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

A picture showing the legend of KHNUM taken from our Egyptian mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Egyptian Gods, Egyptian Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

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.

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Article last updated on 29 April 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT KHNUM : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : KHNUM
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : CHNUM, CHNOUMIS, CHNUPHIS, CHNEMU, KEMU, KHNEMU, KNOUPHIS, KNUM
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