(ABOVE LEFT:) Here are two Anubises, floating and watching Epona while they slowly nod their heads up and down. When Epona approaches an Anubis, it will emerge from the ground and begin watching her. It will go back into the ground once she moves farther away. Once you realize that it refuses to attack Epona, that smile it has starts to look downright friendly. (ABOVE RIGHT:) Epona is trying to charge into this Anubis, but it is casually floating out of the way. Anubises move out of the way if Epona charges at them, but she cannot damage them, anyway. If she walks toward an Anubis instead of running, it will remain close and will not float away. Even though they act cautious, Anubises don't seem to mind if Epona stuns them by stomping the gems on their heads. They spin around, but do not retaliate with a fireball. (BELOW LEFT:) Epona leaves herself vulnerable to attack by an Anubis, but it does not attack. Epona cannot attack enemies beside, behind, or above her, so the Anubis could attack with impunity if it wanted to. (BELOW RIGHT:) By rearing up in front of these Anubises, Epona is exposing her vulnerable chest and stomach. If the Anubises shot her chest and stomach with fireballs, they could quickly make roast horse meat out of her. The fact that they will not attack Epona when she leaves herself so vulnerable shows that they must not mean her any harm. I actually got some images of Anubises floating inches in front of Epona's vulnerable chest, but it was impossible to see them through Epona's reared-up body.