God of the Crocodiles, Power, Protection and Fertility. He was said to be the son of Neith. He was originally a demon, since crocodiles were deeply feared. He was also associated with the fertility that the Nile provided. He was shown as a man with the head of a crocodile.

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Sobek - The God of Crocodiles, Power, Protection and Fertility

Close-up Relief Sobek Luxor
Close-up of a relief of Sobek in the Luxor Temple. (509k)
Relief Sobek Crocodile God
Relief of Sobek, the Crocodile God, (right, holding the Was scepter), with Hathor (center), and Khonsu, the Moon God (left, holding the Was scepter), in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (778k)
Relief Sobek Top Row
Relief of Sobek (top row, center, and bottom row, center), with Khonsu (top left), Ra Horakhty (bottom far left) and unidentified Gods with the Hedjet or White Crown, and the Deshret or Red Crown, flanking a Pharaoh, in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (950k)
Relief Sobek Right Hathor
Relief of Sobek (right) and Hathor (left) in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (988k)
Relief Sobek Bottom Center
Relief of Sobek (bottom center), with Horus in a lion's body (upper left), and Nekhbet a the vulture with the Hedjet or White Crown (upper right), in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (653k)
Close-up Deeply Carved Relief
Close-up of a deeply carved relief of Sobek in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (965k)

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