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Sobek

Who's big, green, and knows how to set broken bones? That's right—Sobek. He's the god of the Nile crocodiles and one of ancient Egypt's doctor gods. If you're sick, you can go to his temple at Kom Ombo and be healed. Need surgery? Take a number, and one of his sacred crocs will lead you to the operating rooms behind the temple. We don't know about you, but we'd trust this guy with our lives.

Basic Information

NameSobek
NicknameSuchos, Son of Set, Lord of the Bakhu-Mountain, The Merciful, Sobek the Rager, Green Machine, Doc Croc, Sobek-Ra
SexMale
Current cityI don't like cities. I live in the Nile.

Work & Education

OccupationGod of strength, power, protection and healing
EducationI learn many things just watching people from the river.

Beliefs

Political viewsRa is king

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsSeth and Neith
SiblingsAnubis is my half-brother
ChildrenNone
FriendsRa, Horus the Elder, Horus the Younger, Khonsu, my family
EnemiesAnyone who harms the innocent

Relationships

Relationship statusMarried to Tasenetnofret
Interested inMy wife

Favorites

Quotations"Health is worth more than learning." 
– Thomas Jefferson

"Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work." 
– Hippocrates

"Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm."
– Malayan proverb

"To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last—but eat you he will."
– Ronald Reagan

"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right."
– Isaac Asimov
BooksAdventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Best. River story. Ever.
Big Sur by Jack Kerouac 
Being sick can make you think strange things. Sometimes it makes you think wise things, too. Maybe that's just part of getting old? Humans are confusing.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Dickens understood me. Read the crocodile book if you don't believe me.
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Someone has to take care of the wild things.
"The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury
Why it's important to raise your youngsters the right way. Chomp.
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Murder and intrigue on the Nile. Love it.
The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
Somebody's got to do something about this guy. He's making us all look bad.
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Well, alligators aren't the same, but it's an interesting story nonetheless.
MusicWaist Deep in the Big Muddy by Pete Seeger
Social commentary involving a river? Makes me smile. Big.
Ol' Man River by Paul Robeson
Your big river saw a lot of heartache. I wish I could heal it.
Free Fallin' by Tom Petty
Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin
Take out shark and put in 'croc.' It still works! But I only kill evil.
Crocodile Rock by Elton John
Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine by The White Stripes 
Take two more and call me in the morning? Trust me.
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley 
I love reggae. Three little birds remind me of the guys who help me clean my teeth.
Silent in the Morning by Phish
Once again, I bask in morning stillness.
MoviesThe Princess and the Frog
I love Louis.
Peter Pan
I don't love Tick-Tock.
Crocodile Dundee
Whatever happened to this guy?
Crocodile
I probably shouldn't have laughed, but this was hilarious. She's off the chain!
Lake Placid
What do you mean, "worshipped by primitive cultures?" I hope he eats you all!
Alligator
Didn't your mother tell you NOT to flush your pets down the toilet?
Fantasia
The night dance reminds me of Taweret. I miss you, sweetie! (But don't tell my wife.)
Death on the Nile
Wait a minute! Is that Professor McGonagall?
TV ShowsThe Crocodile Hunter
Crikey! We miss ya, mate.
Sesame Street
I'll always love Grover, but I also love the number seven, and the Alligator King is why.
National Geographic shows, especially about dinosaurs. We used to hang out.
SpongeBob SquarePants
Wish there were pineapples under the Nile. We could party!

Activities & Interests

LikesBeer
Surfboard shops
Fishing—with my face
Waterskiing
ActivitiesSunbathing
Holding my breath (just try to beat me)
Scaring people in canoes
Building sand pyramids
InterestsPaleontology
Saving the environment
Combat medicine
Neurosurgery
GroupsAncient Egyptian Gods
Egyptian Mythology
Doctors
Crocodile
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