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"Be my eyes, Senu!"
―Bayek, calling out to Senu.[src]

Senu was a female Bonelli's eagle[1] who resided in the Ptolemaic Kingdom during the 1st centure BCE. She was a loyal companion of bayek of Siwa, former Medjay and a founder of the Hidden Ones.

She shared a symbiotic relationship with her master, who, with the ability of Eagle Vision, could view the world from her perspective. As a result, she was a powerful medium of reconnaissance for Bayek on his adventures, who could not only see what Senu saw, but also hear conversations down on the ground below.[2]

Additionally, when her master was out in the field, she would always be loyally following him from high up in the air, and would assist him in one of two ways:

  • If Bayek was hunting, Senu could swoop down and kill nearby animals.
  • If Bayek was infiltrating restricted locations, Senu could swoop down and harass an enemy to distract them, giving Bayek a chance to deal the killing blow more easily.[2]


At some point before 49 BCE, Bayek befriended Senu, and they grew close. This friendship extended to Bayek's son, Khemu; his friend, Chenzira, tried to get him to steal Senu's feathers, telling Khemu that Senu's feathers would ensure his passage into the Field of Reeds. Bayek scoffed at the notion.[3]

However, when Bayek's son, Khemu, died in 49 BCE, Bayek begun his hunt for the Masked Ones behind his death, and Senu and Bayek parted ways.[2]

Senu was nursed back to health and taken care of by the Siwan healer, Rabiah.[4] The following year, after Bayek had slain Rudjek and his bodyguard Hypatos, Bayek returned to Siwa, and was reunited with Senu.[5]


  • Senu's name may be derived from the Bennu bird, for the following reasons:
    • The Bennu bird was said to be a self-created being that played a role in the creation of the world; Senu is Bayek's pet eagle, and played a role in 'pioneering' the Eagle Vision ability.
    • The Bennu bird was said to be the ba of Ra, and enabled the creative actions of Atum; Senu, fitting in with the Ancient Egyptian concept of the soul, was an 'aspect' of Bayek that would continue living on after his body died, and by being a medium of reconnaissance for Bayek, she enabled him to plan his assassinations and goals easier.
  • Alternatively, Senu may be translated as 'Sister'.
  • After completing all the tours of the Discovery Tour, an exclusive skin called "White Senu" is made available. It seems to be based on hierofalcons, a group of birds commonly used for falconry in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Senu was conceived early in the development of Origins; the developers pitched the idea of actually controlling an eagle, given that the eagle is a common motif in the Assassin's Creed series.[6]
  • If Bayek remains idle for a while, Senu will swoop down and perch on his arm. Bayek can then show her affection by petting her or feeding her a snack from his pouch. Moving will result in Senu flying off to resume normal activity.
  • When moving the left analog stick a certain way (while controlling Senu), she will do a barrel roll to either left or right.




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