Sobek, Who “Comes Forth from the Flood Water” (Epithet Project #9)

By the riverside is where I meet Sobek most often. For today's epithet project, I wanted to focus more specifically on His association with the flood, rather than the river itself. Some Brief History: The Importance of the Inundation The annual inundation was of utmost importance to the ancient Egyptians. In summary: "The habitable part …

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He Who Eats with His Mouth (Epithet Project #2)

Sobek is a complex, multifaceted god, simultaneously the gentle "Lord of Love" and fiercely aggressive "Lord of Fear." [1] He rules the rivers, the marshes, brings life forth from primordial water, spreads fertility throughout the land; He is deeply connected to natural forces and living things. As I've slowly gotten to know Him in the …

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