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Who Voices The Hippo Goddess Taweret In Moon Knight Episode 4?

"Moon Knight" throws audiences into a bizarre side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that fans haven't seen thus far. For anyone not caught up on the series, it follows Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), a gift shop worker with dissociative identity disorder who realizes he's the avatar of the Egyptian god of the moon, Khonshu (F. Murray Abraham). One of his other identities, Marc Spector, is a former mercenary who made a deal with the ancient god when he was left for dead in the desert before the series picks up. Grant finds himself caught up in a race to stop a nefarious cult leader, Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke), who wants to resurrect the goddess Ammit so she can judge the souls of everyone on the planet. 

"Moon Knight" Episode 4 continues the show's delightfully absurd streak, as it ends with Marc and Steven locked up in a mental institution, while a therapist who looks exactly like Harrow says that everything that's happened so far has just been a figment of their imagination. Oh dear. To make matters even more confusing, the unlikely dynamic duo runs into an anthropomorphic hippo goddess named Taweret in the halls of the asylum. So, all is clearly not what it seems. She doesn't seem particularly villainous since she greets the pair with a playful "Hi!" — but then again, Harrow is also pretty friendly at times, so who knows.

But who voices the hippo goddess?

Newcomer Antonia Salib plays Taweret

Taweret is obviously another CGI character in the series, alongside Khonshu himself, due to her otherworldly nature. Even though we don't see her actual face in the show, we do know that the part is played by newcomer Antonia Salib. As per IMDb, this is the actor's first major screen role — and what a way to get started! In Egyptian mythology, Taweret is a protector of women and children, specifically relating to childbirth (via Inquiries Journal). The episode chooses to leave fans on a cliffhanger by introducing Taweret, but not explaining her appearance, so expect to learn more about the MCU's version of the goddess in Episode 5.

Salib herself briefly opened up to Variety about what it was like to join the MCU, explaining that she was allowed to put her own spin on Taweret. The actor also confirmed that she physically portrays the goddess, saying, "From the moment I read the scenes when I was auditioning and started working with the director, Mohamed Diab, and the costume team, and the VFX — it really felt like I was given license to create my character, and everyone was on board to work together. It was lovely."

The star was careful not to answer a different question from Variety regarding whether or not she got involved with any stunt work, so it'll be interesting to see what else Taweret gets up to and whether or not she helps break Steven and Marc out of their bizarre situation.