SEBEKAlso known as SOBEK, SOCHET, SUCHOS
Crocodile God of Might and Power
But only where pharaohs are concerned. The rest of us have to fight our own battles.SEBEK is depicted as a large crocodile, and has all the dangerous attributes you might expect: cunning, treachery, deceit and sharp pointy teeth. Careful — it could all end in tears.
He's possibly the husband of TAWERET, although it's hard to see what they have in common. And we're delighted to reveal that his biggest shrine was located in the city of Crocodilopolis.
The Greeks liked him enough to give him a pet name: PETESUCHOS.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
COPYRIGHT © 1999-2013. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Please mention Godchecker.com when praying to deities.
Godchecker's article on Sebek is based on material from ancient texts, original references and our own research. We strive for accuracy and update regularly with new information. If you spot a mistake please contact us and we'll try to fix it.
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SOBEK, SOCHET, SUCHOS
Popularity index : 678
Visitors often email us asking about Sebek statues, sculptures or carved figurines of Sebek. We regret we cannot assist with identifying such items.
REPRODUCTION REQUESTS. This site is copyright and all rights are reserved. If you wish to use our material in your essay, book, article or project, please consult our permissions information page.
SUPPORT THE GODS. Found this site useful? Consider donating a few pennies to the Godchecker Temple Roof Fund.
The Gods told us to do it.