Origin of the name SEBEK.
Etymology of the name SEBEK.
Meaning of the baby name SEBEK.
name meaning "the uniter," from the root sbk (to join). (The
Ruling Races of Pre-historic Times, Hewitt, 1894)
of the solar deities of the Egyptians. He was represented as a man
with the head of a crocodile, surmounted by the solar disk and ram's horns
of Amen Ra. He was regarded also as the son of Osiris, therefore
assimilated to Horus in his character of Teti, "The
Avenger." The date of the cultus of Sebek goes back to a remote
period in Egyptian history, and his chief temple was at Ombos. It
would seem, from the accounts of Herodotus, that his worship, in which the
crocodile was sacred, was chiefly local and led to severe conflicts with
the men of Tentyra, by whom that animal was always destroyed.
Statues of this divinity are rarely found, and his chief influence appears
to have been under the XIIIth dynasty. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).