Moon Knight Episode 4 introduced a new Egyptian God, Taweret, a Hippopotamus. Here’s more on this new Marvel God.
Episode 4 of Moon Knight made us go bonkers with its revelations. And the final revelation is the one that everyone is talking about i.e. the hippopotamus at the end of the episode. Well, she isn’t just any hippopotamus, she is Egyptian Goddess Taweret.
Watch: Moon Knight (2022) Marc and Steven meet Taweret | Ep. 4 “The Tomb”
At the end of episode 4, Marc Spector is shot by Arthur Harrow. Marc then opens his eyes only to find himself in a mental asylum with Harrow apparently being his psychiatrist. We do not know whether this asylum is real or a trick by Harrow or just inside Marc’s mind.
However, Marc releases Steven from inside a sarcophagus and both try to escape the asylum when they come face to face with a hippopotamus who seems to be another god.
The Goddess in Egyptian Mythology
Taweret is also known as the “Lady of Heaven,”, “Mistress of Horizon”, “She Who Removes Water,” and Mistress of Pure Water”. As for her name, it translates to “The Great One.” Her jewellery seems to consist of a Hathoric sun disk that represents Ra, the Egyptian Sun God. She is also the goddess of childbirth, fertility, and protection. And this is what seems to connect her to Moon Knight.
Taweret in Moon Knight
Taweret has no presence whatsoever in Marvel comics. This makes her an even more interesting character in Moon Knight. Keeping that she is the goddess of rebirth, she might as well be Marc’s return to life (if at all he is dead and Taweret is real). She has the Hathoric sun disk which links her to Hathor as well.
In episode 3 if we remember, it was Hathor’s avatar Yatzil who directed Marc towards Senfu’s sarcophagus that would lead him to Ammit’s tomb. So Taweret might as well be sent by Hathor to help Marc escape this prison.
Is She of the Ennead?
Taweret isn’t a part of the Ennead and so she doesn’t need any permission or isn’t bound by rules. So she may have infiltrated this prison to help Marc and perhaps even free Khonshu. What are the chances that the entity inside the third sarcophagus is Khonshu himself?
If this whole asylum is the “limbo” where Marc is hanging between life and death, there is a chance that it is Khonshu inside the sarcophagus. This would be the little part of Khonshu that resides in Marc, and not the God as we know him.
What’s Next for Moon Knight?
We have no clue about what to expect in Episode 5 of Moon Knight. But it seems that Taweret will give Marc and Steven a clear view of everything that they are going through and what’s real and what’s fake. They might even end up opening the third sarcophagus which can lead to either of two things.
If Khonshu comes out, the Marc will regain his powers as Moon Knight. And if Jake comes out, it’s going to be another bloodbath for Harrow and his goons. For anything else, we have to wait.
Moon Knight Episode 5 arrives on April 27, 2022.