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Kefnet
God of Knowledge
Kefnet.jpg
Demographics
Race God, (later Zombie)
Birthplace Amonkhet
Death Hour of Promise
Naktamun
later War of the Spark
Ravnica

Kefnet was the Amonkhet god of knowledge.[1]

Description[]

With his ibis head and glorious wings, he represented intellect and the magic of the mind. Kefnet oversaw the Trial of Knowledge (the second trial) and judged worthiness based on mental prowess.[2] He believed that knowledge is power and his greatest weapon was his mental acumen and magical ability. Kefnet was also the god who was responsible for the maintenance of the Hekma, drawing power from the Luxa to maintain its water.[3]

History[]

Hour of Devastation[]

During the Hour of Promise, Kefnet was killed by the Scorpion God, alongside Oketra, while trying to protect the mortals of Naktamun and repair the Hekma.[4]

War of the Spark[]

Kefnet was zombified. During the War of the Spark on Ravnica, he reappeared as a God-Eternal in Bolas's army. Ral Zarek sheared off his right arm with a massive lightning bolt, but the Ibis God didn't seem to notice. In the end, Kefnet was incinerated by the resurrected Niv-Mizzet.[5][6]

Inspiration[]

Kefnet appears to be based on Thoth, the Egyptian god of Knowledge and Magic, who is also often depicted with the head of an Ibis.

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
War of the Spark: Ravnica—The Path to Opulent Greg Weisman 2019-05-15 War of the Spark Ravnica Rat, Teyo Verada, Kaya, Ral Zarek, Angrath, Jaya Ballard, Gideon Jura, Gan Shokta, Domri Rade, Vorel, Maree, Kiora, Samut, Eknet, Temmet, Neit, Haq, Kawit, Huatli, Saheeli Rai, Kasmina, Oketra, Kefnet, Bontu, Rhonas, Jace Beleren, Nicol Bolas
War of the Spark: Ravnica—Operation Desperation Greg Weisman 2019-06-05 War of the Spark Ravnica Rat, Teyo Verada, Kaya, Ral Zarek, Vraska, Exava, Rakdos, Tomik Vrona, Hekara, Nissa Revane, Lavinia, Borborygmos, Emmara Tandris, Vannifar, Vorel, Aurelia, Lazav, Kefnet, Niv-Mizzet

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References[]

  1. Wizards of the Coast. Explore the planes: Amonkhet
  2. Ken Troop (April 26, 2017). "The Hand That Moves". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Amonkhet Players Guide
  4. Alison Luhrs (June 28, 2017). "The Hour of Promise". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Greg Weisman (April 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica". Del Rey.
  6. Greg Weisman (June 5, 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica – Operation Desperation". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
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