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1. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to
2. Egyptian Mythology a to Z
4. Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends
5. Egyptian gods & goddesses
6. Egyptian Myths (The Legendary
7. Egyptian Mythology
8. Egyptian Myths (Graphic Mythology)
9. Egyptian Mythology
10. Awakening Osiris: The Egyptian
11. Greek and Egyptian Mythologies
12. Legends of the Egyptian Gods:
13. The Dawn of Astronomy: A Study
14. Egyptian [Mythology]
15. Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction
16. Egyptian Myths and Mysteries
17. Egyptian Mythology (Mythology
18. The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian
19. Egyptian Myths (Gift Books)
20. Egyptian Myths (Myths from Many

1. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt
by Geraldine Pinch
Paperback: 272 Pages (2004-04-08)
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Asin: 0195170245
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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. ... Read more

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The product hasn't been delivered yet. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt (Purchased on 02/21/2010)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Informative
I wanted to do some personal research on Egyptian mythology and this book covered almost all the questions I had. I greatly enjoyed reading it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Mythology
A good companion to Greek mythology. I recommend it to all.

/Torbjörn Jerlerup

4-0 out of 5 stars Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to Gods, Goddesses, and Traditional Ancient Egypt
I enjoyed the content of the book but would have liked more pictures of gods & goddesses.I wanted to be able to identify them on temple & tomb walls in Egypt.I felt it gave me a solid foundation in Egyptian mythology though.

3-0 out of 5 stars Just okay....
I was expecting more from this book. Yes, it did contain some great info, but it was so dry and quite frankly, boring at some points, it took forever to get through, and I wouldn't want to read it again. It does have a godd index about gods/goddesses in the back, but this is not for pleasure reading at all. If you enjoy reading manuels and textbooks, you will enjoy it more than I did. ... Read more

2. Egyptian Mythology a to Z
by Pat Remler
Hardcover: 208 Pages (2006-11)
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Asin: 0816063060
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Alphabetically arranged definitions present an overview of Egyptian mythology from the Predynastic period through the Roman period. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Egyptian Mythology A toZ, A Young Reader's Companion
I found Pat Remler's Egyptian Mythology A to Z to be one the easiest waysto learn almost everything there is to know about ancient Egyptianmythology, and then some.What I liked best was that the author not onlyconcentrated on the Pantheon of Ancient Egyptian Gods and theirmythological histories, but Remler also included in it's encyclopedia-likeformat such entries as Magical Colors seen in tomb paintings.I will neverlook at another Ancient Egyptian scene, whether in a tomb, museum or bookwithout knowing a great deal more about the significance of what eachspecific color actually means.Everything is included here, from coveringthe alleged "Curse of Tutankhamen" to a descriptive analysis ofthe various Crowns worn by the Pharaohs.I found the book's shortIntroduction to be another amazement.In a matter of three or four pagesthe author covers a time span of some 700,000 years, from Egypt'spre-history, when very little was happening, to the sudden explosion ofculture less than 5,000 years ago. There is an easy to follow timeline forAncient Egypt and numerous line drawings of the gods and goddesses by MaryJordan.The splendid photographs by the author made this book, for me, areal pleasure to read.It is a handy, alphabetically arranged referencebook that will surely be of interest to anyone in pursuit of reliableknowledge of the subject.It's a book for everyone, from being "AYoung Reader's Companion," as its subtitle suggests, to the scholar inneed of refreshing his or her memory of Ancient Egypt's mythologicalvastness. All the mystery and magic is here, in this very well writtenbook. I have long been an armchair Egyptologist myself, have been since Iwas twelve-years-old.How I wish I had come across such a book as this,over half a century ago.

