Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian Mythology

Originally published as: Handbook of Egyptian mythology. c2002.

Author: Geraldine Pinch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195170245

Category: History

Page: 257

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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.
Categories: History

Egyptian Myths

Egyptian Myths

Introduces and retells Egyptian creation legends, myths, and fables, and illustrates their importance in understanding the imagination and world view of the ancient Egyptians The rich panorama of ancient Egyptian mythology has survived ...

Author: George Hart

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292720769

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

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Introduces and retells Egyptian creation legends, myths, and fables, and illustrates their importance in understanding the imagination and world view of the ancient Egyptians
Categories: Social Science

Myths of the Ancient Egyptians

Myths of the Ancient Egyptians

Learn about the geography, culture, and lives of people from famous civilizations around the world. Find out about each culture_s gods, heroes, and myths in this fantastic book that talks about the significance of each deity.

Author: Patricia A. Dawson

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502609878

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Learn about the geography, culture, and lives of people from famous civilizations around the world. Find out about each culture’s gods, heroes, and myths in this fantastic book that talks about the significance of each deity.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends

Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends

This Dover edition, first published in 1990, is an unabridged republication of the
work originally published in 1915 by George G. Harrap & Company, London,
under the title Myths & Legends of Ancient Egypt. Those illustrations originally in
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Author: Lewis Spence

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486131344

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Superb, in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, numerous deities, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, other fascinating topics. Includes over 50 photographs and illustrations.
Categories: Social Science

Ancient Egypt s Myths and Beliefs

Ancient Egypt  s Myths and Beliefs

Examines the myths and beliefs of ancient Egypt.

Author: Fergus Fleming

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448859948

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 569

Examines the myths and beliefs of ancient Egypt.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

gods and myths of ancient egypt

gods and myths of ancient egypt

Now with an updated bibliography and new appendices, this book is sure to inform and enchant a new generation of readers."--Jacket.

Author: robert a armour

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774246691

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 939

"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."--Jacket.
Categories: History

Ancient Egyptian Myths Legends

Ancient Egyptian Myths   Legends

A collection of traditional tales from around the world, reflecting the cultures and religions from which the stories come.

Author: Philip Ardagh

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002793516

Category: Folklore

Page: 64

View: 618

A collection of traditional tales from around the world, reflecting the cultures and religions from which the stories come.
Categories: Folklore

Egyptian Myths And Mysteries

Egyptian Myths And Mysteries

This is what Steiner attempts in this lecture cycle. Steiner's subjects include: experiences of Egyptian initiations; esoteric anatomy and physiology; the stages of evolution of the human form; and much more.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Youcanprint

ISBN: 9788892640177

Category: History

Page:

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Rudolf Steiner emphasizes the astonishing and special relationship between our own time and that of ancient Egypt—how, in the natural rhythm of the ages, the so-called third Post-Atlantian (Egyptian) epoch is mirrored by the fifth (present) epoch. In this sense, today it is especially relevant to look at ancient Egypt with fresh eyes. The evolution of Western civilization has been profoundly influenced by Egyptian myths through the Greek mysteries. Because of other influences, however, this heritage has degenerated—thinking has mummified, and myth has all but disappeared. Consequently, it is important to revive the seed of goodness passed down to us from ancient Egypt. Through true imagination, we have the task of renewing human knowledge of the creative forces in nature, as the Egyptians attempted through the Osiris-Isis myth, and the Greeks through the myth of Demeter. This is what Steiner attempts in this lecture cycle. Steiner's subjects include: experiences of Egyptian initiations; esoteric anatomy and physiology; the stages of evolution of the human form; and much more. The final lecture is on the Christ impulse as the conqueror of matter.
Categories: History

Ancient Egyptian Myths

Ancient Egyptian Myths

How did the Earth form? Why is it dark at night? Why do people get sick? Ancient Egyptians used myths to describe things they couldn't explain. Discover how Egyptians used myths to make sense of their world.

Author: Kristine Carlson Asselin

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781474717335

Category: Egypt

Page: 32

View: 163

How did the Earth form? Why is it dark at night? Why do people get sick? Ancient Egyptians used myths to describe things they couldn't explain. Discover how Egyptians used myths to make sense of their world.
Categories: Egypt

Religion in Ancient Egypt

Religion in Ancient Egypt

Lectures given at a symposium held in 1987, sponsored by Fordham University.

