Children of the Divine Order
Children of Khonsu
Characteristics and Aspects
Khonsu’s main role was associated with the moon. His name means “traveller” and this may relate to the nightly travel of the moon across the sky. He marked the passage of time. He also had the titles “Embracer”, “Pathfinder”, and “Defender”. As the god of light in the night, Khonsu was invoked to protect against wild animals, increase male virility, and aid with healing. It was said that when Khonsu caused the crescent moon to shine, women conceived, cattle became fertile, and all nostrils and every throat was filled with fresh air.
Khonsu is typically depicted as a mummy with the symbol of childhood, a sidelock of hair, as well as the menat necklace with crook and flail. He is sometimes shown wearing a falcon’s head like Horus adorned with the sun disk and crescent moon.
He is related to Amun and Mut.
Khonsu’s children are natural shape-shifters, though they are physically no more capable than humans. Magically they have access to moon, travel, defense, light, darkness, animals, and healing. They follow the Oath of the Veil.