Egypt: The Gods of Ancient Egypt - Sobek


Other Names: Sebek

Patron of: the strength of the pharaoh

Appearance: a crocodile-headed man with a feathered crown, rarely as a full crocodile (which was also used as the representation of Apep).

Description: The son of Neith, Sobek was a sort of bodyguard to various gods, especially Ra and Set (in his original form), and was seen as having a similar function for the pharaoh. In times of need, he gives the pharaoh strength and fortitude so that he may overcome all obstacles. He also protects the pharaoh from all harm, especially evil magic.

Worship: Worshipped throughout Egypt, his cult center was in the Faiyoum.

See also:

The Crocodile Cod, Sobek by Catherine C. Harris

Sobek, God of Crocodiles, Power, Protection and Fertility by Caroline Seawright

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