Author: Chairman of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies David P Silverman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801497868

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 937

Lectures given at a symposium held in 1987, sponsored by Fordham University.
Categories: History

Ancient Egyptian Mythology

Ancient Egyptian Mythology

Describes religious rituals, myths, and legends of ancient Egypt.

Author: Jo Forty

Publisher: Booksales

ISBN: 0785807667

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

View: 433

Describes religious rituals, myths, and legends of ancient Egypt.
Categories: Social Science

Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian Mythology

This is a 2-book combo, which has the following titles: Book 1: Are you ready to be both entertained and educated?

Author: Harper van Stalen

Publisher: Efalon Acies

ISBN: 9791220210409

Category: History

Page:

View: 872

This is a 2-book combo, which has the following titles: Book 1: Are you ready to be both entertained and educated? In this book, you will be taught about some of the most prestigious Egyptian gods and goddesses that were worshipped a long time ago. After some educational resources and information about them, we dive into some of the most intriguing stories the ancient Egyptian culture could muster, such as Isis and the seven scorpions, the peasant and the workman, the great queen Hatshepsut, and the princess of Bekhten. These myths will spark the imagination and leave you in wonder and awe. Book 2: There are many gods and goddesses the ancient Egyptians believed in. Today, we will explore some of the most important ones, as well as expand on the stories of some heroes and characters that haven’t been forgotten through the ages. First, you will learn more about the story of Re. After that, you will learn about Se-Osiris and the sealed letter. And lastly, the story of the prince and the sphinx will be highlighted and explained. Dive into the ancient world and start reading or listening now!
Categories: History

Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian Mythology

In this book, we will dive into this rich and fascinating world that may be long gone but is certainly not forgotten! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn About Inside.

Author: Andrew Walsh

Publisher:

ISBN: 1761036025

Category:

Page: 124

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EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY Ancient pyramids. Pharaohs and Gods. Mummies, myths, and magic. There is nothing quite like the wonders and mysteries of the ancient Egyptians. This ancient civilization lasted for over 3,000 years and in that time, became one of history's most powerful and iconic civilizations. Ancient Egypt is easily one of the most influential societies to ever exist in this world, so powerful that we still think about it and talk about it today. The rulers of Egypt were considered protectors of the people, and they served as divine liaisons between humanity and the many Gods that they worshipped. In this book, we will dive into this rich and fascinating world that may be long gone but is certainly not forgotten! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn About Inside... Life In Ancient Egypt The Different Egyptian Gods The Heroes Of Egyptian Mythology The Monsters Of Egyptian Mythology Famous Stories From Egyptian Mythology Sacrifices And Rituals In Ancient Egypt Much, Much More!
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Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian Mythology

From mummies to magic, Egyptian mythology is teeming with fascinating stories ancient people used to explain the world and its origins. Discover the tales that shaped Egyptian culture and traditions.

Author: Erin Palmer

Publisher: Britannica Digital Learning

ISBN: 9781625136756

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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From mummies to magic, Egyptian mythology is teeming with fascinating stories ancient people used to explain the world and its origins. Discover the tales that shaped Egyptian culture and traditions. This title supports multiple reading standards: reading closely for explicit meaning and inferences, while citing specific textual evidence to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Egyptian Myth and Legend

Egyptian Myth and Legend

In this volume the myths and legends of ancient Egypt are embraced in a historical narrative which begins with the rise of the great Nilotic civilization and ends with the Graeco-Roman Age.

Author: Donald Alexander Mackenzie

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781613102114

Category:

Page:

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In this volume the myths and legends of ancient Egypt are embraced in a historical narrative which begins with the rise of the great Nilotic civilization and ends with the Graeco-Roman Age. The principal deities are dealt with chiefly at the various periods in which they came into prominence, while the legends are so arranged as to throw light on the beliefs and manners and customs of the ancient people. Metrical renderings are given of such of the representative folk songs and poems as can be appreciated at the present day. Egyptian mythology is of highly complex character, and cannot be considered apart from its racial and historical aspects. The Egyptians were, as a Hebrew prophet has declared, a "mingled people", and this view has been confirmed by recent ethnological research: "the process; of racial fusion begun in the Delta at the dawn of history", says Professor Elliot Smith, "spread through the whole land of Egypt". In localities the early Nilotic inhabitants accepted the religious beliefs of settlers, and fused these with their own. They also clung tenaciously to the crude and primitive tribal beliefs of their remote ancestors, and never abandoned an archaic conception even when they acquired new and more enlightened ideas; they accepted myths literally, and regarded with great sanctity ancient ceremonies and usages. They even showed a tendency to multiply rather than to reduce the number of their gods and goddesses, by symbolizing their attributes. As a result, we find it necessary to deal with a bewildering number of deities and a confused mass of beliefs, many of which are obscure and contradictory. But the average Egyptian was never dismayed by inconsistencies in religious matters: he seemed rather to be fascinated by them. There was, strictly speaking, no orthodox creed in Egypt; each provincial centre had its own distinctive theological system, and the religion of an individual appears to have depended mainly on his habits of life. "The Egyptian", as Professor Wiedemann has said, "never attempted to systematize his conceptions of the different divinities into a homogeneous religion. It is open to us to speak of the religious ideas of the Egyptians, but not of an Egyptian religion."Ê
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Egypt

