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Seth

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In Egyptian mythology, an evil god who murdered his brother Osiris and wounded Osiris's son Horus. Seth is represented as having the head of an animal with a long pointed snout.

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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... Egyptian god. Although a beneficent god in predynastic Egypt, Seth became associated with darkness and was later identified as a god of evil and the antagonist of Horus...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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Religion
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64 words

... The third son of * Adam and * Eve (Gen. 4: 25) and regarded in the narrative as heralding a more respectable line than that of the criminal Cain. With the birth of Seth people began the custom of calling on the name of Yahweh (Gen. 4: 26), and it is through the line of Seth that the human race was propagated (Gen. 5:...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005
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History, Ancient history (non-classical to 500 CE)
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...name from him: Sety (“man of Seth”) and Sethnakht (“Seth-is-strong”). The remarkable reputation of Seth in mythology and his reputedly violent and disorderly character did not prevent some Egyptians from adopting him as their local or personal god. Personal names show that some did not hesitate to ascribe to Seth the same qualities that others assigned to more reputable gods: “Seth-is-great,” “Seth-is-gracious,” “Seth-is-kind,” “Seth-is-content,” “Seth-gives-salvation,” “Seth-causes-to live.” One title of a high priest of Seth was šd-ḫrw , which means “he...

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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2003

... West Asia Representations on gravestones in Upper Egypt, dating from the third millennium bc , attribute to Seth a donkey-like appearance, with long legs, long and broad ears, and a short upright tail. But over the centuries the god was transformed into a fabulous beast, not unlike a massive dog. Seth was ‘lord of Upper Egypt’, his sacred city being Ombos, and in that capacity he became a rival to his nephew Horus. Myth recounts the struggle between these adversaries, following the murder of Osiris by Seth, who temporarily seized power in Upper Egypt. By...

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

... Trickster deities were present in Egypt as in most of the ancient world. In a very general sense the gods Seth and Thoth might be understood as negative and positive aspects of the archetypal trickster god. Seth, like so many tricksters, was amoral and was driven by Iago-like pure evil, jealousy, and greed. Also like other sometimes reprehensible tricksters— Loki in Scandinavia, Ananse in Africa, Coyote in North America, for instance— he was extremely clever and could play positive roles as well. Early in the Old Kingdom, as we have seen, he was...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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2013
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Art & Architecture, Religion
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... (Heb. founder) was the third son of Adam and Eve (Gen. 4: 25), born to them after Cain killed Abel. Seth was the great-great-great grandfather of Enoch, who was the father of Methuselah, who was the grandfather of Noah. The Golden Legend has the following story in the account of the Invention of the Holy Cross: when Adam was ailing, his son Seth went to the gate of the Garden of Paradise and asked for a few drops of the oil from the tree of Mercy, that he might anoint his father's body and thus repair his health. But the Archangel Michael appeared to him...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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... ( Set , Sutekh ) [Di] Egyptian god, member of the Heliopolitan Ennead as son of Nut and Geb, brother of Osiris, Isis, and Nephthys, and husband of Nephthys. Represented as an animal with a long, graceful, greyhound‐like body, long, stiff, forked tail, and square‐topped ears unlike any of the canine family. His animals were the pig, the donkey, the hippopotamus, and the desert oryx. He was known as the Red God, god of the desert and thunderstorms; and above all as the murderer of Osiris. He was a very ancient god, not originally regarded as wicked, who...

Godin, Seth

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

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2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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...Seth ( 1960– ) A leading marketing thinker and writer , particularly focused on how the web has changed traditional marketing methods. See also permission marketing . http://sethgodin.typepad.com/ Seth’s Blog—the popular blog site of Seth...

Seth, Vikram

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Literature, Society and culture
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..., Vikram ( 1952–  ), novelist and poet : educ. Tonbridge and Oxford ( Corpus Christi ). An Equal Music 1999...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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40 words

..., Vikram ( 1952 – ) Indian novelist . He came to attention with his award‐winning 1983 travelogue, From Heaven Lake . His epic A Suitable Boy ( 1993 ) is one of the longest novels in English. Other novels include An Equal Music ( 1999...

Ward, Seth

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
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60 words

...Seth ( 1617–89 ), Bp. successively of Exeter (from 1662 ) and Salisbury (from 1667 ). He had earlier been Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford and was one of the original members of the Royal Society. He was a determined opponent of Dissenters and a vigorous supporter of the Conventicles and Five Mile Acts...

