Sobek

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Sobek
The Nile, The Airmy an Militar, Fertility
Sobek.svg
Name in hieroglyphs
S29 D58 V31
I3

or
I4
Major cult center Crocodilopolis, Faiyum, Kom Ombo
Symbol crocodile
Parents Chnoumis an Neith
Siblings Anubis

Sobek (an aa cried Sebek, Sochet, Sobk, an Sobki), an in Greek, Suchos (Σοῦχος) wis an auncient Egyptian deity wi a complex an fluid naitur.[1] He is associatit wi the Nile crocodile an is either representit in its furm or as a human wi a crocodile head. Sobek wis an aa associatit wi pharaonic pouer, fertility, an militar prowess, but served addeetionally as a pertective deity wi apotropaic qualities, invoked pairticularly for pertection against the dangers presentit bi the Nile river.

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  1. Zecchi, 3-4.