Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

A Prose Passage On The God Chnum

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter talks about the irregular papyrus scrap from an unknown work which preserves part of a discussion concerning God Chnum. The most coherent part of the text in its fragmentary state centers on a description of the god's physical appearance and attributes, in particular his ram's head and his typical posture seated, as creator deity, before a potter's wheel. The discussion also refers to the goddess Sothis. Chnum, noted for his role as a creator of humans, and even of major elements of the world, was worshipped from Pharaonic times especially at such places in Upper Egypt as Elephantine and Esna, although his cult spread into Nubia and as far north as Memphis.

Keywords: Egypt; God Chnum; Memphis; Nubia; Sothis

10.1163/ej.9789004166882.i-416.19
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004166882.i-416.19
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Sixty-Five Papyrological Texts — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation