The Gods of Ancient Egypt, Part 2: Sobek, the Mighty Serpent of the Abyss — The Sabian Temple of Ayesha bint al-Ilah al-Zahifi (الهيكل الصابيء لعائشة بنت الاله الزاحفي)

Slightly over one hundred kilometers to the southwest of Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, lies the Faiyum Oasis – a vast, shallow depression whose verdant fields and groves of palm-trees provide a remarkable contrast to the surrounding desert bleakness.  The Faiyum derives its fertility not from underground springs, like most oases, but from a tributary of […]

The Gods of Ancient Egypt, Part 2: Sobek, the Mighty Serpent of the Abyss — The Sabian Temple of Ayesha bint al-Ilah al-Zahifi (الهيكل الصابيء لعائشة بنت الاله الزاحفي)