Egyptian Mythology

Author: Geraldine Pinch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195170245
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From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth. Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.

Handbook of Egyptian Mythology

Author: Geraldine Pinch
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072428
Format: PDF
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Examines Egyptian mythology, providing an overview essay, chronology of the mythological universe, and alphabetically-arranged entries covering major deities, rituals, themes, and beliefs.

Egyptian Myth A Very Short Introduction

Author: Geraldine Pinch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192803468
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Egyptian myths articulated the core values of one of the longest lasting civilizations in history, and myths of deities such as Isis and Osiris influenced contemporary cultures and became part of the Western cultural heritage. Egyptian Mythology: A Very Short Introduction explains the cultural and historical background to the fascinating and complex world of Egyptian myth, with each chapter dealing with a particular theme. To show the variety of source material for Egyptian myth, each chapter features a particular object--such as the obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle, a golden statue of Tutankhamun, and a papyrus containing a story in which the Egyptian gods behave outrageously--which is illustrated by a photograph or line-drawing. The myth "The Contendings of Horus and Seth" is looked at in detail, and the many interpretations it has provoked are examined. In addition to a list of major deities and myths, there are explanations of related topics such as how hieroglyphs work, royal names and titles, and the Egyptian cosmos. There is also a timeline of Egyptian history, a glossary of technical terms and an up-to-date bibliography.

Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775413500
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the pursuit of their amazingly complex vision of the afterlife, the ancient Egyptians created some of the most remarkable structures ever built by human hands. In Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life, famed Egyptologist and philologist E.A. Wallis Budge sets forth a comprehensive overview of the ancient culture's conception of the afterlife and the profound influence it exerted on virtually every aspect of Egyptian life.

A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Author: George Hart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134930127
Format: PDF
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Students of archaeology, travellers, visitors to museums and all those interested in mythology will value this comprehensive handbook. It details the major gods and goddesses and presents a broad survey of others, giving a vivid picture of the complexity and richness of the imagery of Egyptian mythology.

Pathworking with the Egyptian Gods

Author: Judith Page
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738726605
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Let your imagination unfold, glimpse a land shrouded in mystery, and become enlightened through the profound spiritual truths of an ancient land. This dynamic book enables you to work with the Egyptian gods and goddesses—and gain deep insight into your nature while experiencing a full awakening of your consciousness. Pathworking with the Egyptian Gods takes you deep into the Egyptian Mysteries, bringing nineteen major deities to life through guided pathworkings. After a soul-level initiation, you will tour this ancient land through astral travel techniques, commune with the gods, and bear witness to ancient Egypt's history, mythology, daily life, and spiritual practices. Discover the enduring legends behind the deities and connect to their potent energies with rituals, meditations, blessings, consecrations, hymns, and their sacred names. Bring out your nurturing side with Isis Channel the primal spirit of Amun Tap into the deep wisdom and strength of Horus Create a more joyful life with Hathor Discover the paths of Tefnut and Shu, Djehuty, Sobek, and many others Embrace the Egyptian gods with your heart and mind—and discover your true, innermost self.

gods and myths of ancient egypt

Author: robert a armour
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774246692
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Robert Armour's classic text, long cherished by a generation of readers, is now complemented with more than 50 new photographs by Egyptologist Edwin Brock and drawings by Elizabeth Rodenbeck that show the gods in their characteristic forms." "Armour maintains a strong narrative thread with illuminating commentary in his lively retelling of stories from Egyptian mythology, including those of the sun god Ra, the tragic tale of Isis and Osiris, the burlesque of Horus' battle with the evil Seth, and the "gods of the intellect" Thoth and Maat. Now with an updated bibliography and new appendices, this book is sure to inform and enchant a new generation of readers."--BOOK JACKET.

The Gods of the Egyptians

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486139980
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Thorough coverage of evolution of cults, rites and gods; the cult of Osiris; the Book of the Dead and its rites; the sacred animals and birds; Heaven and Hell; and more.

Egyptian Mythology

Author: Hourly History
Publisher: Hourly History
ISBN: 1530376327
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this brief introduction to the subject of Egyptian Mythology the author has given a lot of thought to the context of the subject. This makes it an easy read. There is a useful Historical Timeline which allows the reader to follow the complexities of Egyptian history and locate the mythology within the development of the country. Inside you will read about... - A Timeline for Ancient Egypt - Historical Egypt - The Myth Of Creation - The Pantheon Of Gods - Mythology In Day To Day Ancient Egypt - The Central Role Of The Temple And Some Temple Rituals - Sources Of The History Of Egyptian Mythology - The Underworld And Life After Death - Pyramids And Their Locations The book includes the myths of the creation in some detail and introduces the top Deities in a Pantheon of over two thousand God and Goddesses. The presence and importance of the Nile is discussed and details of daily life, including the rituals followed in the temples, essentially the backbone of the economy, are well covered.