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Set

is one of the few gods that had the appearance of a made up creature. To our knowledge we do not, nor have ever seen, the type of creature that is the head of Set. The creature was called the "Typhonian Animal". The beast was supposedly a mischievous and fearless animal. It had a thin curled snout, rigid square cut ears, and a long matted forked tail. When he was born, Set was said to have been extremely white, with red hair. Set was either shown with a man's body, the creatures head, and a tail. In some minor statues he was show as the quadruped beast, with no human resemblance.

Significance:

Set is the god of evil, god of war, chaos, storms, desert, and drought. From birth he was unliked because of his white skin and red hair. This combination of traits was extremely ostracized by the Egyptians. The most popular story that involved Set, is the story of Osiris's death. Set was always jealous of his brother's achievements as a ruler, so set planned to kill him. On Osiris's way back from civilizing the world, Set planned a celebration for his return. During this celebration Set devised a game that would take advantage of Osiris's trust. Set had brought a coffin full of treasures out, and said that the man who fitted inside of it wins the goods.
Osiris felt it necessary to appease his brother, and the seventy-two accomplices, so he climbed inside. Set quickly nailed the coffin shut, and threw it into the Nile River (see Isis, and Osiris's page for more info). After the coffin was found and re-hid by Isis. Set came upon the coffin by sheer luck, during one of his hunting trips in the swamps of the Delta. In fear that Osiris could be resurrected, Set cut his brother's body into fourteen pieces and placed them around the world. Enraged, Osiris's son Horus challenged Set for the rule of Egypt. In this confrontation it was believed that Horus cut away Set's left testicle, making him infertile.
Because Set was infertile, his wife Nephthys left him to have a baby with the newly resurrected Osiris. Set was also known as the god of the desert, and since he was infertile, the desert was infertile. Egyptians believed that Set was the god of all the desert creatures. It was only after his betrayal of Osiris that Set was believed to be the god of all evil. Anyone who wrote of Set was forced to smudge out all that was said. Occasionally stories of this god were found on the walls in pyramids, with half of the writing scraped off. It was supposed to bring great misery and misfortune to anyone that spoke words about Set.

Family:

Set was the son of Geb and Nut. He had a brother Osiris, and a sister Isis. His wife was the god Nephthys, she left him when he was overcome by evil. Some believe he had a son Horus, but most think the son came from Osiris. When being born, Set violently clawed his way out of his mother's womb. As a child, he was always getting into trouble and causing problems within his society.


List of Gods   : "God of storms"

