Seth is the god of chaos, confusion, darnkess, death, destruction, evil, night, retribution, revenge, sterility, storms (especially those at sea), strife, suffering, and war. He is the brother of Osiris, Isis, and Nephthys, the latter of whom is also said to be his wife. Alternate wives/ocncubines for Seth include Anat, Astarte, Neith, and Tauret. He betrayed and murdered Osiris, and scattered his brother's body over the earth. Seth's sacred animals include Antelopes, Asses, Boars, Crocodiles, Goats, Hippopotami, Oryxes, Pigs, Red Oxen, Scorpions, and Serpents. His sacred colour is red, the colour of death to the anciend Egyptians. Black Diamonds were sacred to Seth.
In pre-dynastic times Seth was a benevolent god worshipped in Upper Egypt. He lived in the Land of the Dead, and welcomed The Dead into his home and performed their funeral rites. When Egypt was unified, the priests of Horus turned him into an evil god.
In art, Seth may appears as a man with reddish skin and red hair, or, more commonly, as an animal with a curved head, tall, square-topped ears, and an erect, pointed tail. He may also appear as a black boar, a primeval knife, or as a man with the head of a monster with tall, square ears and a pointed muzzle.