The War of Horus and Set

Author: David McIntee
Illustrator: Mark Stacey

This 80 page paperback book is the 3rd volume in the Myths and Legends series of books available from Osprey Publishing.

Long ago the brother gods Osiris and Set ruled peacefully over the lands of Upper and Lower Egypt, each in his own kingdom. But over time Set came to covet his brother’s lands and crown, and eventually the temptation overwhelmed him. Usurping Osiris’s throne, Set began a blood feud that spread war, death and mutilation through both the heavens and the earth. Gods and men chose sides and took up arms on behalf of both Set and Horus, the heir of Osiris.

The contents of this book are;

  • Introduction
  • The Gods and Their Realm
  • The Jealous Brother
  • The Vengeful Nephew
  • History and Warfare
  • Enduring Legacy
  • Select Bibliography

This book retells the mythic struggle between Horus and Set, exploring the variations and background to the feud, and examining the earthly realities that inspired, or reflected, the actions and allegiances of the Gods, such as the political rivalries between the two kingdoms, and the invasion of Egypt by Cambyses II. Ancient Egyptian weapons and strategies are also examined, showing how their gods and men did battle.

This book is available from Osprey Publications.This book is available in three formats and they are;

Paperback Book


ePub eBook


PDF eBook