Sobek Festival-Soucheia

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

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)

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5 thoughts on “Sobek Festival-Soucheia

  1. Reblogged this on Per Sebek and commented:
    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.

    • Thanks for the additional information! Wow. One of His epithets is the “Raging One” so I’m not surprised. That reminded me of Hekate at Her Deipnon every month where She’s the dread goddess of the dead.

      Thanks for the re-blog. I also spelled the Temple name incorrectly. It should be Soknopaiou Nesos.

      • Yeah, I like that epithet, The Raging One, or The Rager. I use it in prayers sometimes to remind myself of that wild side He still has. It’s also useful for execrations!

        I admit I’m still working on incorporating the old Deipnon rituals into my practice. I would like to include it, since all I do at the moment is clean my statues and shrine things in preparation for the new month.

    • Thanks for the re-blog. One of the citations was incomplete.

      Here is the correction: 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)

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