God Khnum

God Khnum
God Khnum was the ancient Egyptian God worshipped at Elephantine Island at Aswan, he was a creator deity feared as a ram. Khnum formed a triad with Satet and Anukis on Elephantine  Island.  His  name  meant  the  Molder, and he used a monkeys wheel to fashion the essential big egg  and  then  all  living  tools. Thoth aided  him  in this  constructive  shape  by  seeing  the  number  of  years assigned to each. Khnum's rage dates to Predynastic Period (earlier 3,000 B.C.E.), and the centers of his revere were  on  the Elephantine (Abu), at Biga, and at Esna (see Temple of Khnum at Esna). Khnum  was  the  deity of  the  first  Cataract of  the Nile and the deity of the deluges, associated with the goddesses Mert and Heket. He was named the Prince of the 2 Lands  and  the  Prince  of the House of Life. Khnum brought the Nile to Egypt finished two caverns out in  Aswan, where he was connected with Anukis and Satet.

Named too the Soul of Ra, Khnum wore the horns of the oldest species of rams in Egypt (Ovis longipes). At Esna, he had two different divine checks, Menhet and Neith. The  backups  at  the  Esna  temple  portray Khnums  formative  powers.  The  Famine Stella at  Sehel Island named prayers to Khnum in times of low Nile floods. Djoser (2630-2611  B.C.E.) was honored by  later  contemporaries  for  visiting  the  shrine  of  Khnum and  finish  a  shortage  in  his  reign.  The  people  of  Nubia incorporated  Khnum  into  their  cultic services  and  linked  him  with  their  God Dedun. Khnum  was  described  as  a  robust  man  with  a  rams head, hard ivory horns, dresses, the solar disk, and the Uraeus.