♥ 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 ..."
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♥ 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 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 : 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 : Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "Osiris, Horus, Isis, Thoth, Anubis - the many strange and compelling figures of the Egyptian gods and goddesses seem to possess endless fascination. The renowned Egyptologist Erik Hornung here studies the ancient Egyptians' conceptions of god, basing his account on a thorough reappraisal of the primary sources. His book, now available in English for the first time, is the most extensive exploration yet undertaken of the nature of Egyptian religion. Hornung examines the characteristics, spheres of action, and significance of Egyptian gods and goddesses, analyzing the complex and changing iconography used to represent them, and disentangling the many seemingly contradictory aspects of the religion of which they are a part. He seeks to answer two basic questions: How did the Egyptians themselves see their gods? Did they believe there was an impersonal, anonymous force behind the multiplicity of their deities? Throughout, he attempts to evoke the complexity and richness of the religion of the ancient Egyptians and of their worldview, which differs so greatly from our own. A work of extraordinary distinction, Hornung's book will appeal to anyone interested in ancient Egypt, in ancient religion, and in the history of religion, as well as students and scholars of ancient history, anthropology, and archaeology. Sensitively translated by John Baines and with a new preface by the author, this edition has been amplified and updated with an English-language audience in mind. -- "Choice""Article| Erik Hornung| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Search for God in Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "First English-language edition, with revisions and additions by the author.This classic work by one of the world's most distinguished Egyptologists was first published in German in 1984. The Search for God in Ancient Egypt offers a distillation of Jan Assmann's views on ancient Egyptian religion, with special emphasis on theology and piety. Deeply rooted in the texts of ancient Egypt and thoroughly informed by comparative religion, theology, anthropology, and semiotic analysis, Assmann's interpretations reveal the complexity of Egyptian thought in a new way.Assmann takes special care to distinguish between the "implicit" theology of Egyptian polytheism and the "explicit" theology that is concerned with exploring the problem of the divine. His discussion of polytheism and mythology addresses aspects of ritual, the universe, and myth; his consideration of explicit theology deals with theodicy and the specifics of Amarna religion."Article| Jan Assmann| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Describes gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt"--Provided by publisher."Article| Christopher Forest| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Gods of Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "An exploration of Egyptian divinity illustrates the role of religion in ancient Egyptian culture, including the implications of polytheism and the interrelation of man, nature, and the divine"Article| Pascal Vernus| 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 Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "Relates the history of the gods and goddesses worshipped by the ancient Egyptians and describes how they were depicted."Article| Leonard Everett Fisher| Statement ..."
♥ 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 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 ..."