Moon Knight episode 1 contained an Easter egg that hinted at a superhero group. This group predated the Avengers by several centuries. This new Disney+ series provides viewers with a glimpse into the MCU’s ancient history. It also displays a previously unexplored area of this film universe. Moon Knight isn’t the only comic book hero to have Egyptian mythology play a significant role in their stories.
Nick Fury’s Avengers team isn’t the first group of superheroes to come together in the MCU. During Phase 4’s Eternals movie, it was shown that Earth had previously been home to powerful warriors. The Celestials had imposed a set of rules on this group of alien immortals. Furthermore, they were forced to sit back and watch as events unfolded on Earth. In addition to the Eternals, there are the Asgardians, who primarily inhabit their own dimension but have been known to visit Earth on occasion. We now know that a completely new group of superhumans exists in the MCU.
When Steven Grant brought up the En nead in Moon Knight episode 1, he pointed out that the poster depicting the group had seven members instead of the correct nine. Osiris, Set, Nephthys, and Isis are some of the other gods and goddesses that make up the Ennead in Egyptian mythology. There are seven members of the Ennead, each immortal with superhuman abilities similar to those seen in Marvel Comic depictions of the Norse and Greek deities. It is safe to say that the Ennead, who were revered by the ancient Egyptians, were a kind of ancient Avengers guarding the planet.
More information about the Ennead’s activities in ancient Egypt in the MCU could be gleaned. However, this will only happen if they resemble comic book characters. Set, a member of the Marvel Comics team, created a villain’s presence on Earth. This prompted the Egyptian gods to step in to protect humanity. It was not uncommon for Egyptian pantheon members to join Thor in his battle against the other Marvel gods. For the Ennead, Set’s schemes have led to their involvement in other current-day narratives, as well.
For the time being, we don’t know who these characters are or what their previous roles were. Khonshu, Bast and Ammit appear to be real Egyptian deities in the MCU’s world. So, it’s likely that the Ennead existed in some form, as well. It’s possible that the other gods will be mentioned in future episodes. This is so as Moon Knight digs deeper into the dispute between Khonshu and Ammit. Some of these characters could play significant roles in the MCU’s history and even make an appearance in person.