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Sebek

by Micha F. Lindemans
An ancient Egyptian crocodile god, sometimes identified with Re or with Seth, and regarded as the son of Neith. He symbolized the might of the Egyptian pharaohs. His cult was widespread, but the center of his cult was the Faiyum (later also Kom Omba and Thebes). Sebek is depicted as a crocodile or in human form with the head of a crocodile. He was crowned either by a pair of plumes or by a combination of the solar disk and the uraeus.

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    Sobek

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