Khonsu

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Khonsu
God o youth an the muin
Khonsu.svg
Khonsu in human form
Name in hieroglyphs
Aa1
N35
O34
M23 G45 G7
Major cult center Thebes
Symbol the muin disk, the sidelock
Parents Amun an Mut or Bast an Anubis ( in some accoonts )

Khonsu (alternately Chonsu, Khensu, Khons, Chons or Khonshu) is an Auncient Egyptian god whose main role wis associatit wi the muin. His name means "traveller" an this mey relate tae the nichtly travel o the muin athort the sky. Alang wi Thoth he marked the passage o time. Khonsu wis instrumental in the creation o new life in aw livin creatures. At Thebes he furmed pairt of a faimily triad wi Mut as his mither an Amun his faither. At Kom Ombo he wis worshipped as son o Sobek an Hathor.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Oxford Guide: Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology", Edited by Donald B. Redford, p186-187, Berkley, 2003, ISBN 0-425-19096-X