I mean, they both have a connection with death, they both have pale skin and dark hair, they both seem to have some power over dreams, (Nico can travel through dreams, and Anubis could see Sadie's Ba when the other gods couldn't) I just think it's weird that they would be so similar for no reason.
This is because Anubis seems to be heavily based on Nico, down to the clothes they wear. Specifically, Anubis is the glamorized/sexualized version of Nico the fandom seems to have (looks like a sex god, is sixteen, dark and mysterious but oh so smooth in personality).
VishwaUser wrote: And Thanatos seems to be based on Anubis.
Um, what? Anubis is a pale white, black haired teenage boy with a lean build. Thanatos is a muscular, African American adult with black/purple/blue wings. They looks nothing alike. Just look at their official art.