Wednesday, November 7, 2012

KHEM/MIN



KHEM/MIN
 Then we knew that we were done with Saracen Cairo, and that we must taste the deeper mysteries of primal Egypt—the black Khem of Re and Amen, Isis and Osiris."
H.P. Lovecraft & Harry Houdini, Under the Pyramids

"Min was represented as an ithyphallic bearded man. He wore the same headdress as Amon, two tall feathers, and held one arm raised to brandish a scourge or a thunderbolt. In the New Kingdom he was shown presiding over the harvest festival in the form of his sacred animal a white bull."
Veronica Ions, Egyptian Mythology

"An important male fertility god was Min, the local god of the ancient trading center of Gebtu, north of Thebes, where trails across the desert from the Red Sea met the Nile. Min is instantly recognizable on artifacts by his flail and his erect penis."
Charles Freeman, The Legacy Of Ancient Egypt

"As Khem or Min, he was the god of reproduction; as Khnum, he was the creator of all things, the maker of gods and men".
Florentine Bechtel, The Catholic Encyclopedia 

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