Instagram photo by kurtleeloveInteresting blog post: Of the Egyptian triad of primal creative deities (PtahTanen, Khnum and Herchef) the god Khnum comes closest to the Hebrew picture of the primal deity as creative artist. Khnum is a ram-headed god whose cult originated in Elephantine. He was like YHWH, a potter in creation who shaped men like a potter shapes with clay upon a wheel (the Hebrew picture of YHWH ‘loyim as primal potter is shown in Jeremiah 18:2-4). In Memphite theology Ptah, in his association with Khnum, is a dwarf spirit chief of the nine creative cosmic spirits collectively referred to as Khnum (“the potters”). The nine Khnum spirits are represented in statuettes with muscular bodies, bowed legs, long arms and big heads.
According to Memphite theology Ptah, assisted by the Khnum spirits, shaped the world and men like a potter shapes clay on wheel, thus, the dwarfs are often represented as earthenware elves. In the association of Khnum spirit with clay or earth, as medium of their creative expression, they are; often represented as dwelling underground, like artisans in subterranean workshops bring things to life from earthenware material; in the “womb of the earth.” The idea of subterranean workshop of creative dwarf spirits taken to be “primal potters” is widespread. The Chinese worshiped Pan Ku, Phoenician sailors revered dwarf statuettes. Creative dwarf spirits were associated with Tvashtar the “Modeller,” in the Rig-Veda hymns. “Black dwarfs” are identified as creative spirits in Teutonic mythology.
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the Primal Modeller in Egyptian theology was rather abstract. He was the embodiment of the Cosmic Ego and omnipresent demiurgic spirit, creator of all things. All things took shape or emerged from his creative mind. #MalcolmX #MalikShabazz #ElHajjMalikElShabazz #RestInPower #HueyPNewton #DrHueyNewton #AuturoSchomburg #ArthurSchomburg #DrFrancesCressWelsing #DrWelsing #DrYosefBenJochannan #DrBen #DrMartinLutherKing #MLK #MartinLutherKing #DrJohnHenrikClarke #DrClarke #MarcusGarvey #BlackExcellence #Ancestors #Africa #BackToAfrica #Afrika #AfrikanAmerican #BlackHistoryIsWorldHistory #BlackHistoryMatters #AfricanAmericanHistoryMatters #Itutu