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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Actual Egyptologists May Have Figured Marvel’s Next Big Twist - Inside the Magic

Actual Egyptologists May Have Figured Marvel's Next Big Twist

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Steven Grant with the gun in the van            in Moon Knight

Credit: Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios' newest original series on Disney+, Moon Knight, has been keeping fans on their toes. The story is structured around the different alters of Marc Specter and Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) and the confusion that comes from their Dissociative Identity Disorders. And while Marvel was recently called out for using poor Mandarin in Moon Knight, it does look like they took time to put actual Egyptian hieroglyphs on the mysterious scarab that Marc Spector and Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) were searching for. And real Egyptologists have translated what it means.

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Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight being impaled by spears
Credit: Marvel Studios

In a video posted by New Rockstars, host Erik Voss breaks down what the team of Egyptologists, including Dr. Dan Potter, curator of the National Museums Scotland, who tweeted what he figured out. Dr. Ken Griffin of the Egypt Centre in Wales finished the translation of the Scarab, which reads roughly:

"O Khepri, amid his boat, primeval one, whose corporeality is infinity or eternity, may you rescue Osiris Amenhotep, true of voice."

Khepri is an Egyptian God represented by a beetle and is closely associated with Sun God. In Egyptian mythology, Khepri would roll the sun into the sky to the underworld, much like how dung beetles roll dung in the desert. And the passage inscribed on the scarab is taken from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Chapter 17.

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Marvel's Moon Knight on Disney Plus Character Poster for          Scarab
Credit: Marvel Studios

Erik Voss posits that this could be a big clue to how Moon Knight will end. The otherworld was mentioned by Steven Grant in the first episode to a young girl, who asked him, "Did it suck for you? Getting rejected from the field of reeds?" To which Steven said, "That doesn't make sense. I'm dead, am I?" before becoming confused and asking himself, "Am I?"

Voss suggests that the whole show is an allegory for Steven's passage through the underworld. His clues include the Egyptian boat in Gus's fish tank resembling a ship stuck in the reads on the way to the underworld. In the same scene, Marc's reflection is trapped in the fish tank with the boat.

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Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Moon Knight Reflection in Gus's          Fish Tank looking at May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly on Disney          Plus Marvel
Credit: Marvel Studios

Marvel fans know that even though Moon Knight has not shown it yet, Khonshu (voiced by F. Murray Abraham) met Marc Spector when he died at his statue and resurrected him. Ammit's powers are the same purple magic as the Heart-Shaped Herb that took T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) to Wakanda's ancestral plane.

And other trailers for Moon Knight have revealed that more of that purple magic is to come. So, the show could take him back to the underworld of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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