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Anubis woge
Other languages: Egyptian: jnpw (yuh-nuh-POO; "god of the cemetery")
German: Anubis
Greek: Ἄνουβις
Hungarian: Anubisz
Latin: Anūbis
Russian: Анубис
Notables: Handcuff Karl Herman
Dead Anubis Prisoner
in hieroglyphs

An Anubis (uh-NOO-biss; Lat. Anūbis, from A.Gk. Ἄνουβις, from Egypt. jnpw, "god of the cemetery") is a dog-like Wesen that first appeared in "Once We Were Gods".


When they woge, their body, unlike most canid Wesen, is almost totally hairless and their skin color pale beige. Their most striking feature is a long snout that ends in a dog-like nose. The shape of the skull itself changes to look much more canine than human. The mouth of the Anubis is filled with sharp teeth and long canines that, paired with clawed hands, can cause significant bodily harm. Another tell-tale aspect of their appearance is a pair of large, pointed ears that stand up and extend far above the top of the head.

Anubis are stronger and faster than normal people, however they are still much weaker than Grimms.


The Anubis is a powerful Wesen with Egyptian roots and a rich history. They are known to be protective of the dead and respectful of artifacts. Thus, they are often involved with the Beati Paoli, an alliance involved with the preservation of Wesen culture. In ancient Egypt, many Wesen species were worshiped as gods; the Anubis was worshiped as the protector of the dead and embalming. The Egyptians believed that anyone buried with an Anubis would themselves become a god. This led to a horrific torture and slaughter of hundreds of slaves in search of Anubis, but only a few Anubis were ever found and even fewer were ever successfully mummified in full woge.

The Anubis is strong, agile, and seemingly fearless; a worthy opponent for many Wesen and even Grimms.

Excerpt from Grimm DiariesEdit

Cairo, June 11, year of our Lord, 1928...

Five days ago I received an urgent request from Lord Herbert of the Royal Geographic Society. Two of their Egyptians had been brutally murdered at a dig near Karnak. From witness statements, I suspected the murderer was Wesen. As luck would have it, I had brought my Bell and Howell Eyemo, which enabled me to film some of my investigation.

After some coercion, the Anubis confirmed he was member of the Beati Paoli. He told me that because Anubis were seen as Gods by the Egyptians, Pharaohs in the Old Kingdom believed that if they were buried with a mummified Anubis, they were assured of becoming Gods themselves.

They tortured to death thousands of slaves in search of Anubis but only a few were ever successfully mummified in full woge.

The Anubis further confessed that it was his intention to steal the mummy and give it a ceremonial burial. After assuring him I would do that, I dispatched him to his ancestors.

315-Anubis book



Grimm - Creature Profile The Anubis (Digital Exclusive)00:57

Grimm - Creature Profile The Anubis (Digital Exclusive)


  • Anubis are based on the Egyptian God of the same name.
  • Despite officially being a dog-like Wesen, they are specifically similar to the Egyptian jackal.

See alsoEdit

Wesen in Grimm
Accipitrid Wesen Geier, Steinadler
Bovine Wesen Heftigauroch, Taureus-Armenta
Canine Wesen Anubis, Blutbad, Coyotl, Höllentier, Hundjäger, Luison, Schakal, Wældreór, Wildesheer
Caprine Wesen Krampus, Seelengut, Ziegevolk
Cathartid Wesen Raub-Kondor
Chelicerate Wesen Spinnetod
Chelonian Wesen Genio innocuo
Chimeric Wesen Manticore, Naiad
Chiropteran Wesen Murciélago
Dinosaur Wesen Glühenvolk
Feline Wesen Klaustreich
Gekkotan Wesen Skalengeck
Hexapod Wesen Jinnamuru Xunte, Mellifer
Lepidosauromorphan Wesen Phansigar
Lutrine Wesen Luisant-Pêcheur
Machairodontine Wesen Mauvais Dentes
Meline Wesen Drang-Zorn
Osteichthyan Wesen Cracher-Mortel, Matança Zumbido
Pantherine Wesen Balam, Löwen, Pflichttreue, Yaguaraté
Passeriform Wesen Seltenvogel
Perissodactyl Wesen Dickfellig, Nuckelavee
Primate Wesen Aswang, El Cucuy, Excandesco, Fuchsteufelwild, Hässlich, Hexenbiest, Indole Gentile, Koschie, Musai, Siegbarste, Wendigo, Wildermann
Pseudosuchian Wesen Gelumcaedus, Skalenzahne
Rodent Wesen Eisbiber, Mauzhertz, Reinigen, Stangebär
Sauropsidans Wesen Dämonfeuer
Serpent Wesen Königschlange, Lausenschlange
Spiralian Wesen Gedächtnis Esser, Lebensauger
Strigiform Wesen Scharfblicke
Suinan Wesen Bauerschwein, Malin Fatal, Schinderdiv
Ursid Wesen Jägerbar
Vulpine Wesen Fuchsbau

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