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KHNUM

Picture of KHNUM from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Egyptian Earth God

Also known as CHNUM, CHNOUMIS, CHNUPHIS, CHNEMU, KEMU, KHNEMU, KNOUPHIS, KNUM

Ram-headed God of Creative Pottery

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.

KHNUM FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : KHNUM
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Earth
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : CHNUM, CHNOUMIS, CHNUPHIS, CHNEMU, KEMU, KHNEMU, KNOUPHIS, KNUM
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Article last updated on 29 April 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "KHNUM: Earth God from Egyptian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 29 Apr. 2013. Web. 31 July 2014.

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