Khonshu and Ammit: From Egyptian Mythology to the MCU

With the success of the Disney limited series Moon Knight, it has no doubt thrown Egyptian mythology into the spotlight. But despite all the amazing visual effects, and the dazzling scenery and action scenes, how accurate is the portrayal of Khonshu and Ammit? Does marvel stick close to Egyptian mythology, and portray the gods as accurately as possible, or have they adapted the mythologies to suit a certain audience? Just like the other myths and legends of the Ancient World, Egyptian mythology can be quite complicated, and even through the passage of time, the gods themselves can be adapted through mythology to suit new purposes. The MCU is no stranger to portraying gods, as we have seen Thor, Loki, and various other gods from the Norse mythologies. So how close is Marvel’s portrayal of the Egyptian gods, and how have they managed to stick to the ancient script?

  • I would suggest comparing the MCU to Norse mythology, as well. Making Hela a daughter of Odin instead of Loki, for example, was an interesting choice. The biggest challenge in writing this article would be determining which sources to use. It's not like we're comparing the Captain America movie to what really happened in World War II. The "canon" of mythology is very loose and fuzzy. Still, might be fun to see what we can come up with. – noahspud 1 year ago

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