It's become a very popular opinion to say the ship of SadiexAnubis is pedophilia, since she's a minor and he's thousands of years old. I was also one of the people who believed this.
However, I recently reread the Throne of Fire and discovered some new quotes. So this post will seek to answer the question. Is it pedo?
Now, Anubis's chronological age has been stated numerous times. Here are some examples.
""Twenty and fifty-two? I'm sorry, but eww! Although perhaps I'm not one to point fingers, since the boy I'm dating is sixteen going on five thousand." (Brooklyn House Magician's Manual)
"I know how ridiculous that sounds, a modern girl getting moony-eyed
over a five-thousand-year-old dog-headed boy, but that’s not what I saw when I looked at his picture." (The Throne of Fire)
"It’s not like there was any potential, Sadie, I chided myself. He’s the bloody god of funerals. He’s like five thousand years old." (The Red Pyramid)
Carter even seems to have some qualms with his age.
"I was kind of angry at Sadie for giving him the cold shoulder and crushing so hard on Anubis, who was five thousand years too old for her and not even human." (The Throne of Fire)
From these quotes, the answer would seem pretty obvious, right?
However, there are some other quotes too.
"I stared at him. Sometimes he acted so much like a teenager, it was hard to believe he was thousands of years old. I suppose that came from living a sheltered life in the Land of the Dead, unaffected by the passage of time. The boy really needed to get out more." (The Throne of Fire)
"Anubis once told me he’d been in the Land of the Dead for five thousand years, but he still felt like a teenager, as if no time had passed." (The Throne of Fire)
“Maybe,” he said halfheartedly. “Osiris took me under his wing. He made me the Lord of Funerals, the Keeper of the Ways of Death. It’s a good job, but...you asked how old I am. The truth is I don’t know. Years don’t pass in the Land of the Dead. I still feel quite young, but the world has gotten old
around me. And Osiris has been gone so long...He’s the only family I had.” (The Red Pyramid)
As you can see from these quotes, there is no passage of time in the Land of The Dead. This would mean that while Anubis's chronological age is very high (just like Nico), his mental age is still that of a teenager.
So is Sanubis pedophilia? No.
I'm not too fond of the ship, but the age gap isn't thousands of years old.
Thanks for reading!