♥ Book Title : Gods and Men in Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "In their wide-ranging interpretation of the religion of ancient Egypt, Françoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche explore how, over a period of roughly 3500 years, the Egyptians conceptualized their relations with the gods. Drawing on the insights of anthropology, the authors discuss such topics as the identities, images, and functions of the gods; rituals and liturgies; personal forms of piety expressing humanity's need to establish a direct relation with the divine; and the afterlife, a central feature of Egyptian religion. That religion, the authors assert, was characterized by the remarkable continuity of its ritual practices and the ideas of which they were an expression.Throughout, Dunand and Zivie-Coche take advantage of the most recent archaeological discoveries and scholarship. Gods and Men in Egypt is unique in its coverage of Egyptian religious expression in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. Written with nonspecialist readers in mind, it is largely concerned with the continuation of Egypt's traditional religion in these periods, but it also includes fascinating accounts of Judaism in Egypt and the appearance and spread of Christianity there."Article| Françoise Dunand| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Gods of Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Gods of Egypt, first published in France in 1992 and now in its third French edition, is a short, elegant, and highly accessible survey of ancient Egyptian religion. The clarity and brevity of Claude Traunecker's book make it especially valuable to readers seeking an authoritative introduction to this complex topic. The Cornell edition, the first English translation, is enhanced by 23 illustrations. Traunecker begins with an overview of the source materials and a discussion of the historiography of Egyptian religion, a subject relatively neglected by scholars. He then describes the actual and metaphysical worlds inhabited by the Egyptian deities and the role that humans played in the Egyptian universe. Focusing especially on the diversity and number of approaches used by Egyptians to explain their world, The Gods of Egypt offers a succinct and highly readable presentation of recent interpretations of Egyptian religion."Article| Claude Traunecker| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Complete Gods and Godesses of Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "A comprehensive guide to the deities of ancient Egypt: their origins and their central role in the lives of the Egyptian people"Article| Richard H. Wilkinson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Gods of Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "Fact-filled coloring book includes 14 boldly outlined full-page illustrations of supernatural beings worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, among them Osiris, the god of fertility and farming; Anubis, the jackal-headed god; Isis, the goddess of love and motherhood; and Horus, depicted as a human male with the head of a falcon. Informative captions."Article| Bruce LaFontaine| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Gods of the Egyptians
☯ Full Synopsis : "Volume 1 contains 16 chapters including The Gods of Egypt, Hell and the Damned, Ra the Sun-God and His Forms, and The Horus Gods. 34 plates and 38 illustrations."Article| E. A. Wallis Budge| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : gods and myths of ancient egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : ""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."Article| robert a armour| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Invoking the Egyptian Gods
☯ Full Synopsis : "Delve into the powerful undercurrents of Egyptian magick and be forever changed. This book presents authentic rituals to invoke the gods. Step into their hidden realm, where true gnosis and healing are found. A deeply spiritual experience unfolds as you begin to invoke the deities of ancient Egypt. Discover your true magickal name, create a doorway into other dimensions, receive messages from the Neteru, and become one with the gods once again. —Call upon Isis for boundless love —Invoke the warrior goddess Sekhmet for protection —Summon Nut to unleash your creativity —Reconnect with Hathor, Osiris, and many other gods and goddesses Combining elegant rites with an evocative description of each deity’s myths, this book invites you to begin a soul-level transformation and awaken to your own strength, power, and divinity."Article| Judith Page| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Religion in Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "Lectures given at a symposium held in 1987, sponsored by Fordham University."Article| Chairman of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies David P Silverman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Death of Gods in Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "Originally published by Penguin Ltd., this revised edition features unusual Egyptian artwork, striking pictures of eclipse phenomena, numerous sky-charts, and computer printouts."Article| Jane Sellers| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Egyptian Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Geraldine Pinch| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Egyptian Gods
☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Patrick Auerbach| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Gods, Rites, Rituals and Religion of Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "Egypt's cultural heritage is vast, and the story of this ancient civilization has captured our imagination. This fully illustrated book provides a treasure chest of found objects, archaeological sites, hieroglyphic inscriptions and beautiful tomb art from ancient Egypt. It introduces the gods and goddesses of Egypt, describes their characters and identifying features, the myths surrounding them, and their role in the creation of society. Quotations from books, hymns, prayers and hieroglyphic paintings give an authentic picture of culture and society, and maps, chronologies and artworks supplement the photographs in this masterly history."Article| Lucia Gahlin| Statement ..."