Glossary

Brief explanations of the terms I use, with links to recommended episodes. 

 

Abyt

(“Ah-BEET”) Egyptian god associated with the praying mantis, the bee, and other similar winged insects. (Episode #46.)

Anubis

Egyptian god of last rites for the deceased, associated with jackals; son of Nephthys and Osiris or Set. (Episode #41.) 

Artiodactyls

Cloven-hoofed critters—antelope, goats, hippopotamuses, pigs, deer, etc.—many of which are sacred to Set. (Episode #6.)

Blessed Dead

Dearly departed loved ones, empowered and kept alive by the gods in Duat. (Episodes #4, #9.)

Chaos Serpent

Apep, an extremely powerful qlipha that seeks to end all life and consciousness. (Episode #3.) 

Deshret

Egyptian word for desert; used here for the Desert of Set, His secret place in Duat “beyond” the Big Dipper. (Episode #9.)

Dua

Ancient Egyptian word that means “praise” or “adoration,” used in veneration of the gods. (Episode #39.)

Duat

“Place Where the Sun is Born”; the “Other Side” beneath our reality, a nexus of myriad heavens and hells. (Episode #4.)

Elephantfish

Fish of the Mormyridae family, sacred to Set; their long snouts resemble that of the Sha. (Episode #6.)

Execration

A magical procedure to ward off qliphoth, especially the Chaos Serpent. (Episode #31.)

Friday the Thirteenth

A good time to celebrate black cats, and for honoring Set and Osiris as brothers. (Episode #32.)

Hallowtide

October 31–November 2; a harvest festival for honoring the Blessed Dead and execrating qliphoth before winter. (Episode #45.)

“Horned” Pentagram

A five-pointed star in a circle, drawn with two points up; important to many Setians. (Episode #26.)

Horus

Egyptian god of day, rulership, and the spark of Ra in all people; the nephew or brother of Set. (Episode #19.)

Ishtar

Akkadian fertility goddess of the planet Venus; a wrathful warrior and lover of Set. (Episodes #21, #33, #34.) 

Kheper

Egyptian word for a profound life- or world-changing transformation, represented as the Scarab of Ra. (Episode #18.)

Khepera

Ra as the rising sun, identified with the scarab, kheper, and the entry of the soul to a new “day” or state of being. (Episode #18.)

Kheperu

“Divine transformations”; the plural form of kheper. (Episode #18.)

Khepesh

The Iron of Set; His Backbone, Testicles, Foreleg, Sickle-Sword, Scepter, or Chisel, linked with the Big Dipper. (Episode #9.)

LV-426 Tradition

My coven, a unique Setian fellowship; our name is an homage to Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979). (Episode #2.)

Ma’at

Egyptian principle of truth, justice, and compassion; helping others to help oneself, both here and in Duat. (Episode #19.)

Magic

Defined here in terms of the Egyptian heka: use of words, art, and/or rituals to stir the spirit. (Episode #7.)

Nephthys

Egyptian “dark midwife” goddess who heals broken hearts and minds; sister of Set, mother of Anubis. (Episode #41.)

Nut

(“NOOT”) Egyptian goddess of the sky; mother of Osiris, Isis, Set, Nephthys, and sometimes Horus. (Episode #19.)

Osiris

Egyptian god of agriculture, civilization, and life after death; brother to Set and father or brother of Horus. (Episode  #32.)

Paganism

Contemporary Western faiths that often involve magic and/or the worship of pre-Christian deities. (Episode #28.)

Polytheism

The belief in many gods; a component of many Pagan faiths. (Episode #28.)

Qliphoth

Soulless spirits that are hostile to nature and human beings; the singular form is qlipha. (Episode #13.)

Ra

Egyptian sun deity, Creator of nature; identified here as gender neutral (They or Them). (Episode #18.)

Sabbat 

In LV-426, a meeting between one or more Setians and Set; usually observed on weekends. (Episode #32.)

Satan

Christian personification of evil, often conflated with Pagan deities, especially Set. (Episodes #20, #21.)

Satanic Panic

A literal witch hunt in which people are accused of  organized murder and/or rape for Satan. (Episode #20.)

Set

Egyptian god of night, otherness, and storms; a trickster and champion of autonomy and diversity. (Episode #1.)

Setian

A person who reveres and emulates Set; a mortal follower of the god. (Episode #1.)

Setianism

Being a Setian; experiencing profound reverence for Set and working to emulate Him. (See Episode #1.)

Sha

The main symbol for Set; a creature that resembles a red dog with rabbit ears. (Episode #6.)

“Standing” Pentagram

A five-pointed star in a circle, drawn with one point up; more often used by other Pagans. (Episode #26.)

Sutekh 

A variation of Set’s name that I often use when addressing Him in prayer. (Episode #12.)

Taweret

Egyptian hippo goddess of the constellation Draco; lover of Set, defender of women and children. (Episodes #38, #40.)

Typhon

“Whirlwind”; a name given to Set by the Greeks, and used here strictly in reference to Him. (Episode #11.)

Typhonian

A synonym for Setian inherited from the Greeks; one of Set’s people or creatures. (Episode #11.)

Typhonianism 

A synonym for Setianism, inherited from the Greeks; the religious veneration and emulation of Set. (Episode #11.)

Walpurgisnacht

April 30–May 1; German spring fertility festival, a time for execrating qliphoth after winter. (Episode #32.)

Weighing of the Heart

Judgment of the soul in Duat after death; if we pass, we join the Blessed Dead. (Episode #4.)

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