Author Topic: V.K. Jehannum on Set  (Read 360 times)


Re: V.K. Jehannum on Set
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2018, 05:57:40 pm »
Historically speaking, it actually makes sense to say that Set and Apep merged - that's pretty much what happened to their mythologies through time, and one could even say that it is this what bereft them of direct ongoing influence on the world. Whether that's what literally happened, who knows, nor whether that has anything to do with the deities of anyone in this thread as actual beings (if they are).

Etu Malku

Re: V.K. Jehannum on Set
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2018, 03:31:25 am »
VK has an affinity for Judaic Mysticism and therefore a penchant for Abrahamic mythology. The rituals surrounding the overthrow of Apophis represented the eternal struggle between good and evil, order and chaos, light and darkness, and relied upon the daily attention and efforts of human beings to succeed. Humanity, then, was not just a passive recipient of the gifts of the gods but a vital component in the operation of the universe.

This understanding was maintained, and these rituals observed, until the rise of Christianity in the 4th century CE. At this time, the old model of humanity as co-workers with the gods was replaced by a new one in which human beings were fallen creatures, unworthy of their deity, and utterly dependent upon their god's son and his sacrifice for their salvation. Humans were now considered recipients of a gift they had not earned and did not deserve, and the sun lost its distinct personality and purpose to become another of the Christian god's creations. Apophis, however, would live on in Christian iconography and mythology, merged with other deities such as Set and the benign serpent Sata, as the adversary of God, Satan, who also worked tirelessly to overturn divine order and bring chaos.