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30 Days of Sobek blogs
« on: June 01, 2017, 12:23:03 am »
Hello, fellow Kemetics,

In case anyone's interested, I'm doing the 30 Days of Deity Devotion meme about Sobek this month. I'll be posting my blogs over at Per Sebek, and I'll link each back here, so you can all follow along.

I'm doing this in the lead-up to the Sobek Devotional I'm editing opening up for submissions in July, so I thought I'd post all about Sobek this month, to inspire myself, and others. If you're interested in the devotional anthology, the call for submissions information can be found here.

30 Days of Sobek:
Day 1: A Basic Introduction to Sobek
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Re: 30 Days of Sobek blogs
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 12:58:14 am »
30 Days of Sobek:
Day 1: A Basic Introduction to Sobek

Day Two covers how we met the god in question, and here, I talk a little about how I first became aware of Sobek in my life, way back in 2004. I've talked about this before, so it's a bit of a short entry today, but that's the bare bones of it.

Day 2: How I Became Aware of Sobek
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 02:08:37 am »
Day Two covers how we met the god in question, and here, I talk a little about how I first became aware of Sobek in my life, way back in 2004. I've talked about this before, so it's a bit of a short entry today, but that's the bare bones of it.

Day 2: How I Became Aware of Sobek

Day 3: Symbols and Icons of Sobek

A look at the different symbols and ways Sobek is depicted in historical images, including all His different hats. Covers Sobek, Sobek-Ra, and Sobek Shedety with His double crown. There's also a bit at the end covering more UPG/modern symbols and things I associate with Him.
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Re: 30 Days of Sobek blogs
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 09:43:44 pm »
Day 3: Symbols and Icons of Sobek

A look at the different symbols and ways Sobek is depicted in historical images, including all His different hats. Covers Sobek, Sobek-Ra, and Sobek Shedety with His double crown. There's also a bit at the end covering more UPG/modern symbols and things I associate with Him.

Day 4: Myths about Sobek

One of the hardest parts of studying Sobek's history is the lack of surviving myths about Him. The Book of the Faiyum, which is arguably a lot more than just myth, is about the most significant stories we have about Sobek, and even then, they are basically co-opting Ra's myths and journey through the sky to talk about Sobek and the Faiyum.

Sobek also fleetingly appears in some versions of the Contendings myths, sometimes as wise counsel with His mother Nit to Ra's court as Heru and Set are judged, and other times getting His tongue cut out because He ate bits of Wesir that fell in the water. Some of His epithets suggest other roles that may have existed in different versions of the myth that no longer survive.
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Re: 30 Days of Sobek blogs
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 11:29:38 pm »
Day 4: Myths about Sobek

One of the hardest parts of studying Sobek's history is the lack of surviving myths about Him. The Book of the Faiyum, which is arguably a lot more than just myth, is about the most significant stories we have about Sobek, and even then, they are basically co-opting Ra's myths and journey through the sky to talk about Sobek and the Faiyum.

Sobek also fleetingly appears in some versions of the Contendings myths, sometimes as wise counsel with His mother Nit to Ra's court as Heru and Set are judged, and other times getting His tongue cut out because He ate bits of Wesir that fell in the water. Some of His epithets suggest other roles that may have existed in different versions of the myth that no longer survive.

Day 5: Members of the Family

Today's post covers Sobek's family, His parents, consorts, and the child gods given to Him. His mother is most often said to be Nit, whose cult was in the Delta. He is paired with Hetheru and Khonsu in Kom Ombo, and with Renenutet and Heru in the Faiyum.
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Re: 30 Days of Sobek blogs
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 11:20:16 am »
Day 5: Members of the Family

Today's post covers Sobek's family, His parents, consorts, and the child gods given to Him. His mother is most often said to be Nit, whose cult was in the Delta. He is paired with Hetheru and Khonsu in Kom Ombo, and with Renenutet and Heru in the Faiyum.

Day 6: Other Related Deities

Day 6 is a shorter than I'd like overview of the main gods connected to Sobek in various ways, either through syncretisation or other associations. I want to revisit this later and make it longer and more comprehensive, and throw more research at it, but it'll do for now.

Day 7: Names and Epithets

A tl;dr list of Sobek's epithets, one list collected from Marco Zecchi's book, Sobek of Shedet, and the other is three pages of translated epithets from the LAGG. Which is bloody hard work. But it's slightly easier now as my German is improving. The things I do for my favourite crocodile god.

eta: fixing a bodged link.
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Re: 30 Days of Sobek blogs
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 09:44:00 pm »
Day 6: Other Related Deities

Day 6 is a shorter than I'd like overview of the main gods connected to Sobek in various ways, either through syncretisation or other associations. I want to revisit this later and make it longer and more comprehensive, and throw more research at it, but it'll do for now.

Day 7: Names and Epithets

A tl;dr list of Sobek's epithets, one list collected from Marco Zecchi's book, Sobek of Shedet, and the other is three pages of translated epithets from the LAGG. Which is bloody hard work. But it's slightly easier now as my German is improving. The things I do for my favourite crocodile god.

eta: fixing a bodged link.

