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God of Chaos by pookyhorse God of Chaos by pookyhorse
Wanted to upload some more recent Egyptian stuff!!! I've been wanting to do a drawing of this guy for...years...way back to middle school but never liked anything I drew of him.

I finally decided to do a different technique on him. I didn't draw a lineart for him like I always did for my other drawings.. I always felt restricted.. I LOVE how this turned out.

This guy is one of my favorite Egyptian gods, Seth(or Set,etc..googleplz.)

He's portrayed with reddish hair(well mine has his headdress on so it's not like you can see it?) squared ears, a long downturned face. The animal version of him has the same features, only with a dog-like body and a spear tail.

He is one of the oldest gods that's been discovered in ancient times. It's not known what type of animal he is. He may be a a mixture of several ones, an extinct one(which doesn't surprise me considering his age..), or one that has been so stylized to the point we can't recognize it.

I consider him to be a very misunderstood guy too. Lot of modern folk consider him to be evil thanks to political wars that happened in ancient Egypt and changes in religions that just tossed this guy around like dirty underwear, though originally he really wasn't.

He's just a god of chaos, war, infertility. Basically the guy who does a lot of dirty work. But he has some good sides to him as well. He helped defeat the evil demon Apep with Ra so the sun could come up. So yeah, when you think about it, without him everybody was in deep shit. He was the muscle power.

Animals sacred to him were thought to be hippos, pigs, equines, gazelles..basically hooved animals, some fishes..(snakes too maybe? not sure lol)

The biggest story about him is about him and his brother Osiris. In a nut shell he kills his brother to obtain his throne and Osiris's son, Horus, battles his uncle later on to snatch it back. This is probably the prototype story for all those "Hamlet" theme stuff out there. Actually, I'd say Lion king/Hamlet has it's origins from this several thousand year old story.

The poor guy is a lost scapegoat..horny, dirty scapegoat. I'm pretty sure most of you are wondering WTF he is..

Well there! I personally find him sort of cute with his odd features. He also likes lettuce..

Cheers! I bet 99% of you didn't read this XD.
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KaliannShevlin Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
I love this picture. Its going into my God and Goddess collection
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CaribbeanRose9 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing! :clap: I made a story with Egyptian mythology, so I think this is just awesome. :thanks:
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GastonMadPlz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
OMG, I didn't know Egypt had a tapir deity! I like this guy already. :D
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CrispinVCampion Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Do you take requests or point commissions? 
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I'm closed. ):
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CrispinVCampion Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
okay.
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Joahnaut Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Hail our lord and master.
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CaribouxSkull Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm guessing he's an anteater?
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not known what he is really XD Might be a combination of animals.
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist
The face looks almost as adorable as I imagined. Good job. Nice bit o' readin' you have there.
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist
welcome :]
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Adalmar32 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awsome Job! And Yes I Read it! WTF is Up With DA Theses Days.
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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Adalmar32 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No Problem!
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asdjon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Actually set is the god of the dessert and foreiners.
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He was a god of many things including that, being how old he is, what he was lord of changed periodically(as did with all the gods). I've read plenty of books and sources on them.
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StrandedAlien Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I'm not a follower of Set specifically (devotee of Hathor,actually--hence the icon), but this is awesome. :D
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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LoveoftheDark Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am a Follower of Set, and you have done an impressive job with Him. :)
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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CwnAnnan Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student
He turned ou very well ^^ and jep you got me XD I did not read everything but still ~85% of it ;) XD
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD thanks!
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xyz-dbz Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
seth is cool many have done different interpretatons of egyptian gods over the years and i was just wondering if you would try doing one of these [link] in high res
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LadyoftheGeneral Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I read it! Love the description and the picture! :)
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! :)
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LadyoftheGeneral Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Redviper118 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I read it.
Good job and nice description!
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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WinterCabin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   General Artist
You should so draw Thoth or Ra :love: They are awesome gods! :D
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah I need to sometime! :D I actually have a drawing with Thoth in one somewhere... gotta find it!
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WinterCabin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   General Artist
You do! :love:
Awww cool! :D
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WesternSpice Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
YAY i'm part of the 1% that read :D I envy your male anatomy... :grump:
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XDDD thanks!
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
I read the description XD. Actually, I've been reading the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan (which is based on Egyptian mythology) so I recognized this dude immediately. :) I've actually been trying to get my head around what he would look like too. I like your version! Definitely brings his weirdness to life. :D

I'm personally quite fond of Set and I figure he's a cool guy. Sure, he's a bad guy lord of chaos, but what is life WITHOUT chaos? Nothing! Life doesn't even happen without it! :)
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yay another fan! Poor guy needs some fans XD

chaos ensue!!! *evil laugh*

I just bought one of those books too. The red pyramid? Gonna read it soon :P
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
IT'S A GOOD BOOK! I find it has a touch of a slow start but once it gets goin'? Ah yeeeah! :D (Well, I like it. Anything with animal-headed Egyptian gods which isn't a romance about Cleopatra or Hatshepsut is amazing. I went looking for other Ancient Egypt fantasies, like I read Simon Scarrow's books for my Roman fix and I couldn't find ANYTHING that wasn't either about Cleopatra or Hatshepsut. It was infuriating!)
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i'm looking into ancient egyptian books as well. Got a few of on the egyptian gods. :D
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Legendary-Airliners Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work on Seth! :D
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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Legendary-Airliners Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! Keep up the great work! :)
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Devikly Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet he's an anteater, but also great job c:
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! XD yeah that's also an idea.
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Devikly Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just realized too. dayum dat body is fiiiine
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Being a warrior god I figured he'd have to be! XD
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WinterCabin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   General Artist
WOW! This is stunning :huggle:
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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AllinahPony Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He certainly has quirks... He likes lettuce? xD Doesn't he also deal with cats? >3>"
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pookyhorse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that's Bastet with the kitties XD But yeah he loves lettuce XD
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AllinahPony Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh-yeah sorry xD That name was always weird to me...

I like lettuce too. It's pretty much the only vegie I can eat with no dressing xD
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