Seth – The God Of Chaos
Seth was the ancient Egyptian god of chaos and represented everything that threatened harmony in the nation. He was the brother and husband of Nephthys and the brother of Isis and Osiris. His cult is believed to be the oldest in Egypt and Seth seems to have had plenty of mayhem attributed to him. Over time the concept of Seth changed in Egypt as initially he was known as a beneficial god who lived in the blessed realm. It’s said that at first Egyptians prayed and worshipped Seth so that he would take care of the dead family members, but over time he became seen as much more evil. Nonetheless, Seth continued to be worshipped for his power and ability to create chaos and violent force.
The Power Of Seth
It’s believed that Seth was among the two gods who gave pharaohs power and authority and was thus respected a lot for his chaotic powers. Some kings were also named after his name and many others used the Seth animal as part of their emblem to demonstrate their dominance and frightening power.
Temples of Seth
Tukh or Ombos is one of the centers where god Seth was worshipped. Most of the temple is now destroyed but the remains date to the New Kingdom period. A huge scepter was found here which was dedicated by Amenhotep III to Seth and is said to be the largest scepter object ever found in Egypt. Another center of worship was Avaris, the capital of the Hyksos people. The Hyksos people worshipped Seth as a powerful storm god.
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