Sebiumeker statue in the Carlsberg Glyptotek museum 1st Century BCE
|Major cult center||Meroe, Kush|
Sebiumeker was a major supreme god of procreation and fertility in Meroe, Kush, in present-day Sudan. He is sometimes thought of as a guardian of gateways as his statues are sometimes found near doorways. He has many similarities with Atum, but has Nubian features.
Role in ancient Kush
He was referred to as Lord of Musawwarat. His statues have often been found near doorways at the Nubian sites Tabo (Nubia) and Musawwarat es-Sufra, giving rise to the interpretation that he was a guardian god. But another interpretation is that he represented transformation which is why he was placed at the doorways of temples.
Though certainly a Nubian god, he has many Egyptian symbols and legends.
A sandstone head without inscription stands in Meroe. It also has the double crown with uraeus. It has several Egyptian looking features, but also has the formal broad Nubian unmodeled planes.
In popular culture
His worship is invoked in the Gifts of the Nile scenario in the video game Civilization VI.
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