Cover may vary. These stories include the great myths - of Amen-Ra, who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis, seaching the waters for her dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth. But there are also tales told for pleasure about magic, treasure and adventure - even the first ever Cinderella story.
The Egyptian tales witness to some of the great moments in the history of Egyptian literature and represent the earliest beginnings in world literature. Many literary critics do not seem to know the importance of Egyptian prose tales told for entertainment (including C. S. Lewis, who does not know that the "marvelous that knows itself as myth" was alive and well by 1800 BCE). Unlike some other ancient states, both Israel and Egypt wrote epic tales in prose. And these great prose stories are important for the study of the Hebrew Bible. Some of the most exciting narrative prose parallels to the Hebrew Bible are found in the stories from Egypt. The details may vary, but in the setting, the purpose, the vocabulary, and the genre of the stories, one can find many similarities. Contents 1 The Story of Sinuhe: A Wanderer on the Earth 2 The Enchanted Prince 3 The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor 4 The Journey of Wen-Amon 5 A Dialogue between a Man and His Ba
Michael Rosen, Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, and bestselling author, poet and broadcaster, introduces these great myths and legends of Ancient Egypt. Travel back deep in time to Ancient Egypt and discover the great myths and legends of the Sun God, Amen-Ra; the love story of Osiris and Isis; the curse of the book of Thoth and many other captivating tales of magic, treasure and aventure from one of the oldest and most fascinating civilizations in the world.
Step into a world of heroes, monsters and death-defying deeds! This book collects together rip-roaring adventure stories and larger-than-life myths from Ancient Egypt. You'll discover: • How the gods of Horus and Set fought an epic, magical war • How a brilliant boy magician took his dad on a terrifying tour of the afterlife • How a shipwrecked sailor was rescued by the gigantic King of Snakes • And much more! Perfect for all young history lovers, aged 8+. ABOUT THE SERIES: Monstrous Myths retells traditional myths with a child-friendly emphasis on scary and weird elements. These humorous, cheeky and irreverent books are jam-packed with real facts about the beliefs of ancient cultures. Featuring witty, anarchic cartoons, this series makes history accessible and fun for young readers.
DigiCat presents to you this collection of historical adventures and romance novels set in ancient Egypt. This edition includes: An Egyptian Princess Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt Homo Sum (Novel about 4th century A.D. Christianity on the Sinai Peninsula) The Sisters The Emperor (Hadrian) Serapis, a Romance(Tale of the destruction of the Library of Alexandria) The Bride of the Nile Cleopatra Arachne A Thorny Path (Per Aspera) The Story of My Life, from Childhood to Manhood– Autobiography
Musaicum Books presents to you thiscollection of historical adventures and romance novels set in ancient Egypt. This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: An Egyptian Princess Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt Homo Sum (Novel about 4th century A.D. Christianity on the Sinai Peninsula) The Sisters The Emperor (Hadrian) Serapis, a Romance(Tale of the destruction of the Library of Alexandria) The Bride of the Nile Cleopatra Arachne A Thorny Path (Per Aspera) The Story of My Life, from Childhood to Manhood– Autobiography
Delve into a world of strange creatures, magical powers, and warring gods in this thrilling compendium of ancient Egyptian myths. With 20 exciting tales alongside fascinating historical information, this is a must-have introduction for young readers interested in one of the world's great early civilizations. From the creation of the world, to the pharaohs worshipped as gods, this book charts the full sweep of ancient Egyptian mythology, revealing fascinating elements of culture and religion along the way. The enthralling stories introduce mighty gods and wicked villains, while a handy reference section includes information about the ancient Egyptians themselves. Learn how Ra fought daily battles to make the Sun rise, how trouble-making Set brought chaos to the kingdom, and how Osiris became the first mummy.
Makes available a difficult-to-find folkloric scholarship classic and illuminates it with contemporary commentary from a preeminent authority on Egyptian folktales. * Makes available to modern readers the original 24 texts included in the 1915 English edition, including Tale of Two Brothers, the world's oldest Märchen * Includes a thoughtful introduction by Hasan El-Shamy, which establishes the historical context and examines the debates surrounding these ancient texts
"The Ancient Egyptians were the greatest story-tellers of the ancient world. Their tales of creation, death, sex, violence, friendship and betrayal deserve to be read and enjoyed by a modern audience." "In this anthology Joyce Tyldesley retells some of the most important myths, folk-tales and autobiographies preserved on papyrus and carved in stone. With comprehensive commentaries exploring the meaning of the stories, this collection of fact and fiction allows us to see Ancient Egypt through the eyes of the Egyptians themselves."