Hail to You, Green-faced, Ram-headed one!
Great Khnum, Divine Potter, Most ancient of Gods!
From the mud of the Holy River Neilos You bring forth life
Your deft hands work upon the earth, shaping it upon Your wheel,
Turning it from black goo, into a living creature
Into a human, an animal, a God.
You are the Principal of organization in the Kosmos,
Earthy God, rooted in the art of Craftsmanship
Gentle husband of Satis, She Who Runs Forth Like An Arrow
Nourisher, It is You Who Brings the Indulation
Through union with Your wife, You create Anuket, the Lady of the Nile
She Who Embraces the Fields with Her holy waters –
The three of You are the Holy Triad of Elephantine
The Holy Family, Who create all life.
Father of magic are You also, for Your child by another Goddess
Is great Heka, the frog-headed.
Tireless one, may You continue to mold me on Your potter’s wheel
To whatever suits Your purpose
Help me to see the final form I am to take
And the role I am to play
In this great and beautiful universe.