Title: Guardian of the Tomb
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Areas of Concern: Burial, death, funeral rites, tombs
Cleric Alignments: LG, LN, LE, N
Domains: Death, Earth, Law, Protection, Repose
Subdomains: Ancestors, Defense, Inevitable, Metal, Purity, Souls
Favored Weapon: Flail
Symbol: Black jackal head
Sacred Animal: Jackal
Pantheon: Shorafi
Anubis was the ancient God of mummification in the Shorafi pantheon, who protected tombs and the souls of the dead on their journey to the afterlife.


Anubis appears either as a jackal or a jackal-headed, black-skinned human.


Nearly all Shorafi tombs contains images of Anubis. The patron of embalmers, his followers usually wear jackal masks and are dedicated to the destruction of undead.


Anubis is the son of Hesharu and Nephthys, born out of wedlock and he assisted Ariseti in the mummification of his father. He frequently works with Arisetiand Selket in the protection of the dead, and is an enemy of Set due to his association with undead.


The ancient Shorafi believed that the heart recorded all of the good and bad deeds of a person’s life, and was needed for judgment in the afterlife. After a person died, the heart was weighed against the feather of Maat (goddess of truth and justice). The scales were watched by Anubis and the results recorded by Thoth (the ibis-headed god of writing). If a person had led a decent life, the heart balanced with the feather and the person was rendered worthy to live forever in paradise with Hesharu.