Set (Egyptian God)

Server Costs Fundraiser 2024

Help our mission to provide free history education to the world! Please donate and contribute to covering our server costs in 2024. With your support, millions of people learn about history entirely for free every month.
$3136 / $18000

Definition

Set, also known as Seth and Suetekh, was the Egyptian god of war, chaos, and storms, brother of Osiris, Isis, and Horus the Elder, uncle to Horus the Younger, and brother-husband to Nephthys. His other consort was the goddess Tawaret, a hippo-headed deity who presided over fertility and childbirth.

More about: Set (Egyptian God)

Timeline

  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    Set is worshiped as a hero-god during Early Dynastic Period of Egypt.
  • 1570 BCE - 1069 BCE
    Set is firmly associated with the Osiris Myth as murderer and usurper during the New Kingdom Period in Egypt.
Membership