God of the Week: Sobek

09/27/2010: Sobek
Sobek, Egyptian Crocodile God may seem intimidating at first. But, keep in mind, he was the kind of god that wore a feather on his head. So … he was a bit posh. He appears to be a remnant of prehistorical rural Egyptian societies and has little folklore associated with him.

Sobk, a crocodile-god, seems originally to have ruled over the lake and the country of the Fayum in the western part of Middle Egypt, whose capital was Shedet-Krokodilopolis. He was also the lord of some other places along the western frontier of the Delta and likewise enjoyed worship at an early period in Upper Egypt at Ombos …

Later he became, especially at Ombos, a form of the solar deity Sobk-Rev and at
other places still more strange attempts made to identify him with Osiris …
-The Mythology of All Races, Volume XII
Louis Herbert Gray, Editor

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