Khons (Khensu), whose identify means 'the Navigator' or 'He who crosses the sky in a ship,’ appears initially to have been a moon-God, little identified past the area of Thebes. It is a puzzle why the Greeks generally recognized him with Hercules.
Khons is ordinarily represented within the type of a personage swathed like Ptah, whose composite sceptre he holds earlier than him. His head is totally shaven aside from one temple which is adorned by the heavy tress of a royal little one. He wears a skullcap mounted by a disk in a crescent moon. At first reasonably obscure, Khons ro se to the ranks of the nice Gods when he was adopted by Amon and Mut and changed Mont as their son within the Theban triad.
It is barely underneath the New Kingdom, nevertheless, that he appears to have begun to get pleasure from nice recognition as an exorcist and healer. The possessed and the sick from throughout Egypt and even from overseas had recourse to him. In the case of these from overseas Khons delegated his powers to a statue wherein he incarnated a double of himself, commanding it to go forth and remedy his suppliants. Thus we see the nice Khons Neferhotep of Karnak, whose assist the Syearian prince of Bakhtan had implored on behalf of his daughter, delegate a second Khons in Syearia who was named 'He who executes the designs and who expels the rebels.’ Space is missing to recount intimately how the divine substitute completed his mission and drove from the princess's physique the demon which had tormented her; how on the finish of three years and 9 months he appeared in a dream to her father within the type of a golden falcon who flew swiftly in direction of Egypt; and how the grateful prince then hastened to take again the divine statue with the best ceremony along with pricey presents which have been deposited within the temple of Karnak on the ft of the nice Khons Neferhotep.
Khons was a lot honored at Thebes and additionally worshipped at Ombos the place he fashioned the third particular person within the triad of Sebek underneath the identify Khons Hor, who was represented as a person with a falcon's head surmounted with a disk in a crescent moon.
In conclusion it might be remarked that one of many months of the 12 months was named Pakhons, which suggests 'the month of Khons.'