It is Jabor, a powerful djinni with a voracious appetite. His favourite form is reminiscent of Anubis, Egyptian god in charge of guarding the dead, depicted with a human body and the head of a jackal.
A jackal is a member of the family Canidae, found in Africa, Asia and southeastern Europe. They are predators, scavengers and omnivores, similar in behaviour to the Coyote (sometimes called the American Jackal) in North America. Jackals may occasionally assemble in small packs, but normally hunt alone. Today they are one of the more commonly seen animals on safaris; they are found outside of national parks and do well in human altered landscapes and even near human settlements.