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God Sobek

God Sobek
God Sobek is the Crocodile deity or Lord of Faiyum Oasis from Faiyum. Sobek was known as Suchos in Greek. The name Sobek also called in several spelling such as Sebek, Sochet, Sobk, Sobki or Soknopais. His appearance depicted as a crocodile headed man with a headdress of plumes and a sun disk. He holds an ankh, representing his power to undo evil and so cure ills. Sometimes, he represented as a mummified crocodile or a crocodile itself. As mentioned in the Pyramid Texts of Old Kingdom, Sobek was the son of Neith of Sais, who famous as crocodile god who had to be appeased to give people his protection against crocodiles. The Egyptians who gone or travelled on the Nile gone for and thought that, if they prayed to Sobek, they will be saved from being attacked by crocodiles.

The ancient Egyptians revered Sobek, the crocodile deity not just as the protector but also to insure the fertility of their people and crops. Sobek was called the Lord of Faiyum, and was considered the deity who controlled the waters.

Checking to myth, Sobek was seen a double deity who presented the four primary gods: Ra of fire, Shu of air, Geb of earth, and Osiris of water. Crocodiles were worshipped in cities that depend on water and in parts of Egypt where crocodiles were bad. Sobek cult temple was established to respect him at Kom Ombo. In this temple the dedicated crocodile were kept in the pools. This crocodile were mummified when that gone.

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