(SHEM-soo) is both the plural and singular term for "followers," and today refers to Kemetic Orthodox devotees. Anyone who fully converts to the religion after the Rite of Parent Divination and receives a Kemetic name from our Nisut (AUS) is a Shemsu. When referring to a female follower, the spelling is "Shemset." In antiquity, a Shemsu was in particular a member of the Kemetic court, sworn to serve the king as a "follower of the royal household"; in modern times, our Shemsu take vows to serve their personal god(s) and their fellow Kemetic Orthodox.