Friday, October 7, 2011

Photo-Finish Friday -- Serving Two Masters

 
Kom Ombo is the only temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods.
Above, this side honors the crocodile headed Sobek. Crocodiles were once housed in the temple.
The other side of the temple is dedicated to Horus the Elder.

8 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

Interesting. I'll bet you were glad that crocodiles were no longer housed there, though.

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh, yeah.

messymimi said...

Took some brave souls to be priests on that side of the temple. Shudder.

Hilary said...

I think it's a croc... ;)

But it IS a fine photo.. and truly interesting.

Leah J. Utas said...

Messymimi, aye.

Hilary, ow! and thanks.

Dawn said...

An amazing photo. And I sometimes wonder....we all seem to serve more than one most days!!
Have a wonderful thanksgiving Leah! I hope you're having a feast:D

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Dawn. You, too.

CherylK said...

Interesting is an understatement! I had no idea that crocodiles were gods. I need to go look up Horus the Elder...