In Egyptian Mythology Khonsu was a moon-god, the son of Amun and Mut, who was seen as a form of Thoth by the people of Thebes. Also associated with travelling, his name means to travel or to move about.

It was believed that when he made the crescent moon shine humans and animals became fertile and everyone breathed fresh air.

Khonsu was usually depicted as a mummified youth standing on a plinth, wearing a crescent moon headdress or as a man with the head of a hawk wearing a lunar disk headdress.