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Khonsu
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Khonsu
Period of
worship
Old KingdomRoman Period
Cult center Thebes
Titles "Traveller", "Embracer",
"Pathfinder", "Defender"
Symbol(s) moon-disk, princely sidelock,
falcon, crook and flail,
was-scepter
Association moon
Appearance Anthropoid, moon-disk,
princely sidelock
Father Amun
Mother Mut
Spouse(s) Hathor

Khonsu is the ancient Egyptian god of the moon. His name means "traveller", and this may relate to the perceived nightly travel of the Moon across the sky. Along with Thoth he marked the passage of time. Khonsu was instrumental in the creation of new life in all living creatures. At Thebes he formed part of a family triad (the "Theban Triad") with Mut as his mother and Amun his father.

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