Unveiling the Mysteries of Khonsu: The Ancient Egyptian God of the Moon

Unveiling the Mysteries of Khonsu: The Ancient Egyptian God of the Moon

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In the pantheon of ancient Egypt, among the myriad of deities that were worshipped, one figure stands out as a beacon of lunar majesty: Khonsu. Revered as the god of the moon, time, and healing, Khonsu held a significant place in the hearts and minds of ancient Egyptians. Translated, Khonsu means “Traveller” and we believe this signinfies the travel of the moon across the night sky.

In this brief write up, we will dive into the mythology surrounding Khonsu, unraveling the mysteries and significance of this enigmatic deity.

The Origins of Khonsu: Khonsu, whose name translates to “traveller” or “pathfinder,” was an integral part of the Theban triad, alongside Amun and Mut. He was believed to be the son of Amun, the king of the gods, and Mut, the primordial mother goddess. Khonsu’s divine parentage endowed him with immense power and significance within the Egyptian pantheon.

Depictions of Khonsu: In art and iconography, Khonsu was typically portrayed as a youthful figure, often depicted with a sidelock of youth and the symbol of the moon adorning his head. He is often depicted with the same falcon-headed god Horus, emphasizing his connection to the lunar cycle and its association with the passage of time. We have emphasized this connection in our stock stamps as you can see in this image comparison below –

Roles and Attributes: As the god of the moon, Khonsu was believed to govern the lunar cycle and its influence on the passage of time. Ancient Egyptians associated the phases of the moon with various aspects of life, including fertility, agriculture, and the cyclical nature of existence. Khonsu’s role as a deity of time also extended to matters of divination and prophecy, as lunar phases were often used as a means of predicting future events.

Furthermore, Khonsu was revered as a healer, particularly in the realm of mental and physical afflictions. Temples dedicated to Khonsu served as centers of healing and rejuvenation, where worshippers sought his divine intervention in times of illness or distress.

Khonsu in Mythology and Ritual: Mythology surrounding Khonsu often depicted him as a benevolent and compassionate deity, ever ready to assist those in need. Tales of his miraculous healings and interventions permeated ancient Egyptian religious texts, cementing his status as a revered and beloved god.

Rituals dedicated to Khonsu often involved offerings of food, drink, and incense, presented at his temples in exchange for his divine favor and protection. Lunar festivals, such as the Festival of Opet, provided opportunities for worshippers to express their devotion to Khonsu through prayer, music, and dance.

146. Tut'ankhamun in Opet – The History of Egypt Podcast

(Tut’ankhamun in Opet, History of Egypt Podcast)

Legacy and Influence: Despite the passage of millennia, Khonsu’s legacy endures, with remnants of his worship scattered throughout ancient Egyptian archaeological sites. The enduring fascination with Khonsu serves as a testament to the enduring power of myth and the human quest for meaning in the cosmos.

In the pantheon of ancient Egyptian gods, Khonsu occupies a unique and revered position as the god of the moon, time, and healing. Through his association with the lunar cycle and its influence on human affairs, Khonsu offered ancient Egyptians a source of solace, guidance, and divine protection. Today, the legacy of Khonsu continues to captivate the imagination, reminding us of the enduring allure of ancient myth and the mysteries of the cosmos.

NEW Flippy Midrange from Infinite Discs

The Khonsu is an awesome, understable, beadless addition to Infinite’s midrange line up.  Throw the Khonsu on hyzer and it will go super straight, or give it a little anhyzer and it will hold the line when trying to get around something.  This disc feels excellent and is a must for anyone needing an understable midrange.

Team member Andrew Leahy said this about the new mold: “The Khonsu has a ton of glide! And provides effortless distance and control with a midrange! They can handle a lot more torque than I would have guessed and they really love to stay on whatever line you throw them on!!”

This new mold is now available in I-Blend plastic. We are confident you will love this disc, so as we always say…

Love what you throw, and throw what you love!