5-0 out of 5 stars Egyptian Mythology: MORE than a Young Reader's Companion
Pat Remler's Egyptian Mythology A to Z is a gem! More than an encyclopedicapproach to a fascinating period, this little jewel brings to life theancient voice by presenting excerpts from sacred texts and literature."We set off for the mines of the pharaohs..." begins the famousMyth of the Shipwrecked Sailor."Give praise to Ptah, lord ofMaat..." prays an ancient who is identified by his own voice "Iam a man who swore falsely....and he (Ptah) made me see darkness byday..... beware ...refrain from uttering Ptah's name falsely..." The text, articulate and informative, is accompanied with lovely linedrawings by the author's sister, Mary Jordan, as well as interestingphotographs of Egyptian temples and artifacts. The entries are rich and farfrom general, offering often less known facts on this exciting period.Offerings on the Book of Gates,on the Amduat, the book of that which is inthe underworld, go beyond brief identification. Each presents an account ofthe perilous journey taken through these mythic realms, through the hours,and gates that take one beyond. The presence of an index, seldom present inbooks with this A-Z format, adds to the ease of cross reference. There arethus no less than 25 entries for the god Thoth, as well as some 35 for thegoddess Hathor. A two page bibliography points the reader to scholarlyworks for a more in depth study as well as future investigation. Egyptian Mythology lacksfor nothing save a title which would better identify its true nature. Isuggest the following: Egyptian Mythology A to Z: More than a YoungReader's Companion. ... Read more

by Geraldine Harris
 Hardcover: Pages (1996)

Asin: B000TFWUUO
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5-0 out of 5 stars The invincible book
How did Osiris die?
Who took the throne then?
Who is the eye of the sun?
How was Egypt made?

You can find all the answers in this book. Through this amazing novel, many Egyptian myths are told with dramatic pictures and excitment. The myths in this book are the most exciting myths out of all of them. Even if you read the book once, you'll want to read it agian! Each story will capture your imagination each time.At the end of the book there is also a short lesson on writing hieroglyphics. All in all, this book adds up to be the best book I've ever read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book on Ancient Egpyt
This is one of the best, most informative books I've ever read. I am teaching my son about ancient civilizations and came across this book. I picked it up and couldn't put it down until I finished it. The bookcontains serially related myths from ancient Egypt and is written in a veryengaging style. The author is clearly an expert on ancient Egyptiancivilization and writes very well. The chapters are of a length appropriatefor bedtime story reading as well as for school-related activity.Furthermore, there is a nice taxonomy of the ancient Egyptian"pantheon" and an interesting, if too short, discussion of glyphwriting. The text is beautifully illustrated and has interesting footnotesabout many of the illustrations. ... Read more

4. Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends
by Lewis Spence
Paperback: 432 Pages (1990-12-01)
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Asin: 0486265250
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Superb in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, cult of Osiris, numerous deities, Book of the Dead, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, legends and a host of other topics. Erudite, clearly written work, enhanced with over 50 photographs and illustrations.
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1-0 out of 5 stars Look elsewhere for real information
This book is not only sadly out of date, the author admits most scholars would consider it absolutely wrong and spends much time defending his own credentials.Indeed, his entire preface is a plea to take him seriously even though he's writing for the popular market because his contemporary scholars would reject his work.

He gets a lot of stuff wrong.For example, he has a photo of Ahkenaten sitting on his throne with the hands of the solar disk Aten holding anks to him and this is labelled as being an image of the Aten.The figure is most certainly not the deity, but the pharaoh.He spends pages on animal worship and completely ignores the Apis bull.He makes connections where there are none (between Osiris's coffin being caught in a tree and a type of vegetation worship for which we have no evidence).If you want to know about Egyptian mythology, look elsewhere.

3-0 out of 5 stars know what you're getting
This book is great for lovers of Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody novels---it shows the state of knowledge about ancient Egypt in the early 20th century.This book was published originally in 1915.It's a classic.But it's NOT a good source for up-to-date scholarship on ancient Egyptian religion.The author's thesis is that ancient Egyptians were just as barbarous in their primitive beliefs as any other savages are.This can be very amusing to read, but. . . .Much of the information is outdated, some of it is just plain discredited; it's also occasionally quite insightful.It's more likely to confuse somebody who doesn't know much about ancient Egypt than to help, though.

