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Khonsu

Khonsu

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Khonsu

The kooky kid of dynamic Egyptian deities Amun and Mut, Khonsu is the Egyptian god of the moon. A true multi-tasker, he's also got a lot of other jobs. Khonsu helps regulate humans' lifespans, fights for the pharaoh, heals the sick, and helps out the unfortunate. How does he find time to do all of this? Yeah right—like he'd tell us.

Basic Information

NameKhonsu
NicknameMy favorite nicknames are Khon, Su, and Special K. My worshippers also have a few names for me: the Wanderer (because I'm the moon, which wanders across the sky); Khonsu-Neterhotep (Khonsu the Merciful, who loves helping humans); and Khonsu the Child (because I'm Amun and Mut's baby boy). I'm also the Reckoner of the Lifespan (when I'm called on to figure out how long a human should live) and the Provider (my nickname when I'm invoked as a healing god).

Yeah, I get around.
SexMale
Current cityI'm worshipped across Egypt, from Edfu to Kom Ombo, Luxor to Karnak.

Work & Education

OccupationGod of the moon and a bunch of other stuff. NBD.
EducationI learned at my divine parents'—and aunts' and uncles'—knees.

Beliefs

Political viewsI support the pharaoh as divine monarch of Egypt.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsMy parents change depending on where I'm worshipped. At Thebes, I'm the son of Amun and Mut, but at Kom Ombo, I'm Sobek and Hathor's son. Sometimes, I'm even Ptah and Sekhmet's baby.

And yes, I'm in therapy.
SiblingsI'm related to every god.
ChildrenNone
FriendsThe gods of Egypt and their son, the pharaoh

Relationships

Relationship statusSingle and looking for a divine missus
Interested inAny single goddesses

Favorites

Quotations"Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars."
– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

"Here, men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind."
– Neil Armstrong

Moses: "Why did you choose me?"
Queen: "We didn't, Moses. The gods did."
The Prince of Egypt

"A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed."
– Emile M. Cioran
BooksTwilight: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer 
(I'm a half-moon kind of guy myself, but I love all of its phases.)
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 
(I'd stay in the Egyptian wing of the museum.)
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Jester 
(Since I'm also "Khonsu the Child," I love kids' books—this one in particular.)
On the Road by Jack Kerouac 
(I read this on the road from the Nile Delta to Karnak.)
The Witches by Roald Dahl 
(The witches remind me of meaner versions of my magical goddess cousins.)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss 
(I know we didn't have Christmas in ancient Egypt, but this is just a classic.)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 
(Like Salander, I've got a dark side.)
Othello by William Shakespeare
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
(Who doesn't love a good Roaring '20s party?)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare 
(Lady Macbeth switches up on ol' Mac—she's dark, but has a light side—just like the moon.)
MusicDark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd 
Can I Kick It? by A Tribe Called Quest 
(I can never kick it—the moon is always cycling.)
Walk This Way by Run D.M.C. and Aerosmith 
What's Love Got to Do With It? by Tina Turner 
(For mortal humans, love's got nothing to do with their destiny.)
Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone 
(I'm just your average god, hanging with my parents, Amun and Mut, in Thebes.)
Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin 
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding 
(I'm more used to sitting on a Nile dock.)
MoviesPrince of Egypt 
(I rooted for Moses here, even though he wasn't a real Egyptian.)
The Healer 
(I might be ferocious when protecting the pharaoh, but I'm also a nice guy—just witness all the times I've helped mortals by healing them.)
Moon 
(The title says it all. Simple and sweet, just like me.)
Avatar 
(Who doesn't love futuristic sci-fi?)
The Exorcist 
(I'll get as bad as the devil if someone tries to attack the pharaoh.)
The Mummy
Psycho 
Alien 
TV ShowsMoonlighting 
The Defenders 
(I act as the defender—more physically than these guys—for the pharaoh.)
Egypt Unwrapped 
(Even I love learning new things about my own country.)
Falcon Crest 
(I love this TV show, since I often appear in the form of a falcon-headed man.)

Activities & Interests

LikesDoctors
Horror flicks
Planetariums
Croissants (because of their shape)
Family reunions
ActivitiesWalking on the beach in the moonlight
Playing with humans' destinies
Working for Divine Doctors without Borders
Wandering across the night sky without a GPS
Mixing up herbal remedies
InterestsAstronomy
Medicine
Divination
Youth studies (since I'm the favorite kid of Amun and Mut)
Criminal justice (for when I'm figuring out human beings' fates)
GroupsSecrets of Ancient Egypt 
Astronomers 
The Ancient Gods 
My Parents Change from City to City

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