Master of Arts
Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Joshua A. Roberson
Lorelei H. Corcoran
Peter J. Brand
This thesis will seek to explore some of the diverse roles played by the god Seth over the course of Pharaonic history. As one of the most complex figures in Egyptian religion and mythology, a diachronic analysis will show that Seth could be portrayed as either an active or passive force, based largely upon the role he was meant to play. By exploring the iconography of his artistic depictions, and corroborating these depictions with textual evidence, this thesis hopes to contextualize Seth's active and passive portrayals and discuss his benevolent and malevolent roles as a god of multiple domains, including chaos, kingship, the periphery, foreign lands, and aggressive strength and military power.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Olson, Tanya Mai, "The Trickster and the Tricked: Agency versus Passivity in Egyptian Representations of the God Seth" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1821.