Category: seth


Horus (falcon-headed) and Seth; on the top, three stars.
Detail from the astronomical ceiling of the “House of Gold Wherein One Rests” (the burial chamber) of the “House of Eternity” of King Sethi I, Valley of the Kings, KV17, West ‘Uaset-Thebes


Ancient Egyptian gods by Yliade.


Egyptian gods – Set, Montu, Hathor and Thoth

Artwork by morteraphan

Egyptian God Seth

Set or Seth is a god of chaos, the desert, storms, disorder, violence, and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion. Set had a positive role where he accompanies Ra on his solar boat to repel Apep, the serpent of Chaos. Set had a vital role as a reconciled combatant. He was lord of the red (desert) land where he was the balance to Horus’ role as lord of the black (soil) land.

In Egyptian mythology, Set is portrayed as the usurper who killed and mutilated his own brother Osiris. Osiris’ wife Isis reassembled (remembered) Osiris’ corpse and resurrected her dead husband long enough to conceive his son and heir Horus. Horus sought revenge upon Set, and the myths describe their conflicts. This Osiris myth is a prominent theme in Egyptian mythology.

Illustration by: Christian Jegou


cards 2-7 of my egyptian god themed deck featuring seth, bastet, amun, sobek, sekhmet, and hathor. anubis is here: x


the whole gangs here


Statuette of the god Seth and his consort goddess Nephthys. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1279-1213 BC.

Reign of Ramesses II.

Now in the Louvre.

Statue of the god Seth with his consort goddess Nephthys. Reign of

Ramesses II. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1279-1213 BC. Now in the Louvre.

“Despite Seth’s widely known negative character traits, his worship continued until the Roman Period, and he maintained an important position in both personal religious piety and state ideology. It is likely that the Egyptians wanted to see in their king a combination of the attributes of both Horus and Seth. Thus Hatshepsut recorded upon her obelisk at Karnak Temple: ‘as I wear the White Crown, as I appear in the Red Crown, as Horus and Seth have united for me their two halves, as I ruled this land like the son of Isis [i.e. Horus], as I have become strong like the son of Nut [i.e. Seth]’. Strong and cunning go together.”

― Mummies, Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt: Multidisciplinary Essays for Rosalie David, by Campbell Price, Roger Forshaw, Andrew Chamberlain, Paul Nicholson

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