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Logan Hollowell Jewelry

Ra + Khonsu Turquoise Earrings

$ 290.00

EARI-004

Ancient Egyptian sun and moon gods, Ra and Khonsu are the inspiration behind these studs, representing the duality and harmonious balance found in our world.  14k gold and Bisbee turquoise sun and moon earrings.  Purchase as a pair or singles.

The sun is the quintessence of masculine energy, light and heat, while the moon is the symbol of the feminine mystery and of creation. United in one design, sun and moon are seen as an union of two opposites coming together to create a harmonious unity.

They represent the two extremes of human nature, necessary to achieve balance and stability. The sun rises every day, heats and lights the earth as the moon illuminates the night sky, and its gravity affects the tides.

The sun is seen as an active ingredient, while the moon is the passive principle. Therefore, the union of the sun and moon is similar to yin and yang existing in harmony.

Khonsu, the Egyptian god of moon, featured in the stories, myths and legends in Egyptian Mythology. His symbols were crescent and full moon, the falcon, a crook, flail, and scepter. Although best known as a lunar deity he was also associated with healing. According to ancient Egyptian mythology he was credited with healing the pharaoh Ptolemy IV who subsequently took the epithet "beloved of Khonsu who protects the king and drives away evil spirits". Khonsu was often depicted as a child and revered as a protector of children against dangerous animals and represented standing on crocodiles. Ancient Egyptians appealed to him as 'Khonsu the Merciful' for help when they were ill.

The duties of the ibis-headed god Thoth included that of secretary of  the sun god Ra and scribe of the Underworld and Khonsu was perceived as his mathematical counterpart. The Egyptians appreciated the regular cycles of the moon, and made them the base for their calendar of twelve months making up a lunar year. Khonsu was therfore described as the pendulum of heaven and the precise divider of months and had the epithet of  "Khonsu, the chronographer".

 

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