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Seth, God of Confusion: A study of his role in Egyptian mythology and religion (Out of Print)
by Te Velde, Herman
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Book ID: A8750, A8750
Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1967. First Edition. Softcover. 8vo xii + 168pp, 12 pp plates. English translation by Mrs. G. E. van Baaren-Pape.Beige wrappers printed in black, b&w illustrations and plates, list of works, index. An extremely scarce study of the Egyptian deity Seth.
In Five Parts; Part I. The Name and the Animal of Seth: Chapter 1 The Name of Seth; Chapter 2 The Meaning of the Name Seth; Chapter 3 The earliest Known Representations of the Seth-Animal; Chapter 4 The Seth-Animal, Part II. Seth, the Enemy and Friend of Horus. Chapter I Seth and the Ennead; Chapter 2 The Disorders of Horus and Seth; Chapter 3 Seth and the Eye of Horus; Chapter 4 The Testicles of Seth; Chapter 5 The separation of Horus and Seth, Chapter 6 The Justification of Horus and the Reconciliation of Horus and Seth; Chapter 7 Remarks on the Origin and Historical Background of the Myth of Horus and Seth; Part III. Seth the Murderer of Osiris; Chapter I The Mythical Troubler of Order and the Ordering Myth, Chapter 2 The Murder of Osiris by Seth, Revealed and Concealed in the Symbolism of Water, Bull's Leg and Sceptre, Chapter 3 Seth as Demon of Death, Chapter 4 Seth as Sacrificial Animal and Bearer of Osiris; Part IV. Seth Repelling Apopis; Part V. Seth the Foreigner; List of Works Referred to in the Notes; etc.
One printed leaf with text in Dutch headed "Stellingen" (roughly: "propositions," a synopsis in Dutch of the significant theorems of the thesis) loosely inserted. Covers very lightly rubbed with a few light marks, pages a little yellowed, otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy. A first edition of this very scarce work.
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