Set: Evil or Misunderstood?

Presented by Tony Mierzwicki .

Presented with Jo-Ann Byers-Mierzwicki.

Set was the supreme deity of neolithic tribesmen in predynastic Egypt. In the Pyramid texts, Set was portrayed as a friend and helper of the dead. In the Book of Coming Forth by Day, Set was shown defending the Solar Barque on its journey through the underworld. As time went on, Set became the personification of evil, as clearly seen in the Osiris myths. When the Greeks invaded Egypt in Classical times, Set became identified with Typhon, a monster with a hundred dragons' heads. In later times, Set became one of the prototypes for the Christian Satan. This lecture will outline how this transformation took place, and will give an insight into the real nature of Set.

















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