In The Desert Of Seth

By G. B. Marian

Glossary: Sha

An unidentified creature with long rectangular ears, a curved snout and a forked tail. It was considered to be Seth’s most sacred animal in ancient Egypt, and an image of the creature was the hieroglyphic for His name. To this day, no one is certain just what the sha actually is; some have speculated that it might have been a species of dog that has long since gone extinct, while others think it might be a stylized donkey, aardvark or pig. Still others believe the sha is a purely chimerical animal, like a dragon or griffin. Either way, it’s also called “the Typhonian Beast.”

The holy sha animal

Further reading: Seth’s Sacred Critters


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