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Your Field Guide to Spotting Khonsu

Khonsu's a busy god. He'll be a boy one day, then an awesome doctor the next. You never know what shape he'll be wearing, so keep on the lookout for him. He often takes the form of a half-man, half-falcon and drags around the royal crook and flail, showing his power. Just don't get too close—he's an avenging god, too, and you don't want to get your head bitten off.

Sex: Male
Age: He's ageless, but he's usually shown as a pre-teen
Build: Slender
Complexion: Tan
Hair Color: Black and braided into a side ponytail (which shows he's still a kid)
Facial Hair: Sometimes he has a beard, but not usually.
Scars/marks/tattoos: He often has a falcon's head (he's half-bird, half-man). That is one sign that he's a god.
Jewelry and accessories: He's got some pretty cool tools. He often holds the crook and flail—Osiris and Horus' symbols of authority—and a special staff. He also wears a loose necklace and his crown has a crescent and a disk shaped like the moon on it.
Clothing: He wears a tight garment that fits him like a glove.
Armor: None
Type of Weapon: Divine magic

Typical Companions

Amun
Mut

Known Hangouts

Doctor's offices
His temples at Karnak, Thebes, and elsewhere across Egypt
Pet store (he has to feed his falcon half)

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