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The Rams of Ancient Egypt  


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The Rams of Ancient Egypt

Various attributes are all related to the rams. The specific attribute will be determined in the context.

In wall depictions and statues, there are two distinct rams:

1. Looped horns that refer to manifestation aspects of creation such as the zodiac Aries Age, that began about 2300 BCE.
2. Horizontal horns that refer to conceptual aspects of creation—Khnum.

Our focus here will be on the ram with long, horizontal horns.

The ram in Ancient Egypt was called, Ba.

Ba has several inter-related meanings, being:

- the vehicle of the universal spirit
- the embodiment of power/vital force
- the external manifestation of power

All of the above represents Khnum as an aspect of the creative force of Re (Ra).

Khnum represents the divine process aspect of shaping and forming the universe, both physically and metaphysically.

There are 75 forms or aspects of Re, and Khnum is one of these aspects. Khnum represents the embodiment of the creative force of Re.

The animal in which Khnum became incarnate was the ram, with flat horns projecting at right angles to his head.

Khnum is depicted in some contexts as a ram-headed bird. This bird represents the Ba of Re—The All encompassing Ba—The Divine Soul.

Also see Khnum, in next chapter of this book.

[An excerpt from Egyptian Divinities : The All Who Are The ONE by Moustafa Gadalla]