Sebek, Suchos. NE lesser power of crocodiles and necessary death (He/Him)

Pantheon: Egyptian

Symbol: A crocodile’s jaw

Realm: Gray Waste / Oinos / Shedet

Known Proxies: None

Sebek is one of the most ancient gods of Egypt. He was the patron of the very first pharaohs, and his worship was centred in Upper Egypt, the first area of Egypt to become civilised.

He is the god of crocodiles, an animal the Egyptians hold in high respect because of their strength and because they eat animal corpses, thus purifying the rivers. Like Seth, Sebek is an ambiguous god: He was an ally of Seth’s during his struggle against Osiris and Horus; yet he’d protected Horus when he was an infant and had carried Osiris’ body to Isis. Sebek is also the husband of Hathor, one of the most beloved Egyptian powers, the lovely cow-headed goddess of childbirth, dance, music and love. Despite their differences, they get along surprisingly well. Together they are the parents of the hero Khons.

Sebek is one of the powers present at the judgment of the spirit after an Egyptian’s death. As master of Ammut, Sebek made sure that evil hama are devoured by his beasts. Sebek is a strong god, and is hence one of the defenders of Ra during his journeys in the netherworld to fight the serpent Apep.

Sebek is truly neutral in the Egyptian gods’ squabbles; he’s sided with Seth as well as with Osir and Haru, depending on whom he thought deserved his help. However, Sebek is ‘evil’ in the sense that he has no pity. Many an evil hama has tried to be spared by promising eternal slavery at Sebek’s service, yet this has never happened for millennia.

Being a god of death, he has few friends among the Egyptian powers. His closest ally is Seth, although Sebek’s known for having helped Horus on several occasions.

The Priesthood

Sebek’s worshippers are impassive bloods who make sure everything goes the right way. They are often guards in the kips of Egyptian high-ups.

Sebek’s priests are often the ones accompanying prisoners who’ve been given death sentences to the scaffold. Although usually evil, these priests hate the undead (which they feel should’ve had their hama devoured) and work to destroy them whenever possible.

Source: MC Gianni and Jon Winter-Holt

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