Set was the Egyptian god of the underworld. There are many stories involving Set. Set was embodiment of evil. He killed his brother Osiris. He was the prince of darkness. Each evening Horus, the Sun or solar deity that ruled the day, would do battle with Set who ruled the night. Set would win this battle and send Horus into the underworld. The two combatants would fight throughout the night and in the morning Horus would eventually overcome the powers of darkness to rise or ascend into heaven. The next Sunset that you see may now have a different meaning to you.

Set had many names throughout the thousands of years that numerous forms of this myth prevailed. The following are some of the various names of Set or that Set was identified with: Seth/Apophis/Apop/Apap/Apep/Apepi/Anubis/Sut/Sutu/Typhon/Toth/Sata

The last name in the list looks quite familiar....SATA

One of the Greek versions of Set was Typhon or Typhoeus:

"A monster of the primitive world, who is described sometimes as a destructive hurricane, and sometimes a fire-breathing giant. According to Homer, he was concealed in the earth in the country of the Arimi...In Hesiod, Typhon (the Greek for Set/Seth) and Typhoeus are two distinct beings. Typhon is represented as the son of Typhoeus, and a fearful called the youngest son of Tartarus and Gaea...He is described as a monster with 100 heads, fearful eyes, and terrible voices, who wanted to acquire the sovereignty of the gods and men, but, after a fearful struggle, was subdued by Zeus with a thunderbolt. He begot the winds, whence he is called the father of the harpies...he was buried in Tartarus, under Mount Aetna...Typhoeus was identified with Set, who typified the power of darkness, who slew Osiris."

(p. 1622. "Typhon or Typhoeus." Harry Thurston Peck. Harper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities. New York. American Book Company. 1896, reprint 1923)

Perhaps Satan as a great serpent being chained in the underworld or "bottomless pit/abyss" (Rev 20:1-3) is drawing from the Typhon and Apophis imagery? As for the pit being bottomless or a great abyss, Greek myths mention that the underworld of Tartarus is as far removed from the earth's surface as is heaven. Perhaps Greek imagery is being borrowed here?

From Christ in Egypt by Acharya S:

    “...the god who steals souls, who laps up corruption, who lives on what

     is putrid, who is in charge of the darkness, who is immersed in gloom,

    of whom those who are among the languid ones are afraid.”

    “...A very plausible story from ancient Egypt that fitted very well into the

    Biblical record of creation was the legend of the rebellion of Seth against

    Horus. Seth, a synonym of hatred and disobedience in Egyptian mythology,

    caused all sorts of troubles to befall man in revenge for his banishment by

     Horus and the rest of the Egyptian Ennead. In the minds of the early

    Egyptian Christians, Satan, as a parallel to Seth, became a rebel and the

    enemy of man, who began to lurk in ambush in order to drag him (man)

    into disobedience.”  - Dr. Wlison B. Bishai (a professor emeritus of Arabic for

    the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard


Also from The Christ Conspiracy

   "... Of course, the dualistic concepts of absolute good and evil did not originate with Christianity but are found long before the Christian era, particularly within Zoroastrianism. Satan is an adaptation of the Persian representative of evil "Ahriman," the twin brother of "God," the same as the Egyptian Set, Horus's twin and principal enemy also known as "Sata," whence comes "Satan." Horus struggles with Set in the exact manner that Jesus battles with Satan, with 40 days in the wilderness, among other similarities, such as the revealing from the mount "all the kingdoms of Earth." This myth represents the triumph of light over dark, or the sun's return to relieve the terror of the night. Horus/Set was the god of the two horizons; hence, Horus was the rising sun, and Set the time of the Sun-SET."

"... The origin of the "devil" also can be uncovered through etymology, in that the word comes from the Sanskrit term "deva" or the Persian "daeva," both of which originally referred to angelic entities, usually female, who were demonized by Christian propagandists. In actuality, "devil" shares the same root as "divine." In addition, "demon" is a Christian vilification of the Greek word "daemon," which likewise referred to a divine spirit..."

- Christ Conspiracy (257-8)

"... Despite all the political intrigue, Lucifer simply means "Light bearer," and he was in the earliest times a sun god, which is why he is called "Day Star, son of morning/dawn." The sun god Lucifer is "cast out of heaven" by the other angels, or stars, as night descends. This god/angel Lucifer is pre-Hebraic, found in Canaan, Egypt and Mesopotamia, and was not originally considered evil..."

  1. -C.C. (229)

So, those of you that are worried about Satan, as you can plainly see it was just a story that originated in ancient Egypt that sprang out of ignorance of the natural world.