Khonsu (コンス, Konsu) is a demon in the series.
Khonsu is an Ancient Egyptian god whose main role was associated with the moon. His name means "traveler" and this may relate to the nightly travel of the moon across the sky. Along with Thoth he marked the passage of time. Khonsu was instrumental in the creation of new life in all living creatures. At Thebes he formed part of a family triad with Mut as his mother and Amun his father. At Kom Ombo he was worshiped as son of Sobek and Hathor.
Typically he is depicted as a mummy with the symbol of childhood, a sidelock of hair, as well as the menat necklace with crook and flail. He has close links to other divine children such as Horus and Shu. He is sometimes shown wearing a falcon's head like Horus, with whom he is associated as a protector and healer, adorned with the sun disk and crescent moon.
He is mentioned in the Pyramid Texts and Coffin Texts, in which he is depicted in a fierce aspect, but doesn't rise to prominence until the New Kingdom when he is described as the "Greatest God of the Great Gods". Most of the construction of the temple complex at Karnak was centered on Khonsu during the Ramesside Period. His temple at Karnak is in a relatively good state of preservation and on one of the walls is depicted a cosmogony in which Khonsu is described as the great snake who fertilizes the Cosmic Egg in the creation of the world.
Khonsu's reputation as a healer spread outside of Egypt with a stela recording how a princess of Bekhten was instantly cured of an illness when an image of Khonsu arrived. King Ptolemy IV called himself "Beloved of Khonsu Who Protects His Majesty and Drives Away Evil Spirits" after he was cured of an illness. Memphis, Hibis and Edfu were locations of Khonsu's cult.
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