Go to the Egyptian Dreams shop
Egyptian Dreams
Ancient Egypt Discussion Board
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Set = throne?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Egyptian Dreams Forum Index -> Mythology and Religion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Anat
Citizen
Citizen


Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:51 pm    Post subject: Set = throne? Reply with quote

I was reading in Symbols and Magic in AE and it stated that st means throne.......

well isnt Seth spelled st because we all know that the subject of vowels is tricky.

Hmmmm.... what if? Because of this what if there is a connection between Isis and Seth? Are they not known as the "throne"....

What do you guys think?

Anat
_________________
HetSet
HetEset
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Robson
Vizier
Vizier


Joined: 08 Jun 2006
Posts: 1001
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greetings Anat,

I don't know about your source but AFAIK, "throne" in Ancient Egyptian is Ast, which one uses to spell aset or eset, which is also the name of the goddess ISIS:
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Aset
Priest
Priest


Joined: 21 Jun 2004
Posts: 753
Location: Austria

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... and this is God Seth (Seti, Sutekh, Setekh, Setesh, Suty):
hieroglyph E 20 (logogram for "Seth", determinative for "chaos") and phonetic transcription


_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Aset
Priest
Priest


Joined: 21 Jun 2004
Posts: 753
Location: Austria

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"throne": hieroglyphs and phonetic transciption


_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Anat
Citizen
Citizen


Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:08 am    Post subject: Set = throne? Reply with quote

Yes I have a couple of books of definitions

but lets think a little outside "popular" thinking......

Are there connections between the two? Obvious one is the honoured title of "trickster" Rolling Eyes

Have you came across any other connections that made you raise an eyebrow?

Anyone?

Anat
_________________
HetSet
HetEset
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kmt_sesh
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 13 Nov 2004
Posts: 7099
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The connection was between Nephthys and Set but I know of no such connection between Isis and Set. It's merely that the god's name and the word for "throne" kind of sound the same, and that's certainly a common occurence in most (if not all) languages. As one example in English we have the woman's name Holly and the shrub holly. In this case the spelling is identical but we know the two have nothing in common. It's the same thing with the ancient Egyptian Isis (3st or wst) and Set.

I also have Wilkinson's Symbol and Magic in Egyptian Art. It's a fun little book. Smile
_________________


Visit my blog!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Bonfire
Citizen
Citizen


Joined: 01 Jul 2007
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:00 pm    Post subject: Throne deities Reply with quote

The male half of the Throne deities is Osiris. His symbol is a throne with an eye at the top. Together with Isis, they form the whole Throne. The associated glyphs are: the loaf for Isis (the body) and the eye for Osiris (the spirit). They cannot be unconnected.

You can't break up this set !

Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Egyptian Dreams Forum Index -> Mythology and Religion All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group