History

Egyptian Mythology

A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt

Author: Geraldine Pinch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195170245

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 9475

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.
History

The Oxford Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology

Author: Donald B. Redford

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425190968

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 3069

"A new 21st-century standard reference for Egyptian religion" (starred Library Journal)--with over 90 in-depth articles, drawings, map, index, and further reading.
Social Science

A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Author: George Hart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134930127

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 6299

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.
History

Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Geraldine Pinch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192803468

Category: History

Page: 143

View: 2699

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.

The Complete Gods and Godesses of Ancient Egypt

Author: Richard H. Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500284247

Category:

Page: 256

View: 9259

A comprehensive guide to the deities of ancient Egypt: their origins and their central role in the lives of the Egyptian people
History

gods and myths of ancient egypt

Author: robert a armour

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774246692

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 3549

"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.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Egyptian Mythology

A Concise Guide to the Ancient Gods and Beliefs of Egyptian Mythology

Author: Hourly History

Publisher: Hourly History

ISBN: 1530376327

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

View: 9664

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.
Religion

The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt

Author: Joyce Tyldesley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196376X

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 581

From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us through 3000 years of changing stories and, in retelling them, shows us what they mean. Gathered from pyramid friezes, archaological finds and contemporary documents, these vivid and strange stories explain everything from why the Nile flooded every year to their beliefs about what exactly happened after death and shed fascinating light on what life was like for both rich and poor. Lavishly illustrated with colour pictures, maps and family trees, helpful glossaries explaining all the major gods and timelines of the Pharoahs and most importantly packed with unforgettable stories, this book offers the perfect introduction to Egyptian history and civilization.
History

The Egyptian Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends

Author: Garry J. Shaw

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500772010

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1386

An authoritative guide to the Egyptian myths that sheds new light on an ancient way of understanding the world This survey of Egyptian mythology explores how the ancient Nile-dwellers explained the world around them. It delves into the creation and evolution of the world and the reigns of the gods on earth, before introducing us to the manifestations of Egypt’s deities in the natural environment; the inventive ways in which the Egyptians dealt with the invisible forces all around them; and their beliefs about life after death. Through his engaging narrative, Garry Shaw guides us through the mythic adventures of such famous deities as Osiris, the god murdered by his jealous brother Seth; the magical and sometimes devious Isis, who plotted to gain the power of the sun god Re; and Horus, who defeated his uncle Seth to become king of Egypt. He also introduces us to lesser known myths, such as the rebellions against Re; Geb’s quest for Re’s magical wig; and the flaying of the unfortunate god Nemty. From stars and heavenly bodies sailing on boats, to the wind as manifestation of the god Shu, to gods, goddesses, ghosts, and demons—beings that could be aggressive, helpful, wise, or dangerous—Shaw goes on to explain how the Egyptians encountered the mythological in their everyday lives.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology

Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426318618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3094

The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Egypt in the year when Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia star. And just like the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology, the stories in this book will be beautifully illustrated to bring ancient characters vividly to life. The stories are embellished with sidebars that provide historical, cultural, and geographic context and a mapping feature that adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter direct readers to discover more about ancient Egypt. With its attractive design and beautiful narrative, this accessible treasury stands out from all other mythology titles in the marketplace.
History

Gods of Ancient Egypt

Author: Barbara Watterson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075249502X

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 3734

Illustrated in colour, this is an introduction for the general reader to Egyptian mythology and its mysteries. It includes a concise introduction to general aspects of Egyptian religion, followed by specific sections devoted to the most important of the gods. With sections on personal religion and temple ceremony, there are also accounts of mythological stories associated with the gods, and a map of the principle cult centres.
Mythology, Egyptian

Egyptian Mythology, A to Z

Author: Pat Remler

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438131801

Category: Mythology, Egyptian

Page: 233

View: 6197

Alphabetically listed entries identify and explain the places, figures, animals, beliefs, and other important themes of Egyptian mythology.
History

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679604294

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 2448

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters. Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson captures not only the lavish pomp and artistic grandeur of this land of pyramids and pharaohs but for the first time reveals the constant propaganda and repression that were its foundations. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, Wilkinson takes us inside an exotic tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions. Here are the years of the Old Kingdom, where Pepi II, made king as an infant, was later undermined by rumors of his affair with an army general, and the Middle Kingdom, a golden age of literature and jewelry in which the benefits of the afterlife became available for all, not just royalty—a concept later underlying Christianity. Wilkinson then explores the legendary era of the New Kingdom, a lost world of breathtaking opulence founded by Ahmose, whose parents were siblings, and who married his sister and transformed worship of his family into a national cult. Other leaders include Akhenaten, the “heretic king,” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; his son Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, and corruption that caused a crucial political and societal decline. Riveting and revelatory, filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt will become the standard source about this great civilization, one that lasted—so far—longer than any other. From the Hardcover edition.
Mythology, Egyptian

The Gods of the Egyptians

Or, Studies in Egyptian Mythology

Author: Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mythology, Egyptian

Page: 956

View: 1592

History

The Gods of the Egyptians

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139980

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 7031

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

Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals

Author: Matt Clayton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542783118

Category:

Page: 142

View: 8083

Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals This book on Egyptian mythology is part of the best-selling series "Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology." In this ultimate guide on Egyptian Mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals. In this book, you will also find factual history as well as insightful information regarding Egyptian mythology. This book is broken into three parts: Fantastic Images-Ancient Egyptian myths and legends as we know them today. Factual History-Covering pre-history through classical antiquity. Unraveling Myth-Looking at Egyptian mythology from a fresh perspective. This book is jam-packed with fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers perhaps the most popular of all the Egyptian stories - the myth of Osiris. Pieces of this story have been found throughout Egypt. One of the most appealing aspects of the Osiris myth is the human-like behavior of the gods within the story. Many of the other gods of the Egyptian pantheon were rather emotionless and their stories far less interesting. With the Osiris story, the gods display a broad range of emotions that made them more real to mere mortals. Just some of the questions and topics covered in this book include Egypt in Context Creation Fall of Humanity Osiris Myth Chief Gods of the Egyptian Pantheon Lesser Known Pantheon Secrets of Giza - Sphinx and Pyramids King List Ancient Egyptian History Classical Antiquity Dragons and Other Creatures Osiris, Isis, Seth and Horus The Meaning of Myth Buy the book now and learn more about egyptian mythology

Egyptian Gods

The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

Author: Patrick Auerbach

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522776529

Category:

Page: 44

View: 5258

Worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history, ancient Egypt's Gods and Goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization. The lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, worship, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities. From lavish tomb paintings and imposing temple reliefs to humble household shrines, countless tributes throughout Egypt reflect the richness and complexity of their mythology. This book examines the Egyptian gods and goddesses - from minor household figures such as Bes and Taweret to the all-powerful deities Amun and Rethat made Egypt the most completely theocratic society of the ancient world, and made Egyptians, according to Herodotus, "more religious than any other people." Ancient Egypt has held humanity in its thrall for over 5000 years. The image of the Great Pyramids of the Valley of the Kings rising ghostlike from the white sands of the Sahara Desert is synonymous with the mysteries of the Ancient World. Ancient Egypt was remarkably advanced, especially considering its origins date back 30 centuries before the Common Era. From clocks to the 12-month calendar to agriculture and fashion, we continue to experience the echoes of Ancient Egypt in the world we live in today. Download Egyptian Gods Now for Instant Reading by Scrolling Up and Clicking the "Buy" Button.
History

Writings from Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141395966

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8562

'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered.' The fascination Ancient Egypt holds in our minds has many sources, but at the heart of it lie hieroglyphics. This extraordinary writing system was for many years seen as the ultimate challenge and puzzle before finally being cracked in the 1820s. Preserved carved in stone or inked on papyri, hieroglyphic writings give a unique insight into an awe-inspiring but also deeply mysterious culture. Toby Wilkinson has translated a rich selection of pieces, ranging from accounts of battles to hymns to stories to royal proclamations. This book is both very enjoyable and an essential resource for anyone wanting to study one of humankind's great civilizations.
History

Magic in Ancient Egypt

Author: Geraldine Pinch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 191

View: 3510

Medicine, religion, science and magic. According to the author All coexisted in Ancient Egypt.
History

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1632957035

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4174

E.A. Wallis Budge was an English philologist and writer who worked for the British museum.Budge wrote and translated a lot of works on the ancient East after taking multiple trips to Egypt and the Sudan.This edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead was translated by Budge and includes a table of contents and illustrations from the text.