Cult Center: Fayourm, Crocodilopolis, Kom Ombo
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Consort: Hathor, Taweret
Sibling: None
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Parents: Neith presumably
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Sobek (also called Sebek, Sochet, Sobk, Sobki, Soknopais, and in Greek, Suchos(Σοῦχος)) was the deification of crocodiles, as crocodiles were deeply feared in the nation so dependent on the Nile River. Egyptians who worked or travelled on the Nile hoped that if they prayed to Sobek, the crocodile god, he would protect them from being attacked by crocodiles. The god Sobek, which was depicted as a crocodile or a man with the head of a crocodile was a powerful and frightening deity; in some Egyptian creation myths, it was Sobek who first came out of the waters of chaos to create the world.As a creator god, he was occasionally linked with the sun god Ra.

Gradually, Sobek also came to symbolize the produce of the Nile and the fertility that it brought to the land; its status thus became more ambiguous.Sometimes the ferocity of a crocodile was seen in a positive light, Sobek in these circumstances was considered the army's patron, as a representation of strength and power.

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