FIND OUT WHO THE HIPPOPOTAMUS WOMAN NAMED TAWERET IS AT THE END OF MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 4!
Moon Knight is now available through Disney Plus! Continue reading to find out who Taweret the hippopotamus is! In Moon Knight, nothing is as it appears. Marc Spector/Steven Grant is in a psychiatric ward, and all of his goofy misadventures in England, Eastern Europe, and Egypt were all a figment of his imagination, as revealed in Episode 4. Read this to find out what happened at the end of Episode 4 as a whole.
Or…do they? Episode 4 ends on a cliffhanger and delivers the shocking twists that fans have been anticipating. The six-episode series finally picks up steam, with one of the biggest surprises coming at the end: Taweret, the ancient Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility, appears before Marc and Steven. But, in Moon Knight, who is Taweret the hippopotamus?
WHO IS THE HIPPOPOTAMUS GODDESS TAWERET?
Their meeting is cut short at the end of episode 4 by the arrival of Taweret, played by Antonia Salib, an Egyptian goddess with the body of a hippopotamus. Taweret is the goddess of childbirth and fertility in mythology, as well as the protector of mothers and children. Read this to learn everything there is to know about Episode 5.
Taweret’s appearance at the end of Episode 4 of Moon Knight essentially served as the character’s Marvel debut, owing to the Egyptian goddess’s lack of the previous history in the comics. In an interview, Antonia Salib, who played Taweret the Hippopotamus Goddess, revealed that Moon Knight director Mohamed Diab and the film crew “gave her permission” to “create” her persona.
Taweret may make another appearance in later episodes, according to Salib’s revelation. The presence of the Egyptian hippo goddess in the mental asylum is the first clear indication that the facility may not be real, and it could be one of Arthur Harrow’s ruses. Alternatively, the hippopotamus goddess could have infiltrated this possible illusion to return Marc to reality.
Taweret can rejuvenate in mythology; she can give life by flooding the Nile or blessing the living with physical births, and she can also bring the dead back or cleanse and purify them so they can join the ‘beyond.’ Her regenerative powers made her a goddess who was frequently prayed to for conception and healing.