Set - Egyptian God of Deserts, Storms, Disorder, and Violence


Set /sɛt/ or Seth (/sɛθ/; also spelled Setesh, Sutekh, Setekh, or Suty) is a god of the desert, storms, disorder, and violence. In Ancient Greek, the God’s name is given as Sēth (Σήθ). He was long ago lord of the red (desert) land where he was the balance to Horus’ role as lord of the black (soil) land.

According to legend and Egyptian mythology, Set is an usurper who killed and mutilated his own brother Osiris. Osiris’ wife Isis reassembled Osiris’ corpse and resurrected him long enough to conceive his son and heir Horus. Horus sought revenge upon Set, and the myths describe their conflicts.

The Greeks tell tales of Set allying himself with Typhon because both were evil forces, storm deities, and sons of the Earth that attacked the main gods.

In some outlying regions of Egypt, Set is still worshiped.

Set has also been classed as a Trickster deity who, as a God of disorder, resorts to deception to achieve his goals. While he will act directly in times of great need, like most of the Gods, Set now prefers to act through agents on the mortal plane.

The villain Rage, claims to be the son of Set. This claim has not yet been officially verified.

Set - Egyptian God of Deserts, Storms, Disorder, and Violence

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