Day 17 of 30 days of Set

Set relates to different pantheons in a couple different ways.  One way is the people who honor that pantheon believe Set to be a version of a specific god. Another way is that they marry him to some of their goddesses.

The Greeks who called him Seth, saw Set as Typhon, the younest titan and deadliest being in their mythology. As Typhon, Set was paired with Echidna. This would have made him the father of Cerberus, Orthrus(2 headed dog) and Leanean Hydra. Later the Caucasian Eagle, Chimera, Ladon(a dragon) and more.

anat_anathThe Hittites associated him with Teshub, their storm god. This would have paired him with Arinniti, their sun goddess. This made him father a mountain god named Sarruma and Inara, goddess of wild animals and the steppes.

In some accounts, Nephthys is not Sets only wife.  The goddesses Anat and Astarte where added to his family. Anat is a Semitic goddess of war.  This is probably due to his identification with the storm god Hadad. She stands by Set/Hadad against Horus and is considered the daughter of Re in this tradition. Astarte is actually Ishtar, a Semitic goddess of sex, fertility, and war. As Sets wife she also aided him against Horus and she’s Re’s daughter..

Sources” Wikipedia

The Paladino Issue

Us western New Yorker’s  have a guy named Carl Palidino.  Politically, he’s the NY co-chair for Trump’s campaign, a member of the Buffalo Board of Education, co-founder of the Tax-payer Party.  He’s also a developer who owns Ellicott Development Co. The issue that is going on at the moment involves his a fore mentioned verbal issues.

When asked about what he wanted to see in 2017 He said:

“I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla,”

and

“Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret , who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her,”  (source ArtVoice)

He admits that he made these comments.  According to him the comments weren’t racist, they were about how the Obamas are elitist. The comments  were apparently meant only for his friends but he clicked the wrong button. He also believes that the reaction of people is evidence of discrimination against him, especially by the Board of Education.

While I agree elitism is a problem, so are people who blow off things like the above as jokes. His supporters on the board(there are 2)  say he should be forgiven for his comments.

  • Like he was forgiven for sending dirty, racist, elitist e-mails. (link here- WNYMedia)

These e-mails, he said, were supposed to be between he and his friends, despite often using his business and government e-mail accounts. any of some of these friends were not amused. Those that were unamused, sent the e-mails on  to others.

  • Like he was forgiven for the tweet”Lynch @LorettaLynch let the Grand Jury decide

A spokesman took responsibility for what they said was a typo when asked by a local reporter Michael Wooten, why.

Above is a screen grab caught by Gideon Resnick before it was deleted and replaced.

He was still allowed into the Buffalo school board. That explains a few things.

  • He said he would “Whack” anyone who went off the reservation in reference to the Republican convention.

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And so on…

Understandably annoyed, Governor Cuomo addressed Paladino’s comments saying.

“While most New Yorkers know Mr. Paladino is not to be taken seriously, as his erratic behavior defies any rational analysis and he has no credibility, his words are still jarring. His remarks do not reflect the sentiments or opinions of any real New Yorker and he has embarrassed the good people of the state with his latest hate-filled rage,”

Some of us do take him seriously though. He was put in a decision making position on the Buffalo Board of Education. All ready failing the children of Buffalo, people decided to add him to the mix.

Other reactions to Paladino’s most comments includes rally of about 300 people in Niagara Square. A digital billboard stating he’s “Not Suitable for Children”.  (source: Buffalo News) Given 70% of students the Education Dept are students of color, I can see why they would say that.  The Buffalo School Board has also taken a vote to oust Paladino 6-2  (source: Buffalo News   WGRZ)  As of writing this, he refuses to resign.

He has supporters aside from the two mentioned.  Many believe he is exposing the corruption and racism in the government. They respect his honesty , hard work, and his willingness to piss people off.

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15 of 30 days of Set

 

i believe Set represents his culture in many ways.  From what I can tell Ancient Egyptian culture prized order above all else.  Set gave some of them a scapegoat,and an explanation for certain mutations.  He also gave them a way to justify certain forms of violence.

When the Osiris’ cult took precedence Set’s outsider status became emphasized which encouraged nationalism and the us vs.them mentality.  He was partly blamed when the Hyksos took over Egypt. As god of foreigners, many believed  Egypt’s failure to push them back was due to Set aiding the Hyksos.

Believe it or not, red hair and often pale skin is an extremely rare, natural mutation in Africa. Set is described as having this mutation.  Because of this, those with that mutation, Egyptian or otherwise, were believed to be people of Set.  People who are hot tempered were also said to be under the god’s influence.

