After the first three episodes were already too chaotic, Moon Knight episode 4 continued to “turn the wheel” with an unexpected ending, turning Marc Spector into a patient at a mental hospital, where the villain Arthur Harrow is a doctor. your primary physician. All other characters are fully assembled at this hospital with different roles, while Steven Grant’s personality splits into an independent individual and is locked in a coffin (you can learn more about it in detail). more in this article).
The super brain-damaging episode ends with the appearance of a strange character: a hippo that can talk and walk on two hind legs, accidentally blocking Marc and Steven’s escape. Based on the outfit that this hippopotamus is wearing, plus the Egyptian mythological theme that has been and is being exploited quite deeply in Moon Knight, it can be confirmed that this is the famous goddess Taweret.
In Egyptian mythology, the Taweret is often depicted as a hybrid hippo with the feet of a lion and the tail of a crocodile. She is the protector goddess who represents fertility and fertility. Unlike some other gods like Khonshu, Ammit, Taweret never appeared in the original Marvel comics.
There are many myths related to Taweret, because this goddess has existed for a long time in Egyptian mythology. In it, besides the main role, he is also seen as a messenger of peace in certain situations, in charge of purifying the dead so that they can continue their journey in the afterlife. Besides, Taweret is also the daughter of the sun god Ra in the records of the New Kingdom period of Egypt (1550 – 1069 BC). In the Marvel comics, Ra is the one who created the villain Sun King, Moon Knight’s rival.
With the above information, it can be seen that the appearance of Taweret (voiced by Antonia Salib) in episode 4 Moon Knight is a good omen for Marc Spector and Steven Grant. It is not excluded that the goddess of fertility is the one who will mediate the conflict between Khonshu and other Egyptian gods, or even between Khonshu and Marc.
However, since Taweret’s meeting with Marc and Steven took place just as they were about to pass through a door in the mental hospital, it’s possible that the hippo goddess was there to purify the duo, before they go to the afterlife. Thus, the event that Arthur Harrow shot and killed Marc took place a few minutes before that was completely real, and if they found a way out of the hospital, they would have a chance to resurrect. Of course, all of this is just speculation. The answer will be officially given by Marvel when the last 2 episodes air in the next 2 weeks.
According to ScreenRant