Chons, better known as Khonshu, was the son of Atum (known to the Egyptian gods as Ammon Ra) and of Amaunet, air goddess of the Ogdoad pantheon.[1] Another account stated that Khonshu was in fact the adopted son of Amon Ra.[7]

He was the brother of Montu,[1] and possibly Bes and Ptah,[1] and was brother[1] or half-brother[1] to Bast and Sekhmet.[note 1]

Early years

For some reason, perhaps the Ogdoad's aging and dying under unrevealed circumstances,[8] Mut became Khonshu's stepmother.[1]

The worship of the Helipolitans by the inhabitants of the Nile River Valley began around 10,000 BC.[8] And, since then, Khonshu and Ra have been warring against each other, reborn again and again through earthly avatars, with Khonshu beating Ra in every instance.[9]

Modern days

Khonshu resurrected Marc Spector and blessed him with superhuman powers and abilities under the Moon.[10]

Khonshu helped Marc overcome many obstacles as Moon Knight, but, over the years, Marc went completely insane and disappeared.[11] He later returned to continue his fight, despite his tenuous grip on reality,[12] but, after a while, Khonshu seemingly sent Marc and his allies to an illusory mental hospital[13] designed to wear away the last of Marc's mind, this way freeing his body for Khonshu to inhabit and use to enter our world.[14] But in reality, it was all an imaginary scenario used to cure Marc of his insanity.[15] In it, Marc had a confrontation with his alternate personas and realized that, to become whole again, he couldn't ignore just ignore them, but had to embrace them instead.[16] After returning to the Hospital, he crushed an illusory Khonshu's head and thus reconciled his illness, gaining control over his his other personalities once and for all.[17][15]

Power Grid [20]
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
* Khonshu is a teleporter


Khonshu has the conventional powers of the Ennead (the Heliopolitan gods), such as:

  • Superhuman Strength: Khonshu can lift (press) 60 tons.[1]
  • Superhuman Durability: Khonshu possesses superhuman durability that allows him to withstand unspecified levels of injury. Despite his god-like durability, it is possible to injure Khonshu, but any damaged tissue heals much faster and better than even the healthiest human. He is extremely long-lived and is immune to disease and aging.
  • Magic Manipulation: Khonshu can manipulate mystic energies for supernatural effects such as interdimensional teleportation, telepathy, healing the injured, resurrection, earthquakes and to grant superhuman powers to mortal beings such as the Moon Knight.[18][19]




Khonshu does not wield any weapons of his own, but he has bestowed power upon several artifacts which have become part of Moon Knight's arsenal for some time.

Discover and Discuss


  1. Many of these sibling relationships are questionable in regards to Ra being his adoptive father instead of his father.
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Khonshu's entry
  2. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update #1; Chons's entry
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Moon Knight Vol 5 #4
  4. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update #2; Bast's entry
  5. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Lion God's entry
  6. 6.0 6.1 Moon Knight #189
  7. Moon Knight #188
  8. 8.0 8.1 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Heliopolitans' entry
  9. Moon Knight #190
  10. Moon Knight #1
  11. Moon Knight Vol 6 #12
  12. Moon Knight Vol 7 #1
  13. Moon Knight Vol 8 #1
  14. Moon Knight Vol 8 #5
  15. 15.0 15.1 Max Bemis Tweet. Twitter (30 November 2017). Retrieved on 27 December 2017.
  16. Moon Knight Vol 8 #9
  17. Moon Knight Vol 8 #14
  18. Moon Knight Vol 2 #1
  19. West Coast Avengers Vol 2 #21
  20. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update #1

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