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God of Strength
Race God
Birthplace Amonkhet
Death Hour of Glory

Cobra-headed Rhonas was the Amonkhet god of strength, both in physical superiority and mental aspects of willpower.

Description[edit | edit source]

The ability to resist fear, to face any battle with an indomitable will, and self-reliance are the qualities that ensure success in Rhonas's trial (which was the third trial).[1] He helped defend Naktamun, charging at monsters that dare attack it.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Hour of Devastation[edit | edit source]

In the Hour of Glory, The Scorpion God fought and killed Rhonas.[3]

War of the Spark[edit | edit source]

Rhonas was zombified. During the War of the Spark on Ravnica, he reappeared as a God-Eternal in Bolas's army. He was destroyed by Gideon and his Blackblade.[4]

Inspiration[edit | edit source]

Rhonas' snake-like appearance is similar to Wadjet, an Egyptian goddess that often takes the form of a snake. Wadjet was a protective goddess of kings and childbirth. Rhonas could also have drawn inspiration from Renenutet, another Egyptian snake goddess who is often considered another form of Wadjet. Renenutet is the god of the harvest and sustenance, which parallels his position as the green god of strength.

Story appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wizards of the Coast. Explore the planes: Amonkhet
  2. Amonkhet Players Guide
  3. Michael Yichao (June 21, 2017). "The Hour of Glory". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Greg Weisman (April 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica". Del Rey.