Set (meethology)

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Set
Set.svg
Major cult center Ombos
Symbol The was scepter
Consort Nephthys, Tawaret (in some accoonts), Anat, Astarte
Parents Geb an Nut
Siblings Osiris, Isis, Nephthys,
Offspring Anubis, Sobek (in some accoonts)

Set /sɛt/ or Seth (/sɛθ/; an aa spelled Setesh, Sutekh,[1] Setekh, or Suty) is a god o the desert, storms, disorder, violence an foreigners in auncient Egyptian releegion.[2] In Auncient Greek, the god's name is given as Sēth (Σήθ). Set is nae however a god tae be ignored or avoidit, he haes a positive role whaur he is employed bi Ra on his solar boat tae repel the serpent o Chaos Apep.[3] Set haed a vital role as a reconciled combatant.[4] He wis lord o the reid (desert) land whaur he wis the balance tae Horus' role as lord o the black (soil) land.[5]

In Egyptian meethology, Set is portrayed as the usurper who killed an mutilatit his ain brither Osiris. Osiris' wife Isis reassembled Osiris' corpse an resurrectit him long enough tae conceive his son an heir Horus. Horus soucht revenge upon Set, an the meeths describe thair conflicts. The daith o Osiris an the battle atween Horus an Set is a popular theme in Egyptian meethology.

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  1. Probably this is the lection of a god adored by the hittites, the "kheta", afterwards assimilated to the local afro-asiatic Seth. Sutekh appears, infact, as a god of hittites in the treaty declarations between the hittite kings and Ramses II after the battle of Qadesh (see Archibald H. Sayce, "The Hittites: The Story of a Forgotten Empire"; also E. A. Wallis Budge, "A History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30".)
  2. Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, vol. 3, p. 269
  3. Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, vol. 3, p. 269
  4. Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, vol. 3, p. 269
  5. Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, vol. 3, p. 269