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Khnum
Khnemu
W9E10
ḫnmw
Khnum
Period of
worship
PredynasticRoman Period
Cult center Elephantine, Latopolis
Titles "Divine Potter"
"Lord of Created Things from Himself"
Symbol(s) ram, potter's wheel
Association creation, Nile, pottery
Appearance Therianthrope, ram
Greek
equivalent(s)
Kronos
Spouse(s) Satis, Neith
Issue Anoukis, Serqet

Khnum is one of the earliest-known Egyptian deities, originally the god of the source of the Nile. Since the annual flooding of the Nile brought with it silt and clay, and its water brought life to its surroundings, he was thought to be the creator of the bodies of human children, which he made at a potter's wheel, from clay, and placed in their mothers' wombs. He was later described as having moulded the other deities, and he had the titles "Divine Potter" and "Lord of created things from himself".

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