God of Ancient Egypt – Seth Free Papercraft
Posted on Dec 14 2012 at 09:18:09 PM in Artists
This papercraft is a God of Ancient Egypt Seth (or Set, also spelled Setesh, Sutekh, Setekh, or Suty), designed by J. Ossorio. Seth is a god of the desert, storms, and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion. In later myths he is also the god of darkness, and chaos. In Ancient Greek, the god’s name is given as Sēth.
In Egyptian mythology, Set is portrayed as the usurper that killed and mutilated his own brother Osiris. Osiris’ wife Isis reassembled Osiris’ corpse and embalmed him. Osiris’ son Horus sought revenge upon Set, and the myths describe their conflicts. The death of Osiris and the battle between Horus and Set is a popular theme in Egyptian mythology.
Seth was depicted as a strange creature that seems to be a composite of various animals like a giraffe, camel, ant eater or okapi. He was the Egyptian god of storms and chaos. Out of jealousy, Seth murdered his brother Osiris, the ruler of Egypt.
He tricked Osiris into lying down inside an expensive chest, with the promise that it would be his, if he could fit inside it. With Osiris in position, Seth’s collaborators nailed the lid shut and threw him into the Nile to drown. Isis, the devoted wife of Osiris, searched for and found the chest which held Osiris’ body.
Seth was so furious when she discovered his brother’s body that he cut it into fourteen pieces and scattered them throughout the land.
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