Makes me think of THE LION of Judah! Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals" Rev.
Anubis was originally an Egyptian god of the underworld, but became associated specifically with the embalming process and funeral rites. I really like the robotic design of this character as it moves away from most other conventions.