|God o creation an the waters|
the Egyptian god Khnum wis uisually depictit wi the heid o a ram.
|Name in hieroglyphs|
|Major cult centrer||Elephantine|
|Symbol||the potter's wheel|
|Consort||Satet, Heket, Menhit, an Nebtu|
|Affspring||sometimes Serket or Ra|
Khnum (//; an aa spelled Khnemu) wis ane o the earliest Egyptian deities, oreeginally the god o the soorce o the Nile River. Syne the annual fluidin o the Nile broucht wi it silt an clay, an its watter broucht life tae its surroondins, he wis thoucht tae be the creator o the bodies o human childer, which he made at a potter's wheel, frae clay, an placed in thair mithers' wombs. He later wis describit as havin moulded the ither deities, an he haed the titles Divine Potter an Lord o creatit things frae himself.