Sobek Egyptian God of the Nile

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Sobek is the ancient god of crocodiles, often depicted as a crocodile, a mummified crocodile or a man with the head of a crocodile. As the god of the Nile River, Sobek also brought fertility to the land of Egypt. 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. Mummified crocodiles and crocodile eggs were often found with then deceased in order to enlist the protection of Sobek in the afterlife.