5-0 out of 5 stars A well-written comprehensive study.
The details this book gives are extraordinary and the accompanying plates and illustrations are wonderful, though on occasion their quality is waning. I particularily found fascinating the study of the five parts ofthe being and their capabilities when the body containing them was alive ordeceased.The influence of dreams is also looked at, albeit briefly.Myonly real complaint might be that since it was written in the earlytwentieth century, Pharaoh names and place-names are rendered differently,which is a bit odd, and the authors habit of referring to the ancientEgyptians as savage and primitive gets a bit annoying.I realize that thisis only a reflection of the attitude of his day, and thus I will not holdsuch against Mr. Spence as the rest of the work more than makes up forthese blemishes of preference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Souce of Egyptian Mythology Information
Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends is the best collection of Egyptian myths I've found anywhere. Every aspect of Egyptian gods and dieties was mentioned in full detail. You have a question, I promise it will answer. Definitely a book to add to your shopping cart if you love Egyptian myth ... Read more

5. Egyptian gods & goddesses (All Aboard Reading)
by Henry Barker
Paperback: 48 Pages (1999-10-25)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Gods, Goddesses & Mummies, Oh my! -- a review of "Egyptian Gods and Goddesses"
So many beginning readers are fiction, so it is nice to run across something in the non-fiction genre.This particular book's focus isdeath and the afterlife in ancient Egypt.It begins with a discussion of the more familiar gods -- Osiris, Isis and Anubis -- what they looked like and what attributes they had.It then goes on to describe the dangers to the soul that were thought to exist as it transitioned from life to death.Including the final judgement at the end.

Other points of interest are the burial practices.The book actually goes into a considerable detail about how mummies were made.Very cool, but not gross.There is also a discussion of pyramidsincluding some of the typical contents that might be found inside:items such as glassware, chairs, and musical instruments.Examples of cuneiform are shown.The book finishes by noting that modern Egyptians are mostly Muslim and that they pray to one god - Allah.

The publisher lists this book as a Level Two and suggests it as a practice reader for those in first, second, and third grades.However, the Accelerated Reading designation for this book is 3.2 -- which means that that group feels that the book is best suited for new Third Graders.

[The AR designation is a general "guide" that rates books on a relative scale of difficulty. Children can certainly read at levels above or below their group range, so that this number should only be used as a aid to help choose books that are appropriate and not frustrating.]

You find vocabulary words such as:festival, people, prayed, thousand, special, powers, brought, warmth, guarded, warriors, protected, etc.

Four Stars.Okay Read-aloud.In general, I think this book is a nice introduction to a historical period most young children wouldn't otherwise be exposed to for years.Content is fascinating and even I learned something.

Annoyingly there is no pronunciation guide.Most adults may know the names, but children probably won't.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for a unit on Egypt
While there are a lot of sight-words in this book, it is very accessible for novice readers.I got this book alone with easy readers on the Nile and King Tut for a unit we did on Egypt.It could also be useful for a unit on ancient mythology (when paired with books on Ancient Roman and Greek myths).

5-0 out of 5 stars entertaining introduction to Egyption Gods, for kids
Beautifully illustrated children's book. Gives basics of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, ancient Eryptian beliefs in afterlife, mummies, pyramids, and more. Great for kids, with or without a trip to the museum!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Start for Kids
My young daughter has gotten into mythology and ancient religion and this is one of the few books I've found geared towards the young reader. It contains a lot of good beginner information about the Gods/Goddesses of Egypt. I highly recommend this book for the Level 2 reader.

