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SET

Picture of the Egyptian Chaos God SET from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Egyptian Chaos God

Also known as SETEKH, SETESH, SETH, SETI, SUTEKH

Chaotic God of Anarchy. Also handles War, Storms and Deserts

His nickname is The Red God, but whether this is politics, hair color or sheer embarrassment it’s difficult to ascertain.

He’s a bit of a mix and match, with donkey ears, a scorpion tail, and the head of a mysterious Egyptian aardvark. He can also turn up as a hippo with the jaws and tail of a crocodile.

But one thing’s for sure: SET’s a nasty piece of work. In fact he’s the God of Evil Chaos, and loves nothing more than creating mayhem.

Not content with constantly messing up the peaceful farms of OSIRIS, he finally lost his temper and killed him.

But not even scattering the remains far and wide could save him from retribution. HORUS son of OSIRIS came seeking vengeance and the battle lasted eighty years.

Not one to fight fair, SET tore one of HORUS’s eyes out, but HORUS went straight for the testicles. (If you think that’s disgusting, you should read MIN’s entry which has in-depth coverage.) The other Gods cheered and awarded him the victory, banishing SET to the upper realms of RA where he became the voice of thunder.

He hasn’t mellowed with age. If he enters the body of a human he can drive them mad. We’re not surprised. It doesn’t bear thinking about.

SET FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SET
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Chaos
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SETEKH, SETESH, SETH, SETI, SUTEKH
Popularity index : 32600
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Article last updated on 25 March 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Set: Egyptian God of Chaos." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Mar. 2013. Web. 21 September 2014.

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