Khnum, Ram-horned God, I sing
The creator of form
He creates the endless variations
Of human bodies, in the clay of His potter’s wheel
It is You, gentle Khnum
Who first gives us life
And places us in our mother’s bellies.
You are the Principle of organization in the Kosmos
For You transform from one form to another
You are the Heavenly Craftsman
Hephaistos by another name.
You are the force which brings the unthought to be
Who conceives of many great things
Inner creativity made manifest in the Physical Realm
You are an earthy God
A Deity of grounding and rootedness
Connection to all life, to all mankind.
For we are all formed on Your wheel
And when the end of my days in this body comes
– As it will come for all mortals –
You will craft for me a new form
A new body, for a reborn life.