3-0 out of 5 stars Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
This book is good for people just starting out on studying mythology. It was a little simplistic but easy to follow, some books on mythology can getting confusing if you aren't good at remembering who is who but this onewas easy to keep track with. ... Read more

6. Egyptian Myths (The Legendary Past)
by George Hart
Paperback: 80 Pages (1997)
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Asin: 0292720769
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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"A fascinating first look at the religion and mythology of the ancient Egyptians."--Classical WorldThe rich panorama of ancient Egyptian mythology has survived through tomb paintings, temple inscriptions, and papyri.This account begins with the creation legends of Heliopolis, Memphis, and Hermopolis and illustrates the intellectual struggles of the Egyptians to explain the beginning of the world.The myths that follow range from stories about the gods -- the murder of Osiris and vengeance of Horus, Isis and the seven scorpions, Sakhmet and the virtual slaughter of mankind -- to fables such as the Shipwrecked Sailor and the Enchanted Island.Through these delightful and often amusing tales, we can appreciate more fully the beliefs and imagination of the ancient Egyptians. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A good overview but not without its flaws
As a big fan of ancient Egypt, I found this book to be a great resource that broadly covers the big themes in Egyptian mythology. Complex issues abound and researchers continue to unravel the political underpinnings of these tales. Hart handles this very adeptly, but to an American reader, his voice tends to interfere with the narrative; he often in finds some metaphors droll and the sexuality is couched in almost Victorian terms. His observations clearly indicate he feels he writes on the subject from a higher, much more civilized perspective.

2-0 out of 5 stars not what I expected
In buying this book I was hoping to get an idea of the stories in Egyptian mythology since I knew little about it.I was disappointed however because the author spends too much time in my opinion on the origins for learning the myths rather than the actualy stories.He goes into great detail describing the temples and shrines that the actual glyphs were found in.He even goes to the lengths of telling what museum some of these artifacts can be found in.While this is also an interesting subject, in buying a book entitled Egyptian Myths I was really hoping just to learn what they were.

5-0 out of 5 stars an excellent introduction to the subject of mythology
Written by one of the most prominent and eminent Egyptologists of the modern era, this book covers, amongst others, creation myths and relates in vivid and colourful detail the myths of Horus and Seth, Isis and Osiris,together with the ever-popular myth of kingship, the myth of cataclysm, andIsis and the scorpions. The book examines closely renowned Ancient Egyptianbooks, such as The Book of Am-Duat, the Book of Caverns, and The Book ofGates, with the express aim of providing the visual and textual backdrop tothe myths. Imhotep, the architect of the Third Dynasty pyramid of Djoser atSaqqara, features prominently in the mythology of ancient Egypt. Hartcaptures eloquently the life and history of Imhotep, as well as theconstruction and perpetuation of his divinity status in later times. Thesehistorical and mythological perspectives make, along with amusing storiessuch as *The Shipwrecked Sailor* and *The Tale of Two Brothers*, forabsorbing and informative reading. ... Read more

7. Egyptian Mythology
by Don Nardo
Library Binding: 128 Pages (2001-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book
This volume presents well-written retellings of several ancient Egyptians myths, including the famous myth of Osiris, in which he dies and becomes the lord of the afterlife.The author,Don Nardo,who usually writes about ancient Greece and Rome, seems equally at home in ancient Egypt.His style is, as usual, clear, informative, and at times dramatic.The illustrations are good too, but would have been better in color rather than black and white.But I still highly recommend the book. ... Read more

8. Egyptian Myths (Graphic Mythology)
by Gary Jeffrey
Hardcover: 48 Pages (2006-01-30)
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Ancient Egypt conjures up images of pyramids, mummies, and legendary figures. This book brings this stunningly deep and rich culture to life with compelling myths that will win over any and every avid young reader. Drama, pathos, and suspense bring to life the myths of Isis and Osiris, the story of Ra, and the myth of how Horus fights Seth. ... Read more

9. Egyptian Mythology
by Aude Gros de Beler
Hardcover: 132 Pages (2003-01-01)
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The desire to understand Egyptian mythology is often, irrespective of religious preference, part of a search for the source of our spirituality and for the light that has been throwing a particular glow on humankind's ambitions and metaphysical speculations for thousands of years.

So to enter the pantheon of ancient Egypt is to try and understand the complex relationships that united gods to humans. It is to try to reach through multiple transpositions -- half human, half beast -- the divine nature that haunts all civilizations.

