5 Superheroes You May Not Have Known Were Based on Ancient Egyptian Symbols and Names



Black Adam

Black Adam from DC is an ancient Egyptian prince who was given incredible powers by a wizard named Shazam. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been confirmed to play Black Adam in the 2019 live action film.

While the appropriation of culture can be a frustrating occurrence for a community that is struggling to reclaim its identity and is continuing to break down barriers in mainstream media, there are and have always been many great Black superheroes in fiction as well as in real life.

Written by: Sheldon WilliamsAn entrepreneur and social activist with over 20 years experience working in various formats to bring about positive social change. A founding member of the Afronauts; an Afrofuturistic collective dedicated to bringing exposure to and understanding of the ontological genre.

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