Moon Knight spoilers: Who are the Egyptian gods?

Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Csaba Aknay. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.
Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Csaba Aknay. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /

Marvel is no stranger to stories inspired by mythological lore having previously tapped into the Norse mythology when introducing Thor into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, through its newest Disney Plus original series Moon KnightMarvel is tapping into Egyptian lore which is sure to create some curiosity among viewers.

Not only does the show’s title character gain his powers from an Egyptian God, but the series leans heavily into Egyptian mythology both through the show’s various characters as well as through key plotlines in the series.

If you’re watching Moon Knight and wondering who the Egyptian gods mentioned in the series are, we’ve rounded up all the key information you need to know about the figures who inspire the characters in the show.

Who are the Egyptian gods in Moon Knight?

The ancient Egyptians are said to have worshipped over 1,400 different gods and goddesses in their shrines, temples, and homes; however, Moon Knight focuses on a more limited group of Egyptian gods. While it remains to be seen which Gods will appear across the season, here is a list of some of the more notable Egyptian gods:

  • Amun,  God of the Air
  • Anubis, God of the Dead
  • Geb, God of the Eart
  • Hathor, Goddess of the Love, Beauty, Music, Dancing and Fertility
  • Horus, God of the Sky
  • Isis, Goddess of Good Fortune
  • Khonsu, God of the Moon
  • Osiris, God of the Underworld
  • Nut, Goddess of the Sky
  • Ptah, God of Craftsmen
  • Ra, God of the Sun
  • Sekhmet, Goddess of War
  • Seshat, Goddess of Writing, Books, Notations, and Measurements
  • Set, God of the Desert and Chaos
  • Sobek, God of Water
  • Taweret, Goddess of Childbirth and Fertility
  • Thoth, God of Knowledge

While we’ll have to wait to see which Egyptian Gods end up appearing across the season, there are some Gods who quickly emerge as key players in the series including Khonsu, AmittHorus, Isis, Tefnut, Osiris, and Hathor.

Who is Khonshu?

Khonshu is the Egyptian god of the moon. Similar to the Khonshu we see in the Moon Knight, he is often depicted as a mummy with a uraeus and moon disc on his head and wielding a crook and flail. In Egyptian mythology, he is often viewed as a protector with a name that means “The Traveler.”

Who is Ammit?

Ammit is an Egyptian goddess known as the Devourer of Souls. She is often portrayed as having the head of a crocodile and the body of a leopard and hippo. In Egyptian mythology, she is known for devouring the hearts of souls not found to be justified by Osiris — sitting in the Hall of Truth beneath the scales of justice.

Who is Hathor?

Hathor is the goddess of love, beauty, music, dancing and fertility. She is one of the most popular and important deities of ancient Egypt, known for being a protector of women. It is also said that she helped guide souls in the afterlife toward paradise.

Moon Knight is streaming now on Disney Plus with new episodes arriving every Wednesday! 

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