Egyptian religion has set a God called Sobek – the Crocodile God

As crocodiles were deeply feared, Egyptians who worked or traveled on the Nile hoped that if they prayed to Sobek, he would protect them from being attacked by the crocodiles who lived in the river.

The god Sobek, which was depicted as a crocodile or a man with the head of a crocodile and was a powerful and frightening deity; in some Egyptian creation myths, it was Sobek who first came out of the waters of chaos to create the world.

During the twelve and thirteenth dynasties in Egypt (1991 BC – 1650 BC), the cult of Sobek was given particular prominence, and a number of rulers incorporated him in their coronation names.

Sometimes the ferocity of crocodiles was seen in a positive light, Sobek in these circumstances was considered the army’s patron, as a representation of strength and power.

Kom Ombo Temple is a unique temple – being a double temple. One side of this symmetrical temple is dedicated to the Crocodile God, Sobek

Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo Temple

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