Anubis is the ancient Egyptian god of death and mummification. He plays a role in The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian.
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.
Before he first gave his army to the devious sorcerer named Magus (who preaches his teachings), he was summoned by the sorcerer and killed the lord of Khemet. He attacked Mathayus in Khemet before getting sent back to the Underworld.
Years later after the death of Magus, Anubis had struck a deal with the Mathayus, now known as the Scorpion King: 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 deity with the same name.