- For other uses of the name, see Sobek.
The Great Crocodile
Sobek is mentioned in the Isis Fragments as the chieftain of the crocodile-folk who lived in the river Nile, in a time when gods walked the Earth. He teamed up with the vampire Wadjet and the Sons of Bubasti to protect Isis and her son Horus, when the pair sought refuge in the island of Chemmis after the imprisonment of Osiris. Set eventually found them and took the pair of gods as captives. As for Sobek, well...
If Sobek exists at all, he is rumored by the elders of the Followers of Set to be a Mokolé Abomination, severed from Helios's grace by dark magics cast by Set, and damned to exist as an unholy mockery of all what his kind stands for. This would make Sobek not only an Abomination but also a 4th generation methuselah, thus making him one of the most terrifying beings to ever walk the Earth.
He is reputed to be slumbering in a Founding Temple of Faiyum, surrounded by a retinue of ghouled crocodiles. One of these crocodiles is said to be over a thousand years old, and to give oracles from Set's childe to the Abd'al-Sobek.
In general, the Mokolé are immune to the embrace, resulting only in a frenzied rampage that claims the life of the would-be sire and their own swift death once the sun rises. If Set, who was an Antediluvian proficient in the use of blood magic, after all, managed to accomplish the feat of circumventing the blessings of a Celestine as powerful as Helios, it seems likely that Sobek is the only existing Mokolé Abomination in the world.
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