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What is Moon Knight Egyptian Jackal? Why can only Steven see her?

**Warning – spoilers ahead for moon knight Episode 2**

moon knight Episode 1 introduced viewers and the series’ protagonist, Steven Grant, to a mythological dog summoned by Arthur Harrow to hunt Steven.

We explain what an Egyptian jackal mentioned in Episode 2 is, discuss why only Steven Grant can see it and provide an episode guide for the upcoming series.

Created by Doug Moench, Jeremy Slater and Don Perlin, the series, starring Oscar Isaac as the titular vigilante, Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel and May Calamawy, follows former US Marine Spector as he struggles with dissociative identity disorder and his newly acquired powers of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu.

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What is an Egyptian jackal?

Egyptian jackals traditionally belong to the wolf family, whose successors today are the Egyptian wolves.

Egyptian jackals also inspired a more mythological view of the animal, calling them “hounds of death.” However, these death hounds were either depicted as fully animal or had a jackal’s head on a human body.

The most iconic jackal-like figure in ancient Egypt is Anubis, depicted half man, half jackal and known as the god of death.

In Egyptian mythology, Anubis played a role in the process of death alongside Ammit – the deity worshiped by Arthur Harrow. In the Egyptian underworld, Anubis would weigh the heart of the recently deceased person against the pen of Ma’at in the Hall of Two Truths. If the heart was not pure, Ammit was there to devour them, denying them access to Osiris and immortality.

Ammit’s power to summon death hounds to hunt down evildoers moon knighttherefore makes a lot of sense and is consistent with Egyptian mythology.

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Why can only Steven see her?

Steven Grant / Marc Spector can only see the jackals because he is the avatar of a god who sort of elevates the valley above the visibility of these creatures.

The only other person who can see the jackals is Arthur Harrow as he is the one who summons them and is Ammit’s avatar.

Layla, Arthur’s followers, and the shocked civilians of London cannot see the beast because they are purely human and have no spiritual connections to Egyptian gods.

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Moon Knight Episode Guide

Marvel’s moon knight consists of six episodes in its first season, each episode lasting between 40 and 50 minutes.

Following Disney’s previous pattern with Marvel shows, each episode is released weekly on a Wednesday.

Below we’ve provided an episode guide for the upcoming episodes, complete with airing dates for you to mark on your calendar:

  • Episode 1: The goldfish problem – Wednesday 30 March 2022
  • Episode 2: Summon the suit – Wednesday 6 April 2022
  • Episode 3: TBA – Wednesday April 13, 2022
  • Episode 4: TBA – Wednesday April 20, 2022
  • Episode 5: TBA – Wednesday April 27, 2022
  • Episode 6: TBA – Wednesday 4th May 2022
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By Jo Craig – [email protected]

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