SETAlso known as SETEKH, SETESH, SETH, SETI, SUTEKH
Chaotic God of Anarchy. Also handles War, Storms and Deserts
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.
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.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
COPYRIGHT © 1999-2013. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Please mention Godchecker.com when praying to deities.
Godchecker's article on Set is based on material from ancient texts, original references and our own research. We strive for accuracy and update regularly with new information. If you spot a mistake please contact us and we'll try to fix it.
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SETEKH, SETESH, SETH, SETI, SUTEKH
Popularity index : 2960
Visitors often email us asking about Set statues, sculptures or carved figurines of Set. We regret we cannot assist with identifying such items.
REPRODUCTION REQUESTS. This site is copyright and all rights are reserved. If you wish to use our material in your essay, book, article or project, please consult our permissions information page.
SUPPORT THE GODS. Found this site useful? Consider donating a few pennies to the Godchecker Temple Roof Fund.
The Gods told us to do it.