God of the Desert (see Egyptian Mythology). It was said that in the struggle between Seth and Horus, Seth's testicles were ripped off, so he was infertile. He was also said to be gay. He was normally shown as an unidentified animal with flat ears. Sometimes he was shown as a hippo.

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Seth - The God of the Desert

Close-up Relief Seth Hippo
Close-up of the relief of Seth, as a hippo, being conquered by Horus, in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (569k)
Relief Seth Bottom Hippo
Relief of Seth (bottom, as a hippo) in his fight with Horus (above), in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (505k)
Horus Started Overpower Seth
As Horus started to overpower Seth, Seth started growing bigger. Here is Seth as a large hippo, with Horus above him, and Isis, Horus' mother (left), Sekhmet (upper left), and Min (lower left). Relief in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (670k)

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