Beyond Plastic: Cultural Stories about Infinite Discs’ Discs

Beyond Plastic: Cultural Stories about Infinite Discs’ Discs

A prevalent trend among disc golf manufacturers and companies with their own line of discs is to adopt a naming system or thematic tone for their lineup. For example: Westside Discs molds are typically medieval-related names, Clash Discs name their molds after different food flavors/spices, and MVP uses electrical-related titles.

We (Infinite Discs) have chosen to use various ancient cultures from around the world to name our discs. This post is going to break down the various cultural names we use as inspiration, we will look at stamp artwork that reflects these cultures, and we will discuss what cultures we look forward to using in the future.

 Starting at the beginning, the very first mold in the Infinite Discs lineup was named the Exodus and was first run in S-Blend plastic back in 2018. The word Exodus means an extensive departure of a people from one area to another. One of the most famous and well-known historical exoduses is the departure of the Israelites from Egypt to the “Promised Land.” This name was decided after we chose to focus on ancient Egyptian culture to name our discs going forward. Since then, we have branched out and chosen to include all varieties of ancient cultures in our theme.


Egyptian culture is believed to date back to the 31st century BCE. The ancient Egyptians are renowned for their contributions to art, architecture, sciences, and polytheistic belief systems, with elaborate temples and monumental structures like the Pyramids of Giza reflecting the centrality of religion which you see reflected on many of our stamps.

The molds that we associate with Egyptian Culture are as follows:

Here are some of our favorite stamps that follow the theme of this culture –


Roman and Greek cultures, collectively known as Greco-Roman civilization, have profoundly influenced the course of Western history. Ancient Greece birthed democracy, philosophy, and classical arts as well as excelled in architecture, literature, and sculpture. Ancient Rome is most known for their evolution into a formidable empire, therefore inspiring several of our mold names. Both cultures celebrated polytheistic religions, with Greek and Roman mythologies influencing art and literature.

The molds that we associate with Ancient Greco-Roman civilization are as follows:

Here are some of our favorite stamps that follow the theme of this culture –


Despite their geographical separation and distinct historical timelines, the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations shared certain characteristics such as advanced agricultural practices, complex social structures, and polytheistic religious beliefs. However, each had unique cultural achievements and political organizations that contributed to their individual legacies.

  • Maya: Known for their advanced knowledge in astronomy, mathematics, and hieroglyphic writing. Built impressive city-states with temples and pyramids.
  • Aztec: Renowned for their military prowess, impressive architecture, and the complex social structure. Their artistic expressions included intricate codices and sculptures.
  • Inca: Famed for their extensive road network, advanced agricultural terracing, and skillful stonework in constructions like Machu Picchu.

Each of these cultures has a disc in the Infinite line up with it’s own name represented. We also include the Alpaca as part of this cultural theme, as each of these cultures relied heavily on these amazing creatures for food and clothing materials.

Here are some of our favorite stamps that follow the theme of this culture –


Ancient Asian dynasties were characterized by rich and diverse cultures that significantly shaped the history of the continent. These ancient Asian dynasties reflected an intricate tapestry of philosophies, arts, and scientific achievements, leaving enduring legacies that continue to influence the cultural landscape of Asia today.

Currently, we only have the Dynasty as part of this cultural identity. But we are continuing to work on creating several other molds that fall under this cultural influence.

Here are some of our favorite stamps that follow the theme of this culture –


We’d like to highlight that a number of our molds can be associated with various cultures based on the stamps selected for different production runs. For instance, the Tomb and the Emperor were not initially intended to be part of the Asian Dynasty culture. However, as evident from these stamps below, they share some connection with this cultural theme.


Ancient Spanish culture, with its roots in a diverse history shaped by various civilizations, has contributed significantly to the cultural tapestry of Europe. The Spanish Golden Age, marked by flourishing arts and literature, colonial expansion, and contributing to the blend of cultures defines this culture.