NameOriginDescription
God name "Aeolos" Greek God of storms and winds. One of the sons of POSEIDON, said to have presented the winds in a leather bag to the hero Odysseus, and to have given the sail to seafarers. According to legend his home was the Aeolian Island [Lipari Island]. In one legend he is married to EOS and is the father of six sons, the various directional winds. The hexagonal Temple of winds, on each side of which is depicted a flying figure of one of the winds, and which is dedicated to Aeolos, still stands at Athens....
God name "Aeolus" Roman God of storms and winds. Derived from the Greek storm god AEOLOS, he is the consort of AURORA and the father of six sons, BOREAS the north wind, CORUS the northwest wind, AQUILO the west wind, NOTUS the southwest wind, Eurus the east wind and ZEPHYRUS the south wind....
God name "Aheramenmthoou" Egypt God of thunder, night, storms, wind, landslides and tidal waves. Egypt
God name "Aondo" Tiv / central Nigeria, West Africa Creator god. An abstract principle who lives in the sky. He sends the Sun each morning, roars with the thunder which heralds his storms and is the creator of the earth....
Goddess name "Ares" Greek God of storms and war. Ares is a lesser known member of the Olympic pantheon of great gods, the son of ZEUS and HERA, who allegedly lived in Thrace. As a warrior god he is contrasted with the more prominent and successful goddess ATHENA who fought and vanquished him in a war between the gods. Although Athena stands for victory in battle through glory and honor, Ares epitomizes the evil and more brutal aspects of warfare. In the eyes of Zeus he is “the most hateful of gods.”
Goddess name "Atalacamani" Aztec Goddess of ocean storms, an aspect of Chalchiuhtlicue. Aztec
Goddess name "BAAL (lord)" Western Semitic / Canaanite / northern Israel, Lebanon / later Egypt vegetation deity and national god. Baal may have originated in pre-agricultural times as god of storms and Rain. He is the son of DAGAN and in turn is the father of seven storm gods, the Baalim of the Vetus Testamentum, and seven midwife goddesses, the SASURATUM. He is considered to have been worshiped from at least the nineteenth century BC. Later he became a vegetation god concerned with fertility of the land. From the mid-sixteenth century BC in the Egyptian New kingdom, Baal enjoyed a significant cult following, but the legend of his demise and restoration was never equated with that of OSIRIS. In the Greco-Roman period, Baal became assimilated in the Palestine region with ZEUS and JUPITER, but as a Punic deity [Carthage] he was allied with SATURNUS, the god of seed-sowing....
Deities name "Baa! Samin (lord of heaven)" Western Semitic / Phoenician Head of the pantheon. Probably originated in Canaanite culture as a god of Rain and vegetation, but became extensively revered in places as far apart as Cyprus and Carthage. Epithets include “bearer of thunder.” Baal Samin is first mentioned in a fourteenth century BC treaty between the Hittite king Suppiluliuma and Nigmadu II of Ugarit. He had a major sanctuary at Byblos, according to inscription, “built by Yehemilk.” Josephus confirms that his cult existed at the time of Solomon. At Karatepe his name appears at the head of a list of national deities and on Seleucid coinage he is depicted wearing a half-moon crown and carrying a radiate Sun disc. Other epithets include “lord of eternity” and he may also have been god of storms at sea, a patron deity of mariners. By Hellenic times he equated with ZEUS in the Greek pantheon and the Romans identified him as Caelus (sky). Also Baal-Samem....
God name "Baal" Phoenicia He is the god of the thunderstorm, war, good harvests, fertility, nature, Winter Rain & of storms
God name "Baal" Phoenicia God of the thunderstorm, war, good harvests, fertility, nature, Winter Rain and of storms Phoenicia
Goddess name "Chalchiuhtlcue" Aztec A goddess Rain & storms, violence, vitality, lakes, whirlpools, rivers, water , love, beauty & youth Don't make this one mad whatever you do.
Goddess name "Coatrischie" Cuba / Taino Goddess of water, winds, and storms. Cuba / Taino
God name "Eate" Basque God of fire and storms. Basque
God name "Eate/ Egata" Basque A god of fire & storms
Goddess name "Guede l'Oraille" Haiti A goddess of violent storms
Goddess name "Guede l'Oreille" Haiti Goddess of violent storms. Haiti
God name "Hadad" Syria A god of storms, thunder and lightning, he also worked part-time as a sky and Sun god and a protecter of the harvest. Syria
God name "Hadad/ El" Canaan / Semite The god of lightning, thunder & storms
Deities name "Hanui-o-Rangi (fatber of winds)" Polynesian God of winds and weather. He is the son of the sky god RANGINUI, who fathered him on one of his early consorts, Pokoharua, the sister of TANGAROA, the sea god. All the subsequent descendants of Hanui-o-Rangi are believed to rule over various aspects of the weather. Hanui thus fathered Tawhiri, the god of the northwest wind, whose son was Tiu. They control the fierce storms from the east. The children of Tiu include Hine-I-Tapapauta and Hine-Tu-Whenua, the deities overseeing the more gentle westerly winds. Hine-Tu-Whenua is the mother of Hakona-Tipu and Pua-I-Taha, controlling the southern and southwesterly gales....
God name "Haumia" Maori The god of wild or uncultivated foods. Haumia was a son of Rangi and Papa, and agreed to the forced separation of his parents. Because of this he was subjected to the fury of his brother Tawhirimatea, god of winds and storms, who would have killed him if their mother had not hidden him in her body. Maori
Goddess name "Hera/ Here" Greek A goddess of childbirth, marriage, motherhood, of the sky, & storms
Goddess name "Hila" Eskimo God / goddess of the atmosphere and of the cold weather, storms, and drifts. Caribou Eskimo, Canada.
God name "Hurakan" Nicaragua God of storms, thunder and hurricanes. Nicaragua
God name "Ika ere" Polynesian Fish god. The son of Punga and grandson of TANGAROA, the sea and creator god, he is revered in various regions of Polynesia as the progenitor of all life in the sea, especially fish. His brother is Tu-Te-Wanawana, the deity responsible for the well-being of lizards, snakes and other reptiles. When fierce storms arose at the time of creation under the control of TAWHIRIMATEA, the god of winds, mythology records that Tu-Te-Wanawana went inland to escape the devastation while Ikatere took to the safety of the sea. The incident became known as the schism of Tawhirimatea and has resulted in an eternal conflict between TANE(MAHUTA) the Forest god and Tangaroa, the sea god....
