It’s over 😢
Position # 31 #MonsterJuneChallenge drawing of “Skeleton” to finish the challenge I bring a childhood memory with the Jackal Commander of the legions of Anubis seen in the second film of the Mummy Returns (2001).
🎼 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tOa0bU8Ugk 💀
The origin of the underworld army goes back to the story of the sorcerer “Magus” who offering human sacrifices for the Egyptian gods of “Set and Anubis” gained control of the army of jackal-headed humanoids. Even with all the power in his hands Magnus recklessly accepted the challenge of “Mathayus” an arcadian warrior who, deceived by the sorcerer, helped him complete his evil plan, seeking revenge against Magus the sorcerer was destroyed and the armies of Anubis dissolved . (Leaving a god impressed with the arcadian fortress)
Some time later if we remember the movie of the “Scorpion King” (2002) a direct prequel to the Mummy of 1999 we can discern some details of how “Mathayus” (played by Dwayne Johnson “The Rock”) the arcadian seeks to complete a new revenge against the warrior king “Memnon” and his hordes from the east in compensation for the death of his brother.
In the midst of his assassination attempts, “Mathayus” meets the King’s seer named “Cassandra” who, being the Arcadian hostage in principle, ends up in love and having visions of greatness for “Mathayus” with the help of the seer and her allies, the Kingdom de Memnon ends and the legend of the Scorpion King begins.
Sadly, the glory was overshadowed with the sudden death of “Cassandra” and the decline of the new Kingdom of “Mathayus” who forced to conquer new lands led his troops towards “Thebes” where defeat would be imminent.
As the closing of this narrative arc, the introductory scene of the Mummy returns from 2001:
The god of death and resurrection “Anubis” who had the Scorpion King under observation since the defeat of “Magus” accepted the deal to save his life and offer him control of his armies to conquer and desolate “Thebes” in exchange for his soul and eternal servitude as their general of the underworld; Every 5,000 years the Scorpion King would have the opportunity to return and conquer the land or be defeated to return to the desert sands along with his army of anthropomorphic jackals.
Something that I liked about the film in my childhood was the army of “Anubis” who according to a saying “Medjai” was as numerous as the grains of sands of the Sahara, in the first battle only a small vanguard squad were defeated along with their jackal commander:
🎬 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Crw1vWJqJk 🐺 ⚔