Set (mythology)

Set (mythology)

Set ( /sɛt/) or Seth (/sɛθ/; also spelled Setesh, Sutekh, Setekh, or Suty) is a god of the desert, storms, and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion. In later myths he is also the god of darkness, and chaos. In Ancient Greek, the god's name is given as Sēth (Σήθ).

In Egyptian mythology, Set is portrayed as the usurper that killed and mutilated his own brother Osiris. Osiris' wife Isis reassembled Osiris' corpse and embalmed him. Osiris' son Horus sought revenge upon Set, and the myths describe their conflicts. The death of Osiris and the battle between Horus and Set is a popular theme in Egyptian mythology.

Read more about Set (mythology):  Origin, Set in The Second Intermediate and Ramesside Periods, Demonization of Set, Temples

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Set (mythology) - Temples
... Setwas worshipped at the temples of Ombos (Nubt near Naqada) and Ombos (Nubt near Kom Ombo), at Oxyrhynchus in upper Egypt, and also in part of the Fayyum area ... More specifically, Setwas worshipped in the relatively large metropolitan (yet provincial) locale of Sepermeru, especially during the Rammeside Period ... town was "gateway to the desert," which fits well with Sets role as a deity of the frontier regions of ancient Egypt ...

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