God name "Illapa or Illapa" Inca God of lightning, thunder and Rain storms. Inca
God name "Illapa/ Illyapa/ Katoyalla" Inca He is the god of lightning, thunder & Rain storms
God name "Ilyapa" Inca God of storms and weather Inca
God name "Indra" Hindu A god of Rain, storms, thunder & clouds
Goddess name "Inkanyamba" Zulu / southern Africa storm god. The deity specifically responsible for tornados and perceived as a huge snake coiling down from heaven to earth. According to some Zulu authorities, Inkanyamba is a goddess of storms and water....
Goddess name "Ix Chebel Yax" Mayan Goddess of teaching, childbirth, the moon, sexual relations, storms and water Mayan
God name "Kahukura aka Rongo" Maori A major god, the god of cultivated food. He separated the primordial parents Rangi and Papa to allow daylight into the world. Tawhirimatea, the god of storms did not consent to this plan and afterwards attacked his brothers with unrelenting fury. Rongo and Haumia, the god of wild food, took refuge in the body of Papa, mother earth, who hid them until the storm passed. Maori
God name "Mextli" Aztec A god of war and storms. Aztec
Deities name "Nai-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan earthquake god. One of the RAIJIN deities responsible for thunder, storms and Rain. His worship began in AD 599....
God name "Nenaunic" Masai A god of storms
God name "Nenaunir" Masai God of storms Masai
Goddess name "Ninlil" Sumeria lady of the open field). After her death, she became the goddess of the air, like Enlil. She may be the Goddess of the South wind referred to in the story of Adapa, as her husband Enlil was associated with northerly Winter storms. Sumeria
God name "Obassi Osaw" Ekoi One of the two creator gods. He decided to live in the sky and give light and moisture, drought and storms. Ekoi
Goddess name "Oya" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa River goddess. The consort of the god SHANGO, she is the guardian deity of the river Niger. Also a goddess of storms and thunder. Her sacred animal is the buffalo and her presence is symbolized by its horns....
God name "Perende" Albania God of storms, thunder and lightning. Albania
Spirit name "Pillan" Chile God of fire, thunder, and war, chief of all the gods. Assisted by hordes of evil spirits he causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, blights crops, creates storms and sends war. Chile
God name "Quzah" Arabic God of storms, thunder, hailstorms, mountain and the weather. Arabic
Deities name "Raijin" Shinto / Japan weather god(s). A generic title for a large group of deities controlling thunder, storms and Rain. Among the most significant is RYUJIN, the dragon god of thunder and Rain....
Goddess name "Rauni" Finno - Ugrian storm goddess. Consort of the thunder god UKKO and responsible for Rainbows after storms....
God name "Rudra (howler)" Hindu / Vedic weather god. An early deity, largely superseded by SIVA, who controls the gales and storms. Often linked with the fire god AGNI and the Rain god INDRA. Generally a malignant god, Rudra lives in the mountains and is deemed to be either tall or dwarf, depending on the severity of the storm. He brings death and disease to man and domestic animals through his “thousand shafts,” and is considered to be highly unpredictable....
Goddess name "Sadwes" Persia A goddess Rain, of storms, thunder, lightning, hail, snow
God name "Sastra-devatas" Hindu The gods of Divine weapons in the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the lords behind earthquakes, tidal waves, storms of all kinds, and lightning. Hindu
God name "Seth" Egypt Lord of Lower Egypt. Desert god associated with storms. Egypt
Goddess name "Shala" Canaan Goddess of storms Canaan
God name "Shango" Nigeria God of storms and thunder. Nigeria
God name "Shango" Yoruba A god of war, storms, thunder & fertility
God name "Shango" Yoruba God of war, storms, thunder and fertility. Yoruba
God name "Sila" Inuit God of storms. Inuit
God name "Susano-Wo" Japan / Shinto A god of Agriculture, the ocean & storms
God name "Susanowo" Shinto God of Agriculture, the sea and storms. Shinto
God name "Suwaliyattas" Hittite God of warriors and storms. Hittite
God name "Take-Mika-Dzuchi-No-Kami" Japan God of thunder, Rain, and storms as well as a warrior. One of the Raijin, Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Take-Mika-Dzuchi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of thunder. One of the RAIJIN gods of thunder, storms and Rain, he is also one of the warrior deities who guarded Prince NINIGI on his descent from heaven to earth. A tutelary god of swordsmen and judoka artists.See also FUTSU-NUSHI-NO-KAMI....
God name "Take-Mika-Dzuchi-No-Kami/ Futsu-Nushi-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto This god is one of the Raijin, A god of thunder, Rain, & storms as well as a warrior
God name "Tam Kung" China Local sea god of Rain and water able to calm storms by tossing in a handful of peas. China
Goddess name "Tasimmet" Hittite Goddess of weather and storms Hittite
Goddess name "Tempestates" Roman Goddess of storms and wind Roman
God name "Tonitrualis" Roman A surname of the god Jupiter, to whom the Romans attributed power over all the changes in the heavens, as Rain, storms, thunder and lightning.
God name "Ukko" Finnish God of Rain storms, thunder, weather and the sky. Finnish
Goddess name "Vedma" Slavic Goddess on a broomstick who causes storms, keeps the water of life and death, and knows all about herbs. She can appear either young and beautiful or old and ugly. Slavic
Goddess name "Vellamo" Finland The wife of Ahti, goddess of the sea, lakes and storms. A current image of Vellamo can be seen on the coat of arms of Päijänne Tavastia.
God name "Viracocha" Inca God of storms and war, the chief deity. Inca
God name "Zu/ Imdugud" Assyria The god of thunder and storms
God name "Zume" Brazil Chief god and god of storms, thunder, and lightning. Topana Brazil