KHONSUAlso known as CHONS, KHONS, KHENSU
God of the Moon — and also a God of Time (particularly months).
Long ago, his fame spread far and wide and he was called to some distant domain called Bekhten to cast out a demon inside a princess. They were so pleased with the results they tried to keep him for themselves.
After a time, KHONSU got homesick. He recalled the demon and made an arrangement that the demon would leave the domain forever if a small sacrifice was made.
This was done and eventually KHONSU managed to slip back to Egypt — leaving behind a replica of himself in statue form.
If this all sounds too exciting, perhaps you might prefer his older and slightly more dignified lunar associate IAH. We always like to give you a choice.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : CHONS, KHONS, KHENSU
Popularity index : 637
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