The Oxford Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology

Author: Donald B. Redford
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 042519096X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

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

From Slave to Pharaoh

Author: Donald B. Redford
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421404095
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: History

Moving beyond recent debates between Afrocentrists and their critics over the racial characteristics of Egyptian civilization, From Slave to Pharaoh reveals the true complexity of race, identity, and power in Egypt as documented through surviving texts and artifacts, while at the same time providing a compelling account of war, conquest, and culture in the ancient world.

Handbook of Egyptian Mythology

Author: Geraldine Pinch
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576072424
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

Examines Egyptian mythology, providing an overview essay, chronology of the mythological universe, and alphabetically-arranged entries covering major deities, rituals, themes, and beliefs.

The Egyptian Myths A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends

Author: Garry J. Shaw
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500772010
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: History

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.

The Essential Guide to Possession Depossession and Divine Relationships

Author: Paxson, Diana L.
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781578635528
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Bestselling author of several fantasy novels including Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ancestors of Avalon, Diana L. Paxson now turns her attention to Trance Possession. Specifically, how to safely and effectively enter and to exit possessory trance. In possessory trance, one voluntarily offers one’s body as a vehicle for spirit work. This differs from other forms of trance in that one’s “normal” personality is replaced by a personality that is identified by oneself and one’s community as a spirit or a god. Here Paxson explores all aspects of trance possession, including: how to prepare for possessory trance how to enter and exit trance possession safely, and what to do if things get too heavy connecting with Saints and Spirits, including those found in Afro-Diasporic religions A practical book of particular interest to witches and pagans, each chapter includes two to five exercises that will assist you in your personal experiences with possession.

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

Author: David Leeming
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195156690
Release Date: 2005-11-17
Genre: Social Science

Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

The Tears of Re

Author: Gene Kritsky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199361403
Release Date: 2015-10-08
Genre: Science

According to Egyptian mythology, when the ancient Egyptian sun god Re cried, his tears turned into honey bees upon touching the ground. For this reason, the honey bee was sacrosanct in ancient Egyptian culture. From the art depicting bees on temple walls to the usage of beeswax as a healing ointment, the honey bee was a pervasive cultural motif in ancient Egypt because of its connection to the sun god Re. Gene Kritsky delivers a concise introduction of the relationship between the honey bee and ancient Egyptian culture, through the lenses of linguistics, archeology, religion, health, and economics. Kritsky delves into ancient Egypt's multifaceted society, and traces the importance of the honey bee in everything from death rituals to trade. In doing so, Kritsky brings new evidence to light of how advanced and fascinating the ancient Egyptians were. This richly illustrated work appeals to a broad range of interests. For archeology lovers, Kritsky delves into the archeological evidence of Egyptian beekeeping and discusses newly discovered tombs, as well as evidence of manmade hives. Linguists will be fascinated by Kritsky's discussion of the first documented written evidence of the honeybