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  • proper n. One of the earliest Egyptian gods. He is said to be the source of the Nile River.


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  • In 31 tombs dating to around 2030-1840 B. C, archeologists discovered scenes of different ancient Egyptian deities, such as the falcon-headed Horus, Hathor, Khnum and Amun, decorating some of the tombs.

    Egypt: Mummies Unearthed From 57 Ancient Tombs

  • On Elephantine—it used to be called Abu back in the day—there are a couple of temples to Khnum and to Satet.

    Shadow Chase

  • While Kira had never had the chance to visit Aswan in her studies, she knew that several excavations had uncovered and restored temples to Satet and Khnum.

    Shadow Chase

  • There were two nilometers on Elephantine: one a pit-style one dedicated to Khnum, the god of the source of the Nile; and another more like a staircase leading down to the river, dedicated to Satet.

    Shadow Chase

  • They shared the tight space in the fortress of Elephantine with the temple of the Egyptian god Khnum and in the year 410 the priests of that deity connived with the local Persian governor, Vidranga, to destroy the Jewish Temple (TAD A4. 7 – 8).


  • Henry Austin's Egyptian Revival wall and gate at New Haven's Grove Street Cemetery were designed based roughly on the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to the god Khnum at Esna in southern Egypt and the Greco-Roman temple of the god Thoth at Hermopolis in the Nile Delta.

    19th-Century Egyptian Revivalism

  • The gods depicted below Sekhmet are Horus, Khnum and Sobek.

    Goddess painting of the day: Sekhmet, a detail | the blog of author, illustrator and designer Kris Waldherr

  • It was the incarnation of Satis, wife of the ram-headed potter-god Khnum, and the new sign sent by Amon.

    The War of the Crowns

  • As he spoke, Ahhotep emerged into the square before the Temple of Khnum, the patron god of Elephantine; beside her was Pharaoh Kamose, who wore the White Crown.

    The War of the Crowns

  • After leaving the queen, Amen calls on Khnum or Khnemu, the flat-horned ram-god, who in texts of all periods is referred to as the "builder" of gods and men; (4) and he instructs him to create the body of his future daughter and that of her

    Legends of Babylon and Egypt in relation to Hebrew tradition


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  • How swinkful.

    December 1, 2011

  • Egyptian god who made the bodies of children from clay on a potter's wheel. When he wasn't being the source of the Nile River.

    December 1, 2011