(SHEM-soo AHNKH) is a Shemsu who takes special additional vows via an initiatory rite of passage called Weshem-ib ("testing of the heart"). Within this ritual, the Shemsu takes additional vows (one of the meanings of "ankh" is "a sworn vow") to serve, honor and protect the deities, the Nisut and the people of Kemetic Orthodoxy. Candidates for our Kemetic Orthodox lay and legal priesthood are chosen from the body of Shemsu-Ankh.