Set: A Treacherous, Powerful God Essay

1266 words - 5 pages

The god whose power is superior than many other gods and the general of the Egyptian army, Set. He is the god of chaos, deserts, storms, illness, and foreigners and he was believed as one of the strongest gods in Ancient Egypt. It has the head of an animal like no other in this world, the Set Animal. The animal has a face of an aardvark, jackal and a donkey. He is also a cunning and vicious warrior. While also being the grandson and the second commander-in-chief of Ra (the sun-god and the king of all gods)’s army.
Set was not like some gods who created themselves out of nothingness. Set was given life by the gods Nut (Mother) and Geb (Father), the Sky and Earth. Set was one of the four children that were born. The legend of how Set and the four others were born was a famous one. Before the five powers were born, Ra was the king. He was the one and only king. And also a year in the Egyptian calendar is only 360 days. Then the god of wisdom, Thoth, told Ra of a prophecy that the children of his daughter, Nut, will overthrow him. Ra was furious and scared because Thoth’s prophecies are always correct. Ra was the king and his order was law. He made a curse that debars Nut to give birth on any days of the 360-day-year. Thoth was friends with Nut so he was also sad with Nut. But Thoth came up with a plan. He played a game of gamble with the moon-god Khonsu. Every time Thoth wins, he gains some moonlight from the moon-god. Khonsu was very good at gambling but Thoth was the god of wisdom so Thoth always wins. Thoth gains enough moonlight to make five new days for the five children. Now each year have 365 days. Back then, the moon was able to shine fully every day. But Thoth took the moonlight to make five new days so the moon only has enough power to be full moon once a month. After the five children were born, Ra was furious. He made the order that separated the Sky (Nut) and the Earth (Geb) so they can never be together. That’s why the Sky and the Earth are separated.
Before Ra withdrew to the heavens, Ra would ride his Sun chariot across the skies. While that time, a creature of chaos, Apophis the Serpent was his enemy. He despised the gods and their creations and loathed everything. While Ra rides his Sun Chariot, he requires protection from Apophis. Set being the strongest in all the gods lead the army to slaughter the serpent. Set holds immense power. His rank is a general in Ra’s army and can fight Apophis almost one-on-one battle. Set is famous for many of his deeds but what he is most famous of is killing his brother Osiris.
When Osiris achieved the status king of all Egypt and overthrew Ra, Set was jealous. It was because Set was the general of Ra’s militia and he thought he merit to be king. He felt condescended. So one day, he made a GRANDE feast and invited lots of gods. He especially invited Osiris to come. He made a big impressive sepulcher with professional and vivid engravings and everything. All the gods were clearly overwhelmed....

Find Another Essay On Set: A Treacherous, Powerful God

A Machiavel After All Essay

1350 words - 6 pages knew about their treacherous plans all along. If he can act as though he knows nothing of the conspirators' plans, what is to say that he acting elsewhere in the play, and only appearing to be a certain way? By delving deeper into the characteristics and behaviors of Henry V, I hope to reveal him to be a true Machiavellian ruler, rather than an "ideal king". In regards to use the use of mercy and cruelty, Machiavelli states that a ruler should

God is Pantheistic Essay

1497 words - 6 pages Epictetus’s god is pantheistic Because his teachings can be interpreted in different ways, Epictetus’s view of god is unclear. It is unclear whether Epictetus’s god is a pantheistic god who is one with the universe or whether his god is a personal god that answers prayers and watches over his people like the god of monotheism. While there is little doubt that Epictetus views god as all powerful and all good, I will argue that his texts also

Grief Counseling

3238 words - 13 pages , rejected, betrayed, and eventually killed experiencing a long and painful death. God is all powerful. He created the universe. He made mankind in his own image. He could have made us to obey his every wish. But instead he chose not to make a bunch of automatons. He gave us free will and the ability to choose to serve Him or not. Unfortunately, given the choice to obey God or not, man chose to rebel against God and eat the forbidden fruit

Deep Sea Detectives: Slave Ship (Response Essay)

744 words - 3 pages Our assignment was to watch a documentary during Black History Month. I chose a documentary about recovering and examining a sunken slave ship found off the coast of Key West, Fl. The documentary was featured on The History Channel's series "Deep Sea Detectives."Slave ShipIn mid-July of 1700, the Henrietta Marie, under the command of Captain Thomas Chamberlain, set sail from Port Royal, Jamaica; with a ship-load of goods bound for England. En

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible Rhetorical Analysis Essay About Judge Danforth and his Corruptness - AP English III - Rhetorical Analysis

