A few days ago, the first ever movie poster for Dragon Ball Z entitled ‘Battle of Gods’ appeared on the web and it has raised a few questions as to who and what the character is that Goku is squared off against. Nothing has been confirmed but this mysterious character is wearing Egyptian clothing and looks similar to one of the Egyptian Gods called ‘Anubis’.
Anubis is a dog/jackal like figure and was and still is held with great, high esteem by certain factions today. Here’s a short exert of what he is:
Anubis was associated with the mummification and protection of the dead for their journey into the afterlife. He was usually portrayed as a half human, half jackal, or in full jackal form wearing a ribbon and holding a flail in the crook of its arm…
…Usually, Anubis is portrayed as the son of Nephthys and Set, Osiris’ brother and the god of the desert and darkness. One myth says that Nephthys got Osiris drunk and the resultant seduction brought forth Anubis. Yet another says she disguised herself as Isis and seduced Osiris and subsequently gave birth to Anubis.
Hopefully we will have a name for this character soon. So stay tuned!