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.
My 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.
I'm worshipped across Egypt, from Edfu to Kom Ombo, Luxor to Karnak.
Work & Education
God of the moon and a bunch of other stuff. NBD.
I learned at my divine parents'—and aunts' and uncles'—knees.
I support the pharaoh as divine monarch of Egypt.
Family & Friends (& Enemies)
My 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.
I'm related to every god.
The gods of Egypt and their son, the pharaoh
Single and looking for a divine missus
Any single goddesses
Moonlighting 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.)
"Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars." – J.R.R. Tolkien, TheLord 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
Prince 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
Activities & Interests
Doctors Horror flicks Planetariums Croissants (because of their shape) Family reunions
Astronomy 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)