Spotted around town: Anubis, the Egyptian god of the afterlife

Anubis after-dark
Anubis after-dark

Earlier today, we told you about our top five favorite ridiculous King Tut tie-ins, one of which was moving Anubis, the jackal-headed Egyptian death-god, to Dick's Sporting Goods Park. But we were wrong. Anubis didn't get moved; Anubis moves when he wants, wherever he wants -- and he moves some interesting places. We at Westword dug through our archives and those of other news outlets, taking a second look at some famous photos. Turns out Anubis has been spotted around town -- we just didn't know where to look.

Anubis at Broncos training camp, alongside Denver's golden boy, Tim Tebow.
Anubis at Broncos training camp, alongside Denver's golden boy, Tim Tebow.
Anubis in line for some cliff-diving at Casa Bonita.
Anubis in line for some cliff-diving at Casa Bonita.
Anubis offering up its giant form for kids to climb on at Cherry Creek Shopping Center.
Anubis offering up its giant form for kids to climb on at Cherry Creek Shopping Center.
Anubis during rougher times, spotted here on Google Maps.
Anubis during rougher times, spotted here on Google Maps.
Anubis dancing with Jonathan Borofsky's "The Dancers."
Anubis dancing with Jonathan Borofsky's "The Dancers."
Anubis on the zombie bronco, Luis Jimenez's "Mustang."
Anubis on the zombie bronco, Luis Jimenez's "Mustang."
Anubis, apparently, is a patient.
Anubis, apparently, is a patient.
Anubis, there off in the distance, in the window behind John Hickenlooper.
Anubis, there off in the distance, in the window behind John Hickenlooper.
Anubis up in the club. Things can get a bit touchy at a singles bar when you're a statue that represents the after-life. Still, it's out there night after night, soldiering forth.
Anubis up in the club. Things can get a bit touchy at a singles bar when you're a statue that represents the after-life. Still, it's out there night after night, soldiering forth.
Anubis photo-bombing Tom Tancredo in this Life magazine photo.
Anubis photo-bombing Tom Tancredo in this Life magazine photo.
Anubis at Shotgun Willie's -- it swears it's been only once for a bachelor party.
Anubis at Shotgun Willie's -- it swears it's been only once for a bachelor party.

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