Speaking of temper, Set was believed to represent certain kinds of violence.  In Egypt, despite it’s emphasis on order, found a place for violence.  That place was in combat.  When you read descriptions of Pharaoh in battle you will often find references to Set and his rage.  In spells and hymns you hear people ask him to destroy an enemy or evil spirits as he did protecting Ra.

It would seem that no matter how hated he was, The Egyptians were forced to recognize he was necessary for balance.

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A resolution on Israel

I recently found out that the UN passed a resolution that declared Israel’s settlements in Palestine illegal.  Netenyahu is pissed and blaming the US for not blocking the resolution. In fact, It looks like the US helped draft the resolution.  Of course FOX is whining about it while showing a basic ignorance of history.  I’m glad that this resolution was passed.

Fox’s stance on this resolution is that the US should stay out of a basic land dispute that happens after a war.  This were the ignorance come in. The US actually helped cause this dispute.  Looking to the past we can see that the modern State of Israel is not the Israel in the Bible despite being in the same general area.

The modern state of Israel was created towards the end of World War II with the help of Britain, who had colonized Palestine, and the United States.  After the war Britain found itself in conflict with the Judaism and Arabs due to Jewish immigration to the colony. The Jewish community wanted limits lifted and the colony handed over to them.  A small number of people created Jewish resistance groups and attacked British power centers.  The British responded by trying to come up with a solution that would be okay with the the Jewish and Muslim population.

It failed.

That’s when the UN got involved and came up with a two state system and a shared Jerusalem.  The Jewish representatives agreed, the Arabs however, didn’t want partition their land. A civil war broke out causing  Palestine’s economy collapse and Arab Palestinians fled or were forced from their homes. In 1948 the modern State of Israel was born and was promptly attacked by other countries.(Arab-Israel War) In the end Jordan annexed the West Bank and Egypt took the Gaza Strip.  More then 7oo,ooo Palestinians fled before Israel.  Then came the 6 Days-War when Israel took the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem.  Then the Yom Kippur War  that lead to the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt with the help of Jimmy Carter.

When not at war the Israeli government is literally bulldozing it’s way through the homes of the people still living in the areas taken in the wars.  This is encouraged by the mass immigration of Jewish people from other countries, terrorist attacks, a sense entitlement, the right of conquerors, and probably other things.

This is being threatened now with the new UN decoration and I’m okay with that.  Their settlements help encourage terrorist activity so maybe, if it’s enforced, it will make recruitment harder.  I also hope that the US will be less influenced by Israel, but I highly doubt it.

 

Sources

The World Fact Book

Wikipedea

 

Day 15 of 30 days of Set

I honestly know of only a few mundane things I would associate with Set.  One of these things is sex. . Possibly practicing a fighting style, or participating in a combat sport.

Set is said to have a veracious sexual appetite for both men, his sexual encounter with Horus,  and women.  He appears incapable of getting woman pregnant, so sex is probably more for the fun of it.  This was accepted in ancient Egypt, this includes homosexuality(as long as you weren’t passive)  The only issue Egyptians seem to have had with sex was if it were acts of infidelity, bestiality, and necrophilia.  They weren’t big on publicly depicting the act in art either.  It’s easy for me to see how sex for fun could be associated with Set.

Source:  Ancient Egyptian sexuality

Set is a war god so I imagine if martial arts was a part of my life I would associate it with Set.  I can’t perform any martial arts but I do watch it from time to time.  This I associate with Set.  I could also associate watching war and martial arts movies with him as well.

 

Day 14 of 3o days of Set

The worship of Set has changed in modern times.

The Temple of Set is a religious organization and magical order established in 1975 by Micheal Aquino.  In their philosophy Set is the true name of Satan and they revere him but he is not worshiped.. In Ancient Egypt, however, Set was worshiped as a god or aspect of a god.

There are people like me who see Set as a god.  We don’t worship him in the same way, not completely.  This is due to the facts that much of the information on his ancient has been destroyed.  We also tend to add personal touches, at least I do.

Source

Temple of Set 

Day 13 of 30

Day 13 out of 30 days of Set I’m discussing cultural issues I associate with Set. This post will contain links on Storms, war, directed aggression, the desert, beer, outsiders,

Set is a god of storms, for me this means weather related issues.  Like…

Stormchasing

ChaserCon

Weather studies

WEather Channel

as god of War, studying war-craft, maybe finding a way to help war refugees.

Set is a god Beer,

The Beer Institute

The Beer Archeologist

Craft Beer.com

As a god of the red lands..

The living Desert

WWF/Desert

 

Martial arts

Martial Arts Collective

ARMA-Martial arts in Reniassence Europe

Meyer Freifechter Guild

Immigration

US Citizenship and Citizenship services

US Immagration