Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

PETESUCHOS

Greek Strength God

Also known as Petsuchos

Picture of the Greek Strength God Petesuchos from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Leftover Crocodile God

We’re tempted to call him Pete. But actually, this is the Greek form of Sebek, the Egyptian Croc God of fearsome aspect.

If that sounds bizarre to you, welcome to our world. Did Sebek visit Greece on vacation some time? It turns out no.

Actually, the legend of the famous fearsome Crocodile God survived into the Graeco-Roman era. The old Crocodilopolis became a snappy tourist attraction and Petesuchos – or whichever terrifyingly large crocodile happened to be nearby – was its star.

Petesuchos Facts and Figures

Name: Petesuchos
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Petsuchos

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Strength
Area of expertise: Strength

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1103

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Article last revised on November 20, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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