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The Gods of Ancient Egypt -- Khonsu


Khonsu

Other Names: Khons, Chons, Khensu Patron of: the moon, time, knowledge.


Appearance: A young man in the posture of a mummy with the royal sidelock and punt beard. He wears the moon disk on his shoulders.

Description: Khonsu is the son of Amun and Mut, and is the god of the moon. He is also revered as the god of time, and is thus regarded as one of the companions of Thoth. Khonsu is a great lover of games, and is frequently shown playing a game of Senet against Thoth for one thing or another.

Worship: His cult center is at Thebes where he forms a triad with Amun and Mut.

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Last Updated: Aug 4th, 2011

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