Tuesday, November 18, 2008

So who is Khnum anyway?

According to Ancient Egypt Online, he makes babies (from Nile clay) on a potters wheel and places them into their mothers wombs. He can also bless them. He was the head honcho of Egyptian dieties before Ra came along and took over, and some sources say that Khnum crafted the sun and the other gods as well on his potting wheel.

I just thought it was awesome that there is a mythology with a God of pottery.