Sobek is the ancient god of crocodiles, often depicted as a crocodile, a mummified crocodile or a man with the head of a crocodile. Â As the god of the Nile River, Sobek also brought fertility to the land of Egypt. Â It is likely that in the beginning Egyptians worshipped Sobek as a fearsome deity with some dark qualities, however his strength and protection were valued greatly when used in defense of the Pharaoh and the Egyptian people. Â Mummified crocodiles and crocodile eggs were often found with then deceased in order to enlist the protection of Sobek in the afterlife.
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