The complex theology of the Egyptians is made clear in this book through surveys of:
-- The stories and legends surrounding 50 Egyptian deities
-- Their icons and representations
-- Symbols, amulets, scepters, and crowns
-- A lexicon of divinities
-- Hieroglyphs: signs and determinatives

This volume, with its authoritative text, explanatory charts, chronologies, and handsome full-color illustrations is a must for all with an interest in the past, ancient civilizations, and man's quest for the divine throughout history. ... Read more

10. Awakening Osiris: The Egyptian Book of the Dead
by Normandi Ellis
Paperback: 232 Pages (2009-06-05)
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Asin: 0933999747
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is one of the oldest and greatest classics of Western spirituality.Until now the available translations have treated these writings as historical curiosities with little relevance to our contemporary situation. This new translation made from the hieroglyphs approaches this text as a profound spiritual document capable of speaking to us today. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Spiritually uplifting
One of the best written books I have ever read.The poetry is beautiful and really brings the translation to a higher level.This book is my version of the bible, and some of the chapters have helped me to understand the origin and true meaning behind some of the bible's far fetched tales.I would recommend this book to any and everyone.The Egyptians were highly evolved spiritually.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
I read the Chapter "The Bath" first.A few paragraphs into it, I felt like reading it out aloud.So I did.And it felt so good.Half way through it I found myself start crying.When I finished the chapter, tears were all over me.I can't even identify where this emotional impact comes from.All I can say is that these words are magic!

5-0 out of 5 stars Transcendent, Magnificent Interpretation of a classic text
I purchased this book a while ago. This text is a poetic reinterpretation of the Book of the Dead. Wow. This is probably the most lyric translation of an ancient work I've ever read. The recent Mitchell translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh is the only other thing even in the ballpark.

Not only is this marvelously well-written, the theological-philosophical content is amazing and you can finally recognize it thanks to the style of the author. There are some profound things to meditate on in this book. This is probably the only text that "new age" types enjoy that I've ever really enjoyed, too.

Highly Recommended to lit buffs, persons with an interest in egypt, and those seeking a meditation text.

A final note. 2 different people have borrowed this book and never returned it. If that's not a testament to how good it is, I don't know what is. I'm online now buying my 3rd copy. The only other book I've lent out that's been stolen more is "A People's History of the World".

5-0 out of 5 stars book is just awsome
when i bought this book i had no idea how awsome it was going to be, and once i started reading it i coulnt put it down! it is a must have for anyone working there own path.

5-0 out of 5 stars Northeast African Wisdom
This is a beautiful translation of the Ancient African wisdom found in the nile valley. It shows how thoughtful, reflective, & simply gorgeous the African people were, not to mention the intellect in creating theses stories. You can read them over and over, getting something new out of them every time. ... Read more

