Were Egyptian Pharaohs earthly representatives of their sponsoring god, their godfathers?
This New Kingdom statue shows pharaoh Amenhotep III with a solar form of Sobek, likely Sobek-Horus …
[Sobek] He is first known from several different Pyramid Texts of the Old Kingdom, particularly from spell PT 317. The spell, which praises the pharaoh as living incarnation of the crocodile god
Sobek | wikipedia
In this pharonic statue the crocodile god Sobek seems to be larger than Amenhotep 3, with Sobek’s representative seeming to step forward to take the ankh being offered him by his power and protector god father Sobek.
But Sobek is an Egyptian crocodile god?
The king not only united Upper and Lower Egypt but he was also the link between the human and divine worlds. Although the king himself was a human being, the office of kingship was divine; the human body of the king was a vessel in which divine kingship manifested itself in the form of the royal ka or life force that was passed on from one king to the next. The king was similar to, though not identical with, the gods, and his titles, netjer nefer, meant ‘Perfect God.’
The Art of Ancient Egypt | Gay Robins
As above, Sobek below?
In this period, Sobek also underwent an important change: he was often fused with the falcon-headed god of divine kingship, Horus. This brought Sobek even closer with the kings of Egypt, thereby giving him a place of greater prominence in the Egyptian pantheon. The fusion added a finer level of complexity to the god’s nature, as he was adopted into the divine triad of Horus and his two parents: Osiris and Isis.
Sobek first acquired a role as a solar deity through his connection to Horus, but this was further strengthened in later periods with the emergence of Sobek-Ra, a fusion of Sobek and Egypt’s primary sun god, Ra.
Sobek – History | wikipedia
As above, so below? The ruling planet could change over time, requiring changes to the god themselves and their unfortunate Pharaoh representative?
A Pharonic Double Up or Double Down?
I believe that the damaging Venus event early in June 569 BC was recorded as a “terrible reverse” by Herodotus and that following the catastrophe the Egyptians appointed Amasis as Pharaoh because they thought that Apries had lost his ‘mandate of heaven’.
Apries, who had been campaigning in Asia, tried to recover his throne with a 30,000 strong army of Carian and Ionian mercenaries, but was defeated and captured; he was strangled by the Egyptians some time after his capture.
Venus, Mars and a date for the death of Nebuchadnezzar – Peter Fairlie-Clarke | SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Review 2016:3
Taking my stance that the ka or soul of the king was a celestial body, let us say Mars, then the above offers clear support for the notion that the body of Mars was named and renamed many times over as Egypt’s god kings. As the kings reigned over earth (literally) they were the manifestation of the sky god Horus.
The largest body with respect to earth was naturally deemed the “Living Horus.” This could either be Mars, Mercury or the Moon (occasionally Venus in the guise of Hatshepsut). Errant planets that danced with earth and are at the very foundation of Egypt’s divine royal family (and other ancient cultures).
Celestial Horus kas or souls | God King Scenario