Seth, Vikram

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Roger Gilbert

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

..., Vikram ( 1952– ) Born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) and educated at Oxford, Stanford, and Nanjing universities, training as an economist. His years in India, England, California, and China have given his work a distinctly cosmopolitan flavour; in addition to poetry and fiction he has written a book about his travels in China and Tibet and a family memoir, Two Lives ( 2005 ). Seth has published several volumes of elegant, finely crafted formal poetry, including All You Who Sleep Tonight (Penguin, 1990 ; repr. 2012 ); but as a poet he is best known as...

Warner, Seth

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

...Seth ( 1743–1784 ) Revolutionary militia and army officer . Born in Woodbury, Connecticut, Seth Warner moved to the New Hampshire Grants (now Vermont) in 1763 . Along with Ethan Allen he became a leader in the “Green Mountain Boys.” Warner was second-in-command at the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775 , and led the storming of Crown Point two days later. When Allen was captured in September Warner took command of the Green Mountain Boys, and they participated in Richard Montgomery 's invasion of Canada. Congress appointed Warner a...

Luther, Seth

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Literature
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...Seth (fl. 1817–46 ), pioneer in American labor reform, who attacked child labor in the cotton mills of New England in his pamphlet An Address to the Working-Men of New England ( 1832 ). Other pamphlets were An Address on the Right of Free Suffrage ( 1833 ) and An Address on the Origin and Progress of Avarice ( 1834 ). He was secretary of the General Trades Convention in Boston ( 1834 ), and helped to draw up the Boston Circular ( 1835 ), advocating the ten-hour...

Lakṣhmaṇdās Seth

Lakṣhmaṇdās Seth  

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

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...Seth ( b. ?; d. ?) Patron of the arts . His peak years were in the late 19th cent. and were spent in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. He patronized many well-known musicians of his period, including Taj Khan (dhrupad), Ahmad Khan (khayāl), Amritsen (rudra veena), Kudau Singh , and Madan Mohan Tiwari (both pakhāwaj). Bhagawan Chandra Das , a well-known sitar player of Dhaka, also enjoyed his...

Seth, Shetaki

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Robin Lenman

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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73 words

..., Shetaki ( b. 1957 ), Indian photographer who studied in India and the USA, and worked as a press photographer, before going freelance. She became known for black‐and‐white documentary images of the ethnic, religious, and social melting pot of her native Mumbai (Bombay). She took part in the Economy of Signs exhibition of Indian photography at the Photographers' Gallery, London, in 1990 . RL Robin Lenman Gupta, S. (ed.), An Economy of Signs ...

Seth, Vikram

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

...Seth has also produced translations of classical Chinese love lyrics. Entirely different in tone and technique is Seth's second work of prose fiction, A Suitable Boy ( 1993 ), the popular success of which exceeded the considerable critical acclaim it gathered. Set in the years immediately following Partition, the novel follows the linked destinies of several families, both Hindu and Muslim, commenting through their viewpoints on the confluence of public and private histories. While the names of Tolstoy and Trollope have been invoked in Seth's praise,...

Ward, Seth

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Religion
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401 words

..., to whom Seth was not related. Life by W. Pope (London, 1697), repr. with brief addenda, but some omissions, in S. H. Cassan , Lives and Memoirs of the Bishops of Sherborne and Salisbury (1824), pt. 2, 31–163; also ed. J. B. Bamborough (Luttrell Society Reprints, 21; 1961). W. M. J. Fletcher , ‘ Seth Ward, Bishop of Salisbury, 1667–1689 ’, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine , 49 (1942), 1–16. S. Probst , ‘ Infinity and Creation: The Origin of the Controversy between Thomas Hobbes and the Savilian Professors Seth Ward and...

Eastman, Seth

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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463 words

...[ See also Corcoran, William Wilson . ] Bibliography L. Burkhalter : A Seth Eastman Sketchbook, 1848–1849 (Austin, 1961) J. F. McDermott : Seth Eastman: Pictorial Historian of the Indian (Norman, OK, 1961) J. F. McDermott : Seth Eastman's Mississippi (Urbana, IL, 1973) P. H. Hassrick : “ American Frontier Life, ” SW A. , 17 (June 1987), pp. 52–9 R. Tyler and others: American Frontier Life: Early Western Painting and Prints (New York, 1987) S. E. Boehme : Seth Eastman: Illustrating the Indian Condition (Bryn Mawr College, PA, 1994) D. Hall...

Raghunāth Śeṭh

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The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

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...Śeṭh ( b. Gwalior , 15 Dec. 1931 ) Noted flute player of the Hindustani style; recipient of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1994 . After primers in music from his elder brother Kashi Prasad , he became a pupil of S.N. Ratanjankar , and later received guidance from Pannalal Ghosh in Mumbai. He worked as an artiste at HMV records for some time, and later played in the orchestras of films in Mumbai. From 1968 he was with the Films Division of the Government of India as music director till his retirement. He uses both the instrumental...

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