General Info
Title(s) God of Crocodiles and Water
Hieroglyph <hiero>

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Parents Neith

Sobek was a widely worshipped Egyptian deity, the god of water, warfare, strategy, crocodiles and the Nile. He was mainly worshipped in his major cult centre, Crocodilopolis. He is often shown as the son of Set, the god of chaos and Neith, goddess of hunting. The Egyptians worshipped him to protect them when they went on boats in the water. The temples in Crocodilopolis often had pools with crocodiles whom they treated with respect and care. He was also sometimes a creation deity, in which he emerged from Nun, the Sea of Chaos, and created Ben Ben, the first piece of land. In this form, he was often seen as an epithet of Ra, the god of the sun. 


Sobek's sacred animals were most reptiles, such as crocodiles, snakes and turtles. He wears a uraeus, a crown with a serpent, the symbol of his royalty over crocodiles. In his form of Ra (Sobek-Ra), he wears Ra's Sun Disc, Aten, and is accompanied by a gryphon. 

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  • sobek

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  • Sobek-Ra relationship?

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    • I want to know about the relationship between the crocodile god Sobek with Ra, the sun god. In their relation, is Sobek as powerful?
    • as creator-type gods, they apparently have the same power, and also note they eventually merged to become a single god named Sobek-Ra, however...

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