1196 words - 5 pages the other girls which would prove the whole witchcraft hysteria as flawed. When he fails to do so, he then decides to defend his treacherous actions by bringing up “the Bible” (102). He thinks that anyone who is against what the “court” decides (what he decides) is against the God himself and should be punished harshly. This fear of false “god” and harsh punishment, such as death penalty, is what motivated Marry Warren to turn against John

"tomorrow's Another Day"

1045 words - 4 pages let things set in before moving on. Then, the music gets fast again with a sharper tone. Tone changes once again, in the outro, along with a shrilling beat to really emphasize what is being said. During the second time around in the outro, the beat reverses to real slow; the slowest part of the song. The light drumming helps set the mood of the important lyrics at this time. Finally, the song goes into a vigorous ending, which is the loudest

Discusses the characteristics of the Ancient Hero, defines the specific features of the epic genre

1180 words - 5 pages action immediately casts him in the role of a war hero, but he was also a hero on many other levels. To me it is apparent that Homer intended Odysseus to be a hero, why else would Homer of set up the situations of the long journey home in which Odysseus had numerous perils. Thought out Odysseus' journey he over cames many extreme dangers and treacherous people. In this sense, Odysseus was a spiritual and physical hero.During Odysseus' journey

The concept of God in Islam and Christianity - Religion - Notes

456 words - 2 pages The Concept of God In Islam and Christianity The concept of God for both Christians and Muslims is essentially the same, in that God is an omnipotent being above all of humanity, however there are critical differences between both. Christians believe that God is an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-holy, eternal, spiritual Being who created the universe. Muslims agree with all these attributes (or properties) of God. Since Islam, historically

Western Europe

821 words - 4 pages saved. As seen in Document 6, the lords and nobles committed themselves to the service of God before men, saying, “Nor will I ever with will or action, through word or deed, do anything which is unpleasing to him [God]…” Those who lived during this time trusted the Church’s explanations for the workings of the world. They saw God as all powerful, as the force behind everything. Art and music thus were focused around the Church and giving praise

Ruby Archuleta and Amarante Cordova Define Community

684 words - 3 pages Cordova is one of the oldest people in Milagro, but age does not always carry wisdom; it comes with experience. Amarante has experienced a lot living in Milagro all of his life. He knows that the bean field is one of the best things ever to occur in Milagro. He is sure of one thing, that he is there to protect the field and it is his god give right to protect the field. Milagro is the only thing that matters to Cordova. The community is

The Last of The Mohicans - letter from Cora Munro to her sister about the difficulties of living in the New World

637 words - 3 pages sooner choose death than to sin against God" ( Out of Many- document set- page 52). The natives are violent and cruel, you do not want to live here.North America is a bad place to live because the English treat everyone here unfairly. Do not think you are not included in this category because you are from England. I have seen the English and I can easily say that they are liars and treacherous. The English make the people of the colonies fight with

Similar Essays

Life's Not Over Yet. Personal Essay Which Includes "Four Generations, By Joyce Maynard", "God Is Not A Fish Inspector " By W.D. Valgardson, And "To Set Our House In Order"

1045 words - 4 pages in life, as the people seemed to really care about and want her approval.The second chosen story, God is Not a Fish Inspector by W.D. Valgardson was my personal favorite, the main character was Fusi, a man who himself knew he was getting old, but that didn't mean he had to accept it, as Fusi was a n old man with attitude, an attitude determined to not let himself down or life."God will punish you." She promised in a low, intense voice. Emma, Fusi

The House Of Hades Essay

857 words - 4 pages The House of Hades, by Rick Riordan, is set in present time and evolves over the course of two weeks. There are eight protagonists, all demigods fighting against Gaea. Two of the demigods, Percy and Annabeth, have fallen into Tartarus, the most abysmal and treacherous part of the underworld, where no Olympian god has dared to go. Tartarus is also the god of abyss. The other six protagonists travel from Rome to Greece, where lies the house of

Egyptian Mythology Essay

1582 words - 7 pages went on to give have the gods Osiris, Isis, Set, and Nephthys (Passantino). The Game of the Moon was also a well-known myth in Egypt. Khonsu, the moon god, held the moon over the land every night. Khonsu suffered from jealously and a desire to know all the secrets that happened within the shadows of the night. He challenged Thoth, the god of knowledge, to a game of Senet. Each god wagered a part of their power; Thoth wagered secrets, while

Understanding The Mind Of Hamlet With His Soliloquies

1032 words - 4 pages made of the same flesh as his mother. He also wishes death upon himself, ‘flesh, would melt’ this metaphor of melting dew is an indication of his destructive nature. He seems to feel like he is beyond repair so like a thaw melting and being freed into dew he wants to set himself free of his body. These lines show suicidal tendencies but the next few lines, ‘His cannon ‘gainst self- slaughter. O God, O God’ show that