A deity of the earth, he creates humans on his potter’s wheel, shaping the clay as it turns around and around. If you ever get dizzy spells, that’s probably why.
His wife is the froggy Goddess of Childbirth HEKET. When a clay baby is finished, they sneak it into the mother’s womb and nature takes its course. Which shows that the ancient Egyptians weren’t silly enough to believe all that nonsense about storks and cabbage patches.
Tracking down the variations of his name has caused us no end of confusion. It’s enough to make one’s mind go knumb.