In The Desert Of Seth

By G. B. Marian

Glossary: Typhon

An alternate name for Seth; it’s Greek, it means “whirlwind,” and it’s related to our modern word typhoon. It was originally the name of a Titan in Greek mythology who battled the God Zeus for control over the universe. This earlier Typhon was defeated, and he appears to have never been worshiped as a God. When Egypt fell to Alexander the Great, the Greeks identified Seth with Typhon because Seth had been completely vilified by that point in Egyptian history. Seth is sometimes called Seth-Typhon or Typhon Seth as a result of this, and the name Typhon is used for Him throughout many Greek magical texts. However, it’s important to understand that we in LV-426 do not think Seth and the Greek Titan are literally the same being. When we use the name Typhon, we always try to make it clear that we’re talking about the God and not the chaos monster.

Zeus battling the Greek Typhon

Further reading: Seth-Typhon and the Greek Typhon: Are They The Same?

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