- THE MESSENGER—PART 26: The Great Re-Set, the Year 2025, and the Second Coming of the Villain of Old
by SkyWatch Editor, https://www.skywatchtv.com/
Some might remember studying Egyptian deities in a high school or college mythology class, or perhaps as part of a course on Old Testament history, but let this be stated now and without reservation: Set actually existed. He was not a human invention. He wasn’t just a means for an unsophisticated mind to try to explain meteorological or seasonal effects. Set was a real entity—and a fallen one at that—which means his story has been twisted, first one way and then another, to fit the narrative and purpose of whatever leader was presently in power. Sometimes, he was the good guy. Sometimes, the bad. He either provided the king with protection and supernatural abilities, or else he was the enemy of the deity who offered those things to the king.
Defender author Derek Gilbert, has been studying the gods of Egypt and the ancient Near East for many years now for a bestselling series of books, including: The Great Inception, The Day the Earth Stands Still, Last Clash of the Titans, Bad Moon Rising, and Veneration. Derek provides us a brief introduction to Set, the mysterious, ever-changing god of chaos:
Most of us are familiar with the Egyptian god Set as the evil villain of the story of Osiris and Isis. Set, also called Seth or Sutekh, was the jealous brother, who killed and dismembered his sibling Osiris. With no son to avenge this heinous crime, the newly widowed Isis devised a cunning plan: She would revive her dead husband long enough to become pregnant. First, Isis collected her late husband’s body parts, thirteen in all (she never recovered the fourteenth part, the phallus, which had been eaten by a fish). But clever Isis circumvented this problem by fashioning a substitute generative member from either her own thumb or from a bit of gold. Lastly, taking the form of a kite (type of bird), and with the aid of the god Thoth’s magical working, Isis revived Osiris just long enough for him to beget the falcon-headed god Horus. Thus, Isis foiled Set’s plans by producing an heir who would avenge his father. And Osiris, whose skin is green to represent death, now reigns as Lord of the Underworld.