11. Greek and Egyptian Mythologies
Paperback: 294 Pages (1992-11-15)
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Asin: 0226064549
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The seventy-two entries in this volume explore, among other topics, the history, geography, and religion of Greece, Plato's mythology and philosophy, the powers of marriage in Greece, heroes and gods of war in the Greek epic, and origins of mankind in Greek myths.Ancient Egyptian cosmology, anthropology, rituals, and religion--closely linked to Greek mythology--are also discussed. "In a world that remains governed by powerful myths, we must deepen our understanding of ourselves and others by considering more carefully the ways in which the mythological systems to which we cling and social institutions and movements to which we are committed nourish each other.Yves Bonnefoy's Mythologies not only summarizes the progress that has already been made toward this end, but also lays the foundation for the difficult work that lies ahead."--Mark C. Taylor, New York Times Book Review"The almost 100 contributors combine, with characteristic precision and élan, the arts of science and poetry, of analysis and translation.The result is a treasury of information, brilliant guesswork, witty asides, and revealing digressions.This is a work of genuine and enduring excitement."--Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian cience Monitor ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars WORST SHIPPING IN THE WORLD!!!!!!! (read whole review)
I purchased the book on 12/16 and I have a five page report due 1/8. They send it two, TWO, weeks after I bought it on 1/2. They tell me it is going to come two weeks later. Now I cant even use it for my report. This is the worst shipping ever!!!!!!!!! I don't recommend buying from them when you have a fast report to do. I could of got it from ebay and got it three weeks faster. I recommend going to barnes and nobles for this book for a cheaper price and more efficiency. They also never respond to your emails so don't even try sending one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible...insightful...inspiring...
I could attempt to write a review of this work, but
it is so rich, satisfying, informative, and inspiring
a volume that I would rather quote from the back
cover, which seems to me to sum up the perfections of
this compilation.
articles, reproduced in full [in English translation]
with illustrations, from the acclaimed two-volume
MYTHOLOGIES. Written by distinguished scholars, the
articles explore a fascinating variety of themes and
topics.The section on Greek myth surveys mythologies
of creation, power, war, death, and sexuality; articles
on gods, goddesses and their cults bring fresh perspectives
to our understanding of religion in Greek societies.The
discussions of myth in Egypt are equally wide ranging --
from cosmology, anthropology, ritual, and religion to the
cults of Isis and the fate of the Egyptian gods from the
Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.
"The articles offer illuminating examples of the working
of myth in cultures past and present -- how we create, use,
and are guided by systems of myth to answer fundamental
questions about ourselves and our world: Where do we come
from? Who are we? How shall we live? What happens when we
"Building on perspectives developed by such scholars as
Claude Levi-Strauss and Georges Dumezil, and drawing on
such diverse sources as the history of religions,
anthropology, archaeology, literature, and linguistics,
the contributors define a new approach to the study of
myth in society.Rather than simply cataloging gods
and symbols, the articles in MYTHOLOGIES explore the
complex working of myth in past societies and in our lives
-- Back Cover.
The "Introduction: The Interpretation of Mythology"
is incredibly rich and informative.It includes the
essays (never dry or dull! -- always extremely interesting
and inspiring) on: Toward a Definition of Myth. The

Interpretation of Mythos: Nineteenth and Twentieth-
Century Theories. Myth and Writing: The Mythographers.
Prehistoric Religion. "Nomadic Thought" and Religious
The essays in the rich Part 2 section on Greek mythology
contain such topics (which really interested me) as:
Myth in the Greek City: The Athenian Politics of Myth.
Philosophy and Mythology, from Hesiod to Proclus.Plato's
Mythology and Philosophy. The Neoplatonists and Greek
Myths.Greek Cosmogonic Myths.And these are only some
of the many.
The Part 3 section on Egypt contains such topics as:
Egyptian Cosmogony.Egyptian Anthropology.The Divine
and the Gods in Ancient Egypt.Egyptian Rituals.Death
in Egyptian Religion.Meroitic Religion.The Cults of
Isis among the Greeks and in the Roman Empire.Isis
the Magician, in Greek and Coptic Papyruses.The Fate
of the Egyptian Gods from the Middle Ages to the
Eighteenth Century.And that is the full list of
titles in that section.
All in all, this work is even more stimlating and
insightful than Robert Graves, and I would even put
which I also own and use. ... Read more

12. Legends of the Egyptian Gods: Hieroglyphic Texts and Translations
by E. A. Wallis Budge
Paperback: 352 Pages (1994-06-16)
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Asin: 0486280225
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Great Egyptologist’s selection of nine of the most interesting and important Egyptian legends in hieroglyphic texts with literal translations on facing pages. Included are The Legend of the Creation, The Legend of the Destruction of Mankind, The Legend of Ra and the Snake-Bite, The Legend of Isis and Osiris and five more, enhanced with 19 illustrations from Egyptian art.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Overview
Sir Wallis Budge did a great job of providing a summary and then a highly detailed image of Egyptian beliefs in this book.He includes the hierogliphic texts so that one can do the homework themselves.Everyone that is serious about religious studies should own this book.Christians might be surprised as to what's in this book as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great corpus
This book has a great amount of text to learn hieroglyphs. Unfortunatenaly, I don't know if the translations are good, because I'm starting to learn...

