This article is about the magical structure. You may be looking for the book of the same name.

The Red Pyramid was a magical structure built by Set's demons for means of a temple. It was built inside a hollowed-out section of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona.


By building the Red Pyramid in the desert, Set made himself nearly indestructible while near it. This is because Set is the god of the desert, and his powers are stronger there than other location. It is also designed to feed Chaos by drawing the energy of entombed gods which also makes him stronger, it can be used as a magical focal point and because Set uses it as a host his power is not limited like it would be in a weaker form.


The Red Pyramid was a large pyramid, red in color. Its pyramidion, the small point at the top, was golden like the sun.

Red pyramid

The Real Red Pyramid


  • There is a real red pyramid in Egypt. It is the first successful attempt to make a smooth pyramid, and was built by the Pharaoh Sneferu.
  • In the end of the The Red Pyramid, Rick Riordan says that Sneferu would be horrified to see that his pyramid was red, which is the color of Set.
The Kane Chronicles
Core Series: The Red Pyramid | The Throne of Fire | The Serpent's Shadow
Crossovers: The Son of Sobek | The Staff of Serapis | The Crown of Ptolemy | Demigods & Magicians
Main Characters: Carter Kane | Sadie Kane | Ra | Anubis | Apophis | Bast | Bes | Horus | Isis | Zia Rashid | Set | Walt Stone | Setne
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Demons and Magical Creatures: Tjesu heru | Bloodstained Blade | Serpopard | Criosphinx | Uraeus | Petsuchos | Face of Horror | Ammit the Devourer | Carriers | Switchblade Demons
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Related Content: Rick Riordan | List of Terms | The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide | Brooklyn House Magician's Manual