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Title(s) God of Evil
God of Chaos
Hieroglyph <hiero>sw-W-t:x-E20-A40</hiero>
Consort Nephthys, Tawaret (some accounts), Anat, Astarte
Parents Geb and Nut
Sibling(s) Osiris, Isis, Nephthys, Horus the Elder (some accounts)

Set (Ancient Greek: Σήθ (Seth), alternatively spelled Seth, Setesh, Sutekh, Setekh or Suty) is the god of chaos, evil, the desert, and foreigners in Egyptian mythology. Set is the brother of Osiris, Isis and Nephthys. As well as the son of Nut the sky goddess and Geb the god of the earth. Regarded as the Lord of Lower (Northern) Egypt, Set was represented by a big-eared imaginary animal with red hair, resembling a donkey or maybe an aardvark. The Greeks associated Set with their god, Typhon, a personification of a huge monstrous storm and disaster. He is a member of the Ennead of Heliopolis and ferried Ra's barge.

Murder of Osiris

Set was most famous for the murder of his brother Osiris, specifically cutting him into pieces and tossing them into the Nile, before Osiris then awoke again.

Symbols of Set

Set was the symbol of drought, perversity and famine. He was feared most Egyptians but was an image they had to come to terms with, seeing as some Chaos will come around in ones life.

Preceded by:
Pharaoh of Egypt
Succeeded by

In Popular Culture


  • Set is featured in the information book Worlds Worst Monsters and Villains.
  • Set is the main antagonist of the Rick Riordan novel The Red Pyramid. He tries to destroy the mortal world by turning it into a desert.


  • Set is the antagonist of the 2016 action film The Gods of EgyptHe murders Osiris and steals Horus' eyes. 


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