4-0 out of 5 stars for students of egyptian
Kim Ringenbach's review would seem to refer to a different book - this one consists entirely of Egyptian legends presented in their original hieroglyphic form with Budge's translation. One would have preferred photostats or photos of the actual documents - as it is, the texts are written in Budge's font style, which is clear and easy to read, but doesn't give much practice in reading actual texts. However, this is a very useful document for those who are studying Egyptian. I was hoping for some more populist legends like the story of Sinuhe or the Shipwrecked Sailor - these are the typical "official" stories of creation and the gods.

5-0 out of 5 stars All This Boring Intellectual Stuff!Classic Egyptology!
Gimme back my Marvel Comics!Who wants all this stuff with all words and no color comic panels?Yech!They expect me to read all these paragraphs!!!Come on, if you don't know anything about the subject material, stick with Captain Marvel and reading boxes of Cheerios.This is one of the modern world's greatest Egyptologists presenting nine of the greatest myths of ancient Egypt, translated directly from the hieroglyphs.It doesn't get much better than this.No, you won't see any color glossies of Harrison Ford, and they do use long words made up of even six, seven, sometimes eight characters.And some of the sentences even contain as many as ten words!Or more!All in a row!But this is the real stuff, primary source material.Written thousands of years ago.True what the ancient Egyptians had to say probably doesn't quite compare to visceral, heady thrills of the adventures of Captain Marvel.But for the rest of the literate and educated world, this is required reading if you're seriously interested in ancient Egypt and their mythology.

3-0 out of 5 stars in regards to the previous review
I haven't read much of this book but just by paging through it it appears that the majority of the book is translations of hieroglyphic texts, accompanied by the hieroglyphics, so the previous review should probably be taken with a grain of salt. ... Read more

13. The Dawn of Astronomy: A Study of Temple Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians
by J. Norman Lockyer
Paperback: 464 Pages (2006-04-28)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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This celebrated study — derived from Lockyer's belief that ancient Egyptian monuments were constructed "in strict relation to the stars" — explores the relationship between astronomy and architecture in the age of the pharaohs. The author addresses one of the many points already extensively investigated by Egyptologists: the chronology of the kings of Egypt.
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but Lost Star of Myth and Time is better
If you are interested in this book, you'll LOVE "Lost Star," by Cruttenden. You also might want to read Swami Sri Yukteswar's little book, "The Science of Religion," - even though it requires sustained concentration on every word. More accessible are related passages in Paramahansa's "Autobiography of a Yogi." ... Read more

14. Egyptian [Mythology]
by Wilhelm Max Müller, James George Scott
Paperback: 560 Pages (2010-01-12)
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

15. Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Geraldine Pinch
Paperback: 160 Pages (2004-07-08)
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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. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An expert guide through the maze of Egyptian myth
There is no Egyptian Hesiod or Ovid.Still less is there anything from ancient Egypt that is like the Bible or the Koran.Instead, we have certain core myths that recur in fragmentary forms (mythemes) and in countless variations, down through the centuries.Enacting these myths, we have deities who constantly get killed and reborn, who take on various animal guises and, most confusingly, often merge with one another to form composite deities.

Making sense of this disparate and perplexing data, so different in flavor from the more familiar Greco-Roman or Norse myths, is a huge task.Geraldine Pinch succeeds splendidly, especially given the very restricted space she has here.

