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Sobek, also known as Sebek, was the Egyptian god of fertility, the Nile river and the fury of the pharaoh.

He was the son of the goddess Neith, with his father being either the creator-god Khnum or the chaos god Set, and was married to either Renenutet or Meskhenet. He is often also merged with the gods Ra and Horus.

As crocodiles knew where to lay eggs high enough in order to avoid being taken away by the Nile's flooding, the god became associated with oracular abilities.

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