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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What’s in a name? Starting the epithet of the month project

For the Egyptians, deities were first and foremost possessors of power. They could all be prayed to about anything, but there was some degree of specialization. The nature of a deity could be expressed by their names and epithets, by their appearance, and by the roles they played in myth.Pinch, G. (2004). Egyptian Myth: A …

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