Set was the Egyptian god of war, chaos, and storms. He was a powerful and often frightening deity, however, he was also a patron god of the pharaohs and protected the dead on the way to the Afterlife.
Seth was among the two gods who gave pharaohs power and authority and was thus respected a lot for his chaotic powers.
His cult is believed to be the oldest in Egypt since he is one of the first gods created by the union of Geb (earth) and Nut (sky) after the creation of the world. He is the brother of Osiris, Isis and brother-husband to Nephthys.
He was "Lord of the Desert" and "Ruler of the South" as he was originally a god of Upper Egypt (the south) and the barren lands beyond Egypt's borders.
Initially Set was known as a beneficial god who Egyptians prayed and worshipped so that he would take care of the dead family members but by the time of the New Kingdom (1570-1069 BCE) he came to be best known as the first murderer, who killed his older brother Osiris in an attempt to become the ruler of Egypt and then tried to murder Osiris’ son Horus.
After Osiris and Isis’s son, Horus, defeated Seth in combat, Seth was adopted by the sun god Ra. He became the thunder in the sky and protected Ra from the chaos serpent Apophis each night as the sun boat made its journey through the Underworld and In doing so, Set assured that the sun would rise again the next morning.
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