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Seth (Set)

Seth (Set)

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Seth (Set)

Seth is a tough god. So tough, in fact, that people sometimes mistake him for an evil god. Does he care? Not really. Think what you want as long as you stay out of his way. Seth's job is to keep the universe from getting lazy, and he's good at pushing things. While some gods avoid him because he can be a real jerk, Seth's strength keeps Ra's boat moving, and Seth saves the sun from destruction by Apophis every morning—so we have to thank him at least a little.

Basic Information

NameSeth (Set, Sutekh)
NicknameSon of Nut, Great of Strength in the Boat of Millions of Years, Clifford, The Loyal Opposition, The Red Lord, Lord of Storms, Big Red
SexMale
Current cityOut in the desert or on Ra's boat

Work & Education

OccupationGod of confusion, masculine power/strength, violence, storms, and deserts
EducationI prefer learning things the hard way.

Beliefs

Political viewsWhatever you believe in, I believe in the opposite. On purpose.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsGeb and Nut
SiblingsOsiris, Horus the Elder, Isis, Nephthys
ChildrenAnubis, Sobek
FriendsRa, Thoth, Bast, Horus the Elder, and my family. When they aren't mad at me, anyway.
EnemiesApophis, eternal enemy and serpent of chaos, is my traditional enemy.
Just about everybody, at one time or another. I'm not the nicest god.

Relationships

Relationship statusIt's complicated with Nephthys, Neith, Astarte, and Anath
Interested inWomen, mostly, but Horus the Younger's pretty handsome….

Favorites

Quotations"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."
– Niels Bohr

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities." 
– Albert Einstein

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." 
– Eleanor Roosevelt

"You see what power is: holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them!" 
– Amy Tan

"Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change." 
– Ernest Hemingway
BooksBeowulf
I like this guy, and I know all about killing giant monsters.
Dry September by William Faulkner
Give people only part of the truth, and you'll learn what kind of people they are.
Heart of Darkness by William Conrad
There is evil everywhere. Don't think you're immune.
The Killers by Ernest Hemingway
I don't mind a good gangster story now and then.
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton 
Life can be hard. You have to be harder.
Lightning by Seymour Simon 
I love storms. Lightning is my spear in the sky!
Deserts (National Audubon Society Nature Guides) by James MacMahon 
Welcome to my home. There is life here, if you know how to look.
The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, Volume 3) by Rick Riordan
They're fighting Apophis, like I do! I was on the edge of my throne.
The Slayers of Seth: A Story of Intrigue and Murder Set in Ancient Egypt by P. C. Doherty 
A book about my army division and some mysterious murders.
Knives and Swords by DK Publishing 
I love pointy things.
MusicBlitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones 
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor 
When it's all over, I'm still going to be here. Take that.
Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones 
I judge men by things other than their cigarettes.
The Marines' Hymn 
Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses 
You gonna die. Or at very least, you gonna get your butt kicked.
Untitled by Sutekh 
I command you to dance to a German band named after my name in Akkadian! Rawr.
Ride the Lightning by Metallica 
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) by Giant Tesla Coils of Doom
Lightning playing music! Thank you, Nikola Tesla!
MoviesDune 
A whole planet made of deserts. Rock on!
The Devil's Advocate
The Harry Potter series
Now Snape, there's a man after my own heart.
Drunken Master
The Dark Knight series
Not all heroes are nice guys. But they get the job done just the same.
The Dirty Dozen
Bad guys doing good. And Bronson? Looking good, my friend.
Amadeus
Brilliant and misunderstood. I can relate.
Serenity
TV ShowsSpartacus
I especially liked the part with the Blood and Sand. Nice homage, that.
Firefly
I see a little of myself in the entire Serenity crew, don't you?
Hell's Kitchen
Gordon Ramsay plays Seth to a bunch of primadonna wannabe Chef Horuses. Whips 'em into shape, too!

Activities & Interests

LikesArmy surplus stores
Thunderstorms and extreme weather
Winning
Long-distance travel
ActivitiesBeating Horus the Younger at Call of Duty (If he says he beat me, he's lying.)
Breaking things
Extreme sports
Endurance tests (wilderness camping, rock climbing, you name it)
InterestsMartial arts
Anatomy
Military history (especially the strategy parts)
Desert ecology
GroupsAncient Egyptian Gods 
Egyptian Mythology 
Disney Villains 
Tough Mudder 
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