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« Reply #15: August 10, 2008, 12:46:11 am »

It was a good kinda scary.

Funny that's my understanding of Set (note just from the myths) he was the good kind of scary and the good kind of destructive chaotic force.
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« Reply #16: August 10, 2008, 12:41:45 pm »

Have any of you ever read "The Egypt Game"?  It was about these kids who built a sort of Egyptian Temple in an empty lot, and the things they did to call on and embody the gods and goddesses.  I will always think of Set as this creature built of dark mud, dried and cracked, with a red glint in his dark shiny eyes.  *shivers*  It was a good kinda scary.
<faraway nostalgic grin> Zilpha Keatley Snyder was one of my favorite authors when I was a preteen/early teen (and I still enjoy her work), and that was probably the book I liked most.  Thanks for reminding me of that!

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« Reply #17: August 11, 2008, 03:30:46 pm »

Have any of you ever read "The Egypt Game"?  It was about these kids who built a sort of Egyptian Temple in an empty lot, and the things they did to call on and embody the gods and goddesses.  I will always think of Set as this creature built of dark mud, dried and cracked, with a red glint in his dark shiny eyes.  *shivers*  It was a good kinda scary.

I remember that book!  I really liked it when I was younger, and probably reread it several times.  I didn't remember that part about Set though.
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« Reply #18: August 22, 2008, 10:25:24 am »

I was wondering if anyone else feels a strong connection to the Egyptian God, Set.  He likes to appear in my dreams.  Set was the first God that I have been fascinated with.  I still have a fascination with him to this day. 

The first time I encountered Set, I actually felt dizzy.  I thought I was going to pass out. 

I think the fact that I'm Wesir's kid means my relationship with Set interesting, to say the least.  But I think that's also going to make it all the more important for me to honor him.

I have an interesting Set story.  I recently moved into a new apartment.  Everything seemed to have gone wrong with that move.  It took me forever to find a roommate.  I didn't actually find a place that I could afford until the last minute, like, a couple of days before I had to be out of the old place.  I thought I was going to have to put my stuff in storage and couch surf.   One of my friends who was going to help me move threw his back out the day before we were supposed to do it.  My old roommate was being a real jerk about a lot of things, and that was stressing me out.  His name was Seth. 

A friend of mine, who was Kemetic, was also helping me move.  We were joking that Set  must have been in charge of this whole moving process.  At one point I just told Set  "Fine.  Do whatever you want.  I'll stop trying to be in control of everything because it's obviously not working!"

Now, it was a terribly hot day.  There had been warnings on the radio to stay inside if possible, because it was supposed to be really bad.  About an hour after that prayer to Set, there was a beautiful thunderstorm. It  cooled things off for the rest of the day, and made the move much more bearable. 

I wouldn't say I actively worship Set right now, but I am beginning to appreciate the way he works in my life. 
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« Reply #19: September 21, 2008, 11:13:00 am »


Set is a handful, that much is sure. I love Him, despite the fact that He often laughs at my mishaps. Sarcasm is a favorite of His, and He enjoys it if you're daring enough to engage in some friendly banter with Him.

Of course, I also learned to never keep your car keys anywhere near His shrine....  Undecided  We were planning on going to see about trading in our car to get a new one, but were also reluctantly acknowledging that it was likely we wouldn't get more than a few hundred dollars for our trade. The very morning we decided we were going to go ahead and try to trade the car in, a neighbor four houses down from where we were living at the time backed out of their drive way into our car. Totaled our car (without even so much as scratching theirs; then again, we were in a 1994 Buick Century, and they were driving a brand new Ford F150 truck, so...--I can link to pictures of our damage later if anyone wants), and both my husband and me could feel the very smugness coming off Him as He said, "You're welcome."

We got more than what we would have trading the car in, and were able to replace the old junker with a 2001 Dodge Intrepid.  Cheesy  But since, I learned not to have the keys anywhere near Him. Though He also kept the tree from damaging our new house whenever one of the branches gave way and fell onto our roof after one of the hurricanes that have been beating at the South lately. (Pictures: http://s539.photobucket.com/albums/ff358/jackalclan/Branch%20on%20House%20Aug%2029%202008/)

Discovered that had happened just after waking up when I opened the kitchen door into the back yard and was greeted by a tree... That wasn't a fun day. Set, though, had a time offering suggestions of how to get rid of it (none of which were practical, but were funny, which helped me maintain my sanity during the stress of it all). One of them was by pushing the tree over in the other direction to take the branch with it.  Roll Eyes
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