Pinch has a very readable style, free from scholarly pomposity, but without any dumbing-down.She clearly knows and loves her subject, and recognizes the difficulties of getting to grips with it.This is an enjoyable and authoritative introduction to the mythology that helped sustain Earth's first great civilization for thousands of years.
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16. Egyptian Myths and Mysteries
by Rudolf Steiner
Paperback: 151 Pages (1987-06)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Evolution human
Rudolf Steiner goes through the evolution of humans... I could formulate it differently for Rudolf Steiner communicates in lenght about animal forms, Atlantis etc. but the main focus is how everything has evolved into the human form of today and will evolve in the future. To make the listeners (all are verbal lectures which are recorded in this book) Rodulf Steiner communicated about:
- Zodiacal Signs in relationship to development of human body
- Evolution of animal(-like) forms up to the human form
- Some about Atlantis about the state of consciousness entities had at that time and then explained how that changed through time after Atlantis period (post-Atlantis civilization) - this also linked with intitiation:
1) Indian
2) Persian
3) Egyptian-Assyrian-Babylonian-Chaldean
4) Grecian-Roman (aka Greco-Latin)
5) [American]
6) Christian

- Atlantis development and then organ forming (lungs, brains) very briefly.
- The forming of male and female bodies (throuhg Osiris and Isis influence).

What I like about this book is that Rudolf Steiner went relatively in-depth with his explanation but still stayed on the surface enough, which makes it an in-depth but still understandable book for beginners into this matter... it is not too in-depth.

Rudolf Steiner tried to explain all this by using the stories of the Egyptian Mysteries as a reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Egyptian Myths and Mysteries
if "Esoteric Sience" (the evolution of the earth) left you with questions, this will answer some...

once you started reading you don't want to stop, (except to recapitulate...)

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the most esoteric books in print.
In this book, Steiner gives a compelling and very astute description of the zodiacal signs and their relationship to the formation of the physical body. This is a book that artists, astrologers and anyone interested in theevolution of the human form will find absolutly facinating. ... Read more

17. Egyptian Mythology (Mythology Around the World)
by Janell Broyles
Library Binding: 64 Pages (2006-05-30)
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18. The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses (Routledge Dictionaries)
by George Hart
Hardcover: 192 Pages (2005-05-17)
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The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses contains one of the most comprehensive listings and descriptions of Egyptian deities. Now in its second edition, it provides:

  • a new introduction
  • updated entries and four new entries on deities
  • names of the deities as Hieroglyphs
  • a survey of gods and goddesses as they appear in classical literature
  • an expanded chronology and updated bibliography, together with a list of relevant websites
  • drawings of the gods and emblems of each district
  • a map of ancient Egypt and a time chart

Presenting a vivid picture of the complexity and richness of imagery in Egyptian mythology, students studying Ancient Egypt, travelers, visitors to museums and all those interested in mythology will find this an invaluable resource.

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19. Egyptian Myths (Gift Books)
by Jacqueline Morley
Hardcover: 64 Pages (1999-09-30)
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Eleven tales of the gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt give a coverage of the Egyptian thinking about gods and human life. There is an introduction to the world of the Ancient Egyptians, and a guide to the major gods and goddesses. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The best of the lot for a coherent, not overly complicated picture
We rate this books tops for a coherent, not overly complex telling of Egyptian mythology.Unlike some of the books we've read, this one doesn't try to include every detail of every deity, making it a superb place to start.If your scholar takes an interest in Egyptian mythology, he or she will have a good basis on which to sort out the myriad complex details that so many other books include.Our scholar is six, and we read the stories together as a family ... we started after dinner, and he begged for 'just one more" until well past bedtime.Just what we look for in our educational materials!

5-0 out of 5 stars Learn the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
This book was a wonderful introduction to the Egyptian beleifs for our 8 year old.Morley tells the myths with style and simplicity.This book is truly intended for an older child, but we read it to him, and he was able to understand the more difficult story lines.As with all myths, the myths themselves are graphic and attempt to explain the unknown and this raised some great questions.Morley handled these difficult elements with grace and care.From the flooding of the nile to the afterlife, this book read one story at a time was a great addition to our ancient egypt unit study.The art work was colorful and pleasant (except for one rendering of a mummy that my son did not like), but the images of the gods were quite lovely. ... Read more

20. Egyptian Myths (Myths from Many Lands)
by Kathy Elgin
Paperback: 48 Pages (2009-01)
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A collection of beautifully illustrated myths from different parts of the world ... Read more

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