Were the children at the Louvre on the night of the full moon aware of the Moon Knight? The Egyptian god of light in the night is Khonsu. The name Khonsu means traveler. Khonsu is depicted as a falcon with a moon above its head or as a child in the human form. In the Marvel comics series, the spelling is changed to Khonshu. The avatar for Khonshu is Moon Knight.
A few nights ago, a colleague texted me that he was with friends near Saint-Michel. I sent him back a message to watch for the full moon. He wrote they went to Notre Dame and took selfies with the full moon in the background. Curious myself to watch the moon rise above a monument, I jumped on bus 69 the following evening. As a note, bus 69 is probably one of the best to see major monuments and take you to all the cardinal points (north, east, south and west) of Paris.
I missed my bus stop for the Hôtel de Ville to cross the Arcole bridge to Notre Dame. Instead, I stayed on the bus and continued toward the Louvre. As the bus crossed the Louvre courtyard (Place du Carrousel), I looked up and saw the full moon traveling its way up the I. M. Pei’s pyramid.
As I waited for the perfect moment for the moon to sit on top of the pyramid, my ears picked up numerous, unfamiliar languages. Families were jumping out of vans. Small family groups of all ages took selfies and portraits with the pyramid as a backdrop. I saw the fellow who helped me off the bus taking a selfie with a girl, both speaking in a foreign tongue.
A couple dressed in wedding attire were posing for a photo shoot as the photographer discussed angles with the an assistant off to the side working the flash. Various musical tunes came from the neon-lit tuk-tuks — perhaps to attract tourists with a sound recognizable from their native country. This was a night of sound and sight for all ages to enjoy the weather and the spectacle.
I left the tourists and the music and traveled outside the Louvre to admire Lah in another setting over the Seine. I always heard about Ra, god of the sun. Today my curiosity introduced me Lah (in ancient Egyptian), the god of the moon.