of Imhotep once Evelyn Carnahan had read from the Book of Amun-Ra 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.
- The Mummy (First appearance)
- The Mummy (novelization)
- The Mummy Returns (Statue only)
- The Mummy Returns (novelization) (Mentioned only)
- The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian
Behind the Scenes
The god Anubis was created entirely by computer-graphic imagery.