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Anubis are mummified, jackal-like creatures that reside in the Spirit Temple in Ocarina of Time.[1]


Anubis only move when Link moves and only attacks when he attacks. Whenever Link moves, an Anubis moves in the opposite direction, and whenever an Anubis is attacked with the sword, it will retaliate with a blast of fire.

The only way to defeat an Anubis is to use fire. If an Anubis is present, there will always be a fire trap in the room. Link must trick the Anubis to move it into the trap. However, a Fire Arrow or Din's Fire will also kill them.


The name and appearance of this creature is an obvious reference to Anubis, the Egyptian god of embalming.

Names in Other Regions
アヌビス (Anubisu) (OoT)[4]Same as English.
The Italian Republic
Anubi (OoT | OoT3D)[2][3]Anubis
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 163 (OoT)
  2. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 163
  3. "Anubi" — Navi (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  4. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 142