Egypt

You can impress and entertain your friends and family with your new knowledge of these fascinating tales! Purchase Ancient Egypt/Mythology Now to find out about this rich and exciting culture - and the stories they've passed down to us.

Author: Roy Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1514183048

Category:

Page: 128

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Learn the Secrets of the Pharaohs and Ancient Egypt!No matter how much you know about modern culture, there's no escaping the fact that ancient myths still impact our world today. Have you ever wondered why Ancient Egyptian mythology has stood the test of time? Ancient Egypt/Mythology can give you a better understanding of Egypt and its culture. It includes information on over 35 different Egyptian gods. You'll learn their "life stories" and how they are related to each other. Also, you'll find out their various spheres of influence, which cities they're identified with, and how they are said to have helped the people of Egypt. Satisfy your curiosity - learn the legends of popular deities like Isis, Osiris, and Horus. You can impress and entertain your friends and family with your new knowledge of these fascinating tales! Purchase Ancient Egypt/Mythology Now to find out about this rich and exciting culture - and the stories they've passed down to us.
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The Egyptian Myths

The Egyptian Myths

Describes the gods and the myths of ancient Egypt, following the adventures of Osiris, who was murdered by his brother, Seth, the goddess Isis who tried to steal power from the sun god Re, and Horus, who became king of Egypt.

Author: Garry J. Shaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500251983

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 902

Describes the gods and the myths of ancient Egypt, following the adventures of Osiris, who was murdered by his brother, Seth, the goddess Isis who tried to steal power from the sun god Re, and Horus, who became king of Egypt.
Categories: History

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

Featuring illustrated myths of incredible Egyptian gods and goddesses, these stories describe the magic each deity performed along the Nile.

Author: Morgan E. Moroney

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 164611423X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 610

Unearth the magic and mythology of ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses From the rising of the morning sun to the summer flooding of the Nile River, the ancient Egyptians believed powerful gods and goddesses ruled over every aspect of their daily lives. This Egyptian mythology guide takes you on a trip through the sands of time to explore the world of pharaohs and sphinxes--ancient Egypt! Featuring illustrated myths of incredible Egyptian gods and goddesses, these stories describe the magic each deity performed along the Nile. You'll also learn about how Egyptian mythology was a key part of ancient Egyptian culture, like pyramid building, the mummification process, and even the worshiping of cats. This Egyptian mythology collection includes: Narratives from the Nile--Explore the gods and goddesses of Egyptian mythology, from the familiar to the lesser-known, through 20 easy-to-follow myths. Amazing artwork--Take a look at the gods, goddesses, and artifacts of the long-extinct ancient Egyptian empire with captivating illustrations and photos. Fast pharaoh facts--Dig into ancient Egyptian mythology and culture with plenty of awesome facts on everything from hieroglyphs to the popular board game, Senet. Explore the legendary lives of ancient gods and goddesses with this rich treasury of Egyptian mythology.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian Mythology

Author: Lewis Spence

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026899136

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 799

Egyptian mythology is the collection of myths from ancient Egypt, which describe the actions of the Egyptian gods as a means of understanding the world. The beliefs that these myths express are an important part of ancient Egyptian religion. Myths appear frequently in Egyptian writings and art, particularly in short stories and in religious material such as hymns, ritual texts, funerary texts, and temple decoration. Contents: Exploration, History, and Customs The Priesthood: Mysteries and Temples The Cult of Osiris The Great Gods Egyptian Literature Magic Foreign and Animal Gods: The Late Period Egyptian Art
Categories: Social Science