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 e...
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...ds like Osiris and Horus.
To the people, Set was treacherous, cunning, tremendously powerful god who slayed his own brother in the Horus and Set story. But before that legend, the people look at him as a good guy because he was the strongest defender of Ra’s ship. No matter what people think of Set, he is still a god and the one who aided out Ra a lot. He is a good god after all for without his powers, the world would be in chaos. Whether he is good or bad, he is the honorable son of the Mighty Earth Geb and the Glistening Sky Nut, one of the “Children of the Nile”.
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