Set is the second son of Geb and Nut. In some variations of
the myth, he is the twin brother of Horus the Elder. He is
a god of the desert, storms and chaos. He is considered the
Lord of Evil because he is jealous of his brother Osirus,
and performs heinous acts in an attempt to acquire his throne.
He is typically depicted as a human with an unknown type of
animal head, with squared-off ears and a long, curved snout.
Scholars have speculated that the head is everything from
a dog, to an aardvark, to an okapi, to a fish (with the squared-off
ears representing fins). Most have given up and just refer
to it as the "Set animal" or "Typhonian animal"
(linking Set to the Greek god Typhon, who also was a god of
storms and chaos). Set is the patron deity of soldiers, foreigners,
and redheads. His sister Nepthys is his wife, and in some
variations of the myth, the god Anubis is their son. Set also
has other wives and concubines, the most notable among them
being Tawaret (the hippo-headed goddess of pregnancy and childbirth),
and Neith, with whom he fathered the crocodile-headed river