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(Χνοῦβις; Chnoûbis, also Χνοῦμις; Chnoûmis and Χνοῦφηις; Chnoûphēis, Str. 17,817).

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[1] Greek form of the Egyptian Chnum

Greek form of the Egyptian Chnum, a ram-god, ovis longipes palaeoaegyptiacus, who appears early on as a human with a ram's head.  Elephantine, Esna, Hypselis and Antinoe are regarded as his cult centres. C. functions as a creator-god. In Elephantine he is lord of the cataract region, and along with the goddesses Satet and Anuket is consid…

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Grieshammer, Reinhard (Heidelberg), “Chnubis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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