Horus and Seth in the act of crowning the pharaoh Ramesses III (1186 BC - 1155 BC ) . Egyptian Museu

To modern sensibilities, the Egyptians’ worship of Seth seems a bit strange since he was the god of chaos and the Egyptians valued order above everything. Seth was also the god of the desert and foreigners, while the Egyptians tended to despise the desert and most foreign peoples. According to Egyptian myths, Seth also murdered his brother Osiris, the god of the dead, and attempted to usurp his nephew, Horus’ rightful position as king. Still, Seth was viewed as physically strong, virile, and cunning, which were all admirable traits, making him worthy of worship in Egypt. Seth became a particularly popular god during two far separated periods in Egyptian history, though probably for different reasons. Seth’s popularity in the Second Dynasty was probably related to his perceived physical strength and virility, while his support in the Nineteenth and Twentieth dynasties may have stemmed from his identification with the Egyptian Delta.

Who is Heru-Ur?

Heru-ur, also known as Horus the Elder, was a form of Horus, where he was the son of Geb and Nut. He was one of the oldest gods of ancient Egypt. ... His right eye was the Sun and the left one was the Moon.

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