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Ancient Egypt /
Religion
1. Introduction
2. Gods
3. Concepts
4. Cult
5. Cult centres
6. Necropolises
7. Structures

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Khnum



Khnum, represented on one of the columns in his temple at Esna, Egypt.
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Khnum, represented on one of the columns in his temple at Esna, Egypt.

In Ancient Egyptian religion, the primordial creator-god.
In the creation myths of Khnum it is expressed how human beings were created on a potter's wheel. Khnum was also the donor of the Nile waters.
He was usually represented in the form of a human with a ram's head. Khnum was worshipped at many cult locations, and he was the main god at Hypselis, Esna, Antinoë and Elephantine.
At Antinoë his consort was Heket, the goddess of birth. At Esna, it was Neith, the war goddess.





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