Moon Knight is being hailed by followers as one of many wildest entries within the MCU but. For starters, the present’s not holding again on the comedian book-y mysticism because it’s closely featured the moon god Khonshu (as voiced by F. Murray Abraham) in its first two episodes. With a lot of its personal mythos to arrange, then, the sequence doesn’t have a lot room to tie into the broader universe. Having mentioned that, because of Khonshu, Moon Knight truly does name again to one of many MCU’s hottest motion pictures in a shocking means.
You see, Khonshu isn’t truly the primary Egyptian deity to be revealed to exist within the MCU. Black Panther established that Wakanda worships the panther goddess Bast. Well, in historical Egyptian mythology, each Khonshu (or Khonsu) and Bast (also referred to as Bastet) are kids of the solar god Ra. Twitter person @UpToTASK identified this surprising connection in a viral tweet.
“Wait till the world finds out that these two are brother and sister…” they wrote, sharing a screenshot of Moon Knight‘s moon god and some Black Panther concept art of Bast.
This is actually a pretty mind-blowing tether between the two heroes as it means that Moon Knight and Black Panther’s origins are extra carefully linked than we thought. According to Wakandan legend, Bast gave the nation’s first king the Heart-Shaped Herb, from which the Black Panther will get his energy. It appears Bast was not alone in selecting a champion on Earth as Moon Knight reveals that each Khonshu and Ammit, one other Egyptian god, additionally wish to empower Avatars to do their bidding.
Moon Knight stays a very standalone entry within the MCU, but it surely’s fascinating particulars like this that remind us each puzzle piece of the ever-growing franchise nonetheless suits into the general image in some form or kind. Watch out for extra connections like this one because the six-episode occasion sequence continues Wednesdays on Disney Plus.