Seth, God of Confusion by Herman te Velde


Herman te Velde

Te Velde (1932-2019) originally wrote this influential study as his doctoral thesis, which he defended in 1967 at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands. (He went on to become head of the Institute of Egyptology there.)

The book we're offering is a reprint of Mrs. G. E. van Baaren-Pape's translation to English—hardbound with a beautifully embossed cover, and an impressive dust jacket.

It runs to 198 pages in five sections:

  1. The name and the animal of Seth
  2. Seth, the enemy and friend of Horus
  3. Seth the murderer of Osiris
  4. Seth repelling Apo/pis
  5. Seth the foreigner

There are extensive footnotes on each page, and a 16 page bibliography, six pages of which were updated in 2018. There are hieroglyphs, 16 illustrations and 19 black and white photographs. Also included is a new foreword by University of Birmingham Egyptologist Anne Landborg, who calls the book "a superb example of a monograph examining an individual god."

Hemet says: "The best book about Set that exists. People are always looking for it as it has been very rare/hard to find."

We're taking preorders, including shipping costs, until approximately September 30th 2020. We'll then place an order with the publisher. When we receive the books (allow a few weeks!), everyone that placed an order will receive it as soon as possible.

We are currently only accepting pre-orders for shipping inside the United States. If you are not in the US, please register your interest here:

The price is US$39.00 (a portion of which will go to the House of Netjer) plus US $8.00 shipping to US addresses.

Pay using PayPal (using the button below) or Zelle. If you order via Zelle, please send $47.00 to and send an e-mail with your transaction number and mailing address to with the subject line “Seth Book”.

We will send out the books via Priority Mail and email the tracking number to you when we ship (allow 2-4 business days for delivery).