Day 8: Variations on this Deity (regional, aspects, etc)

Today's entry is all about the different Sobeks: Sobek, Sobek-Ra, and Sobek Shedety. Sobek Shedety is the main flavour I work with, and build my cultus around, and I talk a little about my next branch of research on that front.
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Re: 30 Days of Sobek blogs
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 04:03:00 am »
Day 8: Variations on this Deity (regional, aspects, etc)

Today's entry is all about the different Sobeks: Sobek, Sobek-Ra, and Sobek Shedety. Sobek Shedety is the main flavour I work with, and build my cultus around, and I talk a little about my next branch of research on that front.

Day 9: Common Mistakes about Sobek

Today's post is about common mistakes about Sobek, though there really aren't many that I could find. A lot of the time, He is mistaken for Set, or for any random crocodile that seems to appear. His more typical personality in popular media seems to be Evil Crocodile God, too, though I don't know Egyptian-themed popular media enough to know how common this is. Sobek tends to be relatively obscure in that regard.
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This is a really cool project, I'll have to try it myself sometime.

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2017, 10:26:08 pm »
This is a really cool project, I'll have to try it myself sometime.

Thanks, Sefiru. I'm enjoying it, even if it's taken a lot of effort to bring all my research notes together.
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Day 9: Common Mistakes about Sobek

Today's post is about common mistakes about Sobek, though there really aren't many that I could find. A lot of the time, He is mistaken for Set, or for any random crocodile that seems to appear. His more typical personality in popular media seems to be Evil Crocodile God, too, though I don't know Egyptian-themed popular media enough to know how common this is. Sobek tends to be relatively obscure in that regard.

Day 10: Offerings - Historical and UPG

Today, we're talking about offerings, from both historical and UPG points of view. If you've been wanting to get to know Sobek, but haven't taken that first step yet, perhaps this is the day to do that. Sobek enjoys what you enjoy, so offer your favourite food, or your favourite music, or talk Him on a walk by the beach, and spend some time getting to know Him. <3
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2017, 12:38:45 am »
Day 10: Offerings - Historical and UPG

Today, we're talking about offerings, from both historical and UPG points of view. If you've been wanting to get to know Sobek, but haven't taken that first step yet, perhaps this is the day to do that. Sobek enjoys what you enjoy, so offer your favourite food, or your favourite music, or talk Him on a walk by the beach, and spend some time getting to know Him. <3

Day 11: Festivals, Holy Days, and Sacred Times

I don't think I shared my Sobek festival calendar over here when I finished it a while back, so I'm sort of making up for that now. Day 11 is about His sacred times, festivals, and other Holy Days, so I've spoken a little about how His energy, and Heru's energy cycles through the year, and included the calendar I compiled for Him.
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Day 11: Festivals, Holy Days, and Sacred Times

I don't think I shared my Sobek festival calendar over here when I finished it a while back, so I'm sort of making up for that now. Day 11 is about His sacred times, festivals, and other Holy Days, so I've spoken a little about how His energy, and Heru's energy cycles through the year, and included the calendar I compiled for Him.

Day 12: Sobek's Sacred Places

Today's post is a brief look at some of Sobek's cult centres, and the other landscapes and places associated with Him. I really wanted this to be more extensive than it is, but time ran away from me. But it does cover a little about Kom Ombo and the Faiyum, as well as the places in nature where I find Him, including the ocean, marshlands, and the rich fertile black soil. And winter storms.
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Day 12: Sobek's Sacred Places

Today's post is a brief look at some of Sobek's cult centres, and the other landscapes and places associated with Him. I really wanted this to be more extensive than it is, but time ran away from me. But it does cover a little about Kom Ombo and the Faiyum, as well as the places in nature where I find Him, including the ocean, marshlands, and the rich fertile black soil. And winter storms.

You're getting two blogs again, because tomorrow is going to be a long day, so I'm getting tomorrow's post out of the way now so I don't fall behind. These were a bit hard to write, in the sense that they're not issues I know enough about to speak well on them, but I hope they're still interesting nonetheless.

Day 13 - What cultural issues does Sobek care about?

Day 14 - Has Sobek's worship changed in modern times?
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Re: 30 Days of Sobek blogs
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2017, 01:31:12 am »
You're getting two blogs again, because tomorrow is going to be a long day, so I'm getting tomorrow's post out of the way now so I don't fall behind. These were a bit hard to write, in the sense that they're not issues I know enough about to speak well on them, but I hope they're still interesting nonetheless.

Day 13 - What cultural issues does Sobek care about?

Day 14 - Has Sobek's worship changed in modern times?

So I fell a day behind, thank you migraine, but I'm caught up now. They're not my best work, and I wish I'd had a better mind to focus on them, but they're done. I'll tidy them up later. They're not easy topics for me to write about, if only because I don't generally think about these things in relation to my Sobek practice, so if they're a little vague or repetitive with previous days, I'm sorry about that. I wasn't really sure how to approach them with my fuzzy unfocused brain. :/

Any mundane practices that are associated with this deity?

How do you think this deity represents the values of their pantheon and cultural origins?
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