Monday, July 13, 2015


Image from mysteries in stone

Khnum or Khnemu was the Ancient Egyptian god with the head of a ram. This god was associated with the flooding of the Nile, and he also used mud from the river and straw to mould human children on his potter's wheel, then infused them with Ka, or spirit.

Khnum was a god of water, fertility and procreation, and the patron of potters. His duties included protecting the primary sun god Ra on his solar barque, and also protecting the Dead.

Essential early duties of this god were the guardianship of the source of the River Nile. Later he morphed into a helper of the river god Hapi and the controller of the silt so that the right amount was present during and after the annual inundation.

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