One of our most recently released molds, the Galleon, begins to cover this culture as a GALLEON is a large, heavily armed sailing ship that was used primarily by European states from the 16th to the 18th century and played a significant role in the exploration and colonization of the Americas.

A CONQUEROR is an individual or entity that successfully overcomes and subdues others, typically through force, skill, or strategy. This is our most recently released mold, and is currently in Signature Halo S-Blend plastic and soon to be Swirly S-blend.


The following molds don’t fall under any specific cultural category, but do fall under each category as an integral part of ancient cultures.

SLAB: A slab is a flat, thick piece or slice of material, often rectangular in shape. This term is commonly used in construction and architecture to describe a broad, horizontal surface, such as a concrete slab (that’s where our plastic name comes from) and other ancient structures like temples and pyramids.

RUIN: Ruin refers to the state of decay, destruction, or disintegration of something that was once complete, prosperous, or structurally sound. It can apply to physical structures, such as buildings or monuments, as well as abstract concepts like relationships or plans. As we look back on these ancient cultures, we see much ruin as their once glorious palaces, colosseum, and pyramids are beginning to decay.

RAZE: To raze is to utterly obliterate or demolish, usually in the context of structures, buildings, or entire settlements. Historically, scholars assert that war and conflict were prevalent in nearly all ancient cultures, suggesting that instances of razing likely occurred with some frequency.

MYTH: A myth is a traditional or sacred narrative that explains the beliefs, customs, practices, or natural phenomena of a society. Myths often involve supernatural beings, gods, heroes, and legendary events, serving as cultural stories that convey moral or spiritual lessons. We see that each ancient civilization discussed here had some sort of myth/legend that was passed down through the generations.

CZAR: A czar historically refers to a title used for the emperors or monarchs of Russia. In a more general sense, the term “czar” is sometimes used metaphorically to refer to a person with significant authority or control over a particular area or aspect, such as a “drug czar” overseeing anti-drug efforts.

SCEPTER: A scepter is an ornamental staff or rod, often made of precious materials and adorned with symbolic embellishments. It is a symbol of authority, sovereignty, or rulership and is traditionally associated with royalty, monarchs, or other high-ranking figures. Crowns, attire, and scepters are just a few of the ways that people would be able to recognize who was in charge of that group of individuals or an entire nation.

KON-TIKI: The name for this disc does not have a clear cultural relation, nor a clear description of what it means. This disc was named before our Creative Director was brought on and during a time where the naming process was more random. However, several interpretations can be made for this name. 1. The Kon-Tiki was a raft used for a famous expedition led by Norwegian explorer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl where him and his crew sailed the Kon-Tiki from South America to the Polynesian islands. 2. Large stone heads have been refered to by tourtist as Kon-tiki’s, but are not general known by that name in any cultural significance. Therefore, we can place this disc name under Polynesian culture, which you my see us work more on in the future.


We find it important to talk about our small use of an Alien theme that weaves it way into several of our cultural stamps. The belief in extraterrestrial influence on ancient civilizations is a popular one. Extraterrestrial guidance suggests that advanced beings from outer space may have played a role in shaping the development of early human societies. The concept of extraterrestrial influence on ancient cultures remains a topic of debate and speculation and we believe it is a fun and creative way to include these views into our artwork.


Over the years, there have been several means by which a disc is named. But as of 2 years ago, we now have an Infinite Discs Brand Manager and Creative Director who is in charge of ordering every run of discs, choosing and editing artwork, and has the final say when naming discs. Our entire team discusses a host of name options, but our Creative Director has the final say.

Additionally, If you notice, all of our Distance Drivers are strong names (Conqueror, Emperor…). We wanted to be sure to show that something so overstable as an Emperor should have a strong name.


