Sobek Festival-Soucheia

Sobek festivals! Because there just aren’t enough of them.

Adding to this list, in ‘Sobek of Shedet’ (2010, p129), Marco Zecchi cites a NK Sobek Shedety festival for I Akhet 11, in which no one worked, and refrained from eating fish and bread, as well as possibly other foods sacred to Him. This was cited as an unfavourable day, and Sobek in this case was more of a rapacious god than a more beneficient one.

Fiercely Bright One

Here are the Sobek Festivals I have found in these two sources. I’m including the Sobek festivals I’ve posted previously from the Soknaipiou Nesos Temple in the Faiyum.

7 Hathyr
Birth of Sobek, the Great God (19 days)

8 Tybi
Festival of the Foundation of the Temple of the God Sobek (7 days)

2 Phamenoth
Festival of the Foundation of the Enclosure of the Great God Sobek (7 days)

21 Payni
Festival of the Foundation of the Temple of the God Sobek (7 days)

2 to 9 Epiphi
Festival of Sobek/Soucheia

20 of Epiphi
Festival of Sobek/Socheia (7 days)

Source:

Capron, Laurent. “Déclarations fiscales du Temple de Soknopaiou Nêsos: éléments nouveaux,” in Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik. Bd. 165, Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn (Germany). (2008), pp. 133-160.

Link:
Article

Thomas-Perpillou, Francoise. Studia Hellenistica, Issue 31. (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1993. (pages 140-144)

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5 comments on “Sobek Festival-Soucheia

  1. jewelofaset says:

    Thanks for the re-blog. And of course I spell Soknopaiou Nesos wrong (This is the correct spelling).

  2. jewelofaset says:

    And I forget a book title. Here is the book: Perpillou-Thomas, Francoise. Fêtes d’Egypte ptolémaïque et romaine, d’après la documentation papyrologique grecque. (Studia Hellenistica Series 31). (Université catholique, 1993.

    • jewelofaset says:

      Here is the correct citation: Perpillou-Thomas, Francoise. Fêtes d’Egypte ptolémaïque et romaine, d’après la documentation papyrologique grecque. (Studia Hellenistica Series 31). Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1993. (pages 140-144)

  3. Sobek is well in touch with his reptilian side, the core of the brain of all animal life, brought forth from prehistory by way of the crocodile, the only surviving dinosaur. Perhaps it’s why He will never fully take ‘human’ aspect, which is great for me. My personal thought is that i what He is serving to remind us of, that the reptilian core is part of us, no matter what. I just finished and am re-reading Marco Zecchi’s Sobek of Shedet. He is also a selfish God, and is pretty hardcore in chasing away other Gods from my personal experience, but I’m okay with that, since He is my Spiritual Father. I get a lot of good information from your page. Keep up the good work.

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