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Who are the Ennead in Moon Knight? Episode 3 Egyptian Gods explored

**Warning – Spoilers ahead for moon knight**

Steven Grant had previously mentioned the mighty Ennead in Episode 1 of the Disney Plus show, but Marvel fans were treated to seeing the avatars of the gods in the flesh in Episode 3.

We explain who the Ennead are and summarize how they fit into the narrative of moon knight in the final chapter and discuss who is the most powerful Egyptian god.

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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Marvel’s Ennead was introduced in Episode 3

In an attempt to put an end to Arthur Harrow’s sinister plan to revive Ammit, Khonshu took drastic measures and called a council with the Ennead.

Marc Spector was able to enter the Great Pyramid through a portal as Khonshu’s avatar, and subsequently the avatars of the other gods began to appear.

Arthur also joined to plead his case and managed to sway the council in his favor, resulting in Khonshu being discredited by the gods.

Yatzil, the avatar of Hathor, showed kindness to Marc by telling him where to find a star map in Senfu’s sarcophagus that leads to Ammit’s tomb.

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Who are the Ennead?

Steven Grant previously described the Ennead as a “supergroup of Egyptian gods” consisting of nine deities worshiped at Heliopolis in ancient Egypt.

The meaning of Ennead derives from the Greek name Enneás (Ἐννεάς) via Latin, meaning “the nine”.

While some generational variations of the Ennead change, including Horus, the following deities commonly make up the Ennead, including Atum and his eight descendants:

atum

According to the Heliopolitan creation myth, Atum was considered the first god to create himself and is often referred to as the sun god.

Shu and Tefnut

One of Atum’s children, Shu is depicted as the god of air and sunlight. Tefnut is Atum’s second child, the goddess of moisture.

Geb and nut

Geb and Nut are the children of Shu and Tefnut, who exist as the earth god and sky goddess.

Osiris and Isis

The fourth generation of the ninth begins with Osiris, god of death, rebirth, fertility and ruler of the underworld. Isis, on the other hand, is known as the god of magic, grief, and healing.

Seth and Nephthys

Finally, Seth and Nephthys are siblings of Osiris and Isis, also in the fourth generation of the ninth. Seth serves as a desert god and is often depicted as evil, and Nephthys is a tutelary goddess and mother of Anubis, the jackal god of embalming.

moon knight took a bit of creative liberty by adding Hathor, the god of music and love, into the Ennead, but this doesn’t correspond to real mythology. It has also been implied that Khonshu or Khonsu was once part of the Ennead before being shunned, which is also inaccurate.

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Who is the most powerful Egyptian god?

Isis is considered one of the most powerful goddesses in Egyptian mythology and is also considered the “mother of the gods”.

Because the goddess rules over every aspect of human life, the Egyptians called her Eset, meaning “Goddess of the Throne,” and she was also known as “The Great Magic” because of her unmatched powers.

In addition, Amun-Ra is also considered to be one of the more important and powerful gods recorded in ancient Egypt and stands as the main deity of the Egyptian Empire. The power of the god grew over time, for he consists of two gods: Amun, the god of wind, and Ra, the sun god.

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By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Moon Knight will now continue to stream DisneyPlus.

Also, Spy x Family English Dub will be released early via a dedicated Twitch livestream

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