2024 is going to be an AMAZING year for some new releases! We currently have a new putter, mid-range, and possibly a fairway driver in the works. Feel free to drop a comment below with your name suggestions! Make sure it falls under one of our cultural identities, or give us a new cultural identity we haven’t thought of yet!


We hope you enjoy our line up of discs as much as we do!

And as always…

Love what you throw, and throw what you love

Halloween Discs for 2023


The time has COME… Manufacturers of all varieties have brought an assortment of molds with spooky, mysterious, Halloween-themed stamps for you to get your hands on. From pumpkins to mummies, and everywhere in between, you are bound to find a stamp that suits your fancy!

Browse the following post to find the disc for you, and from all of us at Infinite Discs, we with you a very Happy Halloween.

To see ALL Halloween discs together, click HERE

Innova –

This year Innova has released two different Halloween discs, the flaming pumpkin and the Werewolf on the IT. It’s probably just me, but I think they may have missed out on an opportunity with what to do with a Halloween version of the IT.

Glow Nexus Aviar

Star IT

Westside –

Westside discs Halloween release features a grim reaper style Boatman on quality VIP Ice Chameleon plastic.

VIP Ice Chameleon Boatman

Discraft –

Discraft loves to release special Halloween edtion of the popular Buzzz. This years edition is on glow plastic and features the Zombie Chainsaw Bee.

Z Glo Buzzz

Lone Star Discs – (Live on Friday the 13th)

Mad cat as a Halloween disc! Great Idea LSD. And yes, it does glow in the dark. If the Mad cat isn’t spooky enough for you then you’ll have to go with Halloween edition Penny putter. We’ll just say that honest Abe has seen better days.

Glow Mad Cat

Glow Penny Putter

Infinite Discs –

For our Infinite Discs Halloween release we decided to provide an inexpensive way for you to get some Halloween Discs. We pulled out a number of our past edition Halloween stamp plates and stamped away on an assortment of popular molds we had extra  X-outs of. If you’re not sure what X-Outs are, this article will explain. The Infinite X-Outs provide a great way for you to get a Halloween disc without spending a fortune.


MVP KILLED it with their total Eclipse Simon Lizotte Hex. Not only is the Hex a popular mold, Simon Lizotte the most popular professional disc golfer, but MVP glow plastic is about the best glowing in the business. The “total” eclipse occurs because both the rim and flight path are in glow plastic. A fun fact is that this Saturday there will be a full Lunar Eclipse that crosses the Western US, including Utah. MVP also released a Recycled James Conrad Wolfman Nomad that is also pretty elite.

Simon Lizotte Total Eclipse Hex

Eclipse R2 Neutron James Conrad NOMAD


Discmania – (Coming Soon)

Discmania is not going to be left out of the Halloween fun. Their releases include these spider, gargoyle and batt stamps on some of their popular Discmania Molds. Unfortunately, we don’t have these discs yet, but they will be coming soon!

Paradigm, MD3, FD, and MORE

Focus Friday – Maya on Sale

FOCUS FRIDAY– Infinite Discs Maya

Welcome back to another Focus Friday, where we look at a certain mold or brand, and give you a discount so you can try it out for yourself. This weekend, we take a look at one of Infinite Discs most reliable and beginner-friendly discs… the Maya

Beginning as early as 1500 BCE, The Mayan culture began creating a glorious civilization that can still be admired in areas such as southern Mexico, Guatemala, and northern Belize. Anthropological studies and findings have found that these people were very agriculturally savvy, and had great architecture skills. They are also believed to have developed sophisticated writings, astronomical systems, and more which influenced many other cultures to seek more and more knowledge.

The Maya, in disc golf terms, is an understable distance bomber! Beginner to Intermediate players will find the Maya to be an awesome straight flying distance driver, while advanced to open players will utilize the Maya for massive understable distance shots.

DISCOUNT -> This weekend, you can get 25% off any Maya in stock by using this code: ‘FOCUSMAYA’

This deal will end Monday night, so get yourself this mold while you can!
Check out this page to see all the items that are on sale this week.
All Mayan information pulled from this website

Focus Friday – The Omen on Sale


Welcome back to another Focus Friday, where we look at a certain mold or brand, and give you a discount so you can try it out for yourself. This weekend, we are putting up a HUGE discount on a Thought Space Athletics mold… The Omen.

The Omen is an overstable 9-speed driver from Thought Space Athletics. If you need a solid, hard fade when throwing side-arm, backhand, or overhead, you can always count on the Omen. It is an excellent overstable utility driver and a pre-level, high-performance disc for power throwers.

You can find the Omen in the following plastics: Aura, Ethereal, Ethos, Nebula Ethereal, & Glow in the Dark.

DISCOUNT -> This weekend, you can get an incredible deal an all Omens this week… 50% off! Just use this code at checkout: ‘FOCUSOMEN

This deal will end Monday night, so get yourself this mold while you can!
Check out this page to see all the items that are on sale this week.

Focus Friday – Disctroyer on Discount

FOCUS FRIDAY – Disctroyer

Welcome back to another Focus Friday, where we look at a certain mold or brand, and give you a discount so you can try it out for yourself. Today, we are taking a closer look at the Estonian manufacturer… Disctroyer 

Disctroyer was created by two disc golfers who were searching for a way to make quality discs that would be color-coded for easy selection and top performance on the course. They worked to perfect their desired plastic blends to feel exactly how they wanted, then worked on their color and design coding to become the first company with color-coded discs.

These are the colors for the different discs, as determined by the largest, outside color on the flight plate: WHITE = Distance Driver YELLOW = Fairway Driver RED = Mid-Range BLUE = Putt & Approach

The stability of the disc is indicated by the use of the following symbols on the center of the flight plate: CIRCLE = Straight Flight STAR = Overstable Flight PLUS SYMBOL = Understable Flight

DISCOUNT -> This weekend, you can get any of the Disctroyer molds for 20% off when you use this discount code – FOCUSDISCTROYER

This deal will end Monday night, so get yourself this mold while you can!
Check out this page to see all the items that are on sale this week.

Focus Friday – The I-One on Discount


Welcome back to another Focus Friday, where we look at a certain mold or brand, and give you a discount so you can try it out for yourself. This weekend we are focusing on a strange, less popular disc that may become something you come to love… The Cheengz I One

The I-One was the first disc golf entry for the Cheengz brand. It is an all-purpose mid-range disc. It has a straight, predictable flight, great for narrow fairways, and is easy to handle for players at all levels. With a slightly larger diameter, it feels natural to players transitioning from Ultimate and other disc sports to disc golf.

The I-One also has a subtle ripple texture on the top and bottom of the flight plate for enhanced grip. It is also a great disc to throw for touch shorts or put through tiny gaps in a straight line to finish next to the pin on any obstructed approaches.


DISCOUNT -> This weekend, you can get a I-One for 30% off when you use this discount code – FOCUSIONE

This deal will end Monday night, so get yourself this mold while you can!
Check out this page to see all the items that are on sale this week.

Focus Friday – The Athena on Discount


Welcome back to another Focus Friday, where we look at a certain mold or brand, and give you a discount so you can try it out for yourself. This week, we are focusing on one of the most anticipated molds of 2022… The Discraft Athena

The Athena was created in commemoration of professional disc golfer Paul McBeth’s 6th world title. Paul beat fellow team player Aaron Gossage in a one-hole playoff during the 2022 PDGA World Championships held in Emporia Kansas. You can watch the coverage of the last round here

The Athena is an all purpose fairway driver with a light end-fade. The Athena can be used when distance is not as important as landing in exactly the right position with excellent control.

DISCOUNT -> This weekend, you can get an Athena for 15% off when you use this discount code – FOCUSATHENA

This deal will end Monday night, so get yourself this mold while you can!
Check out this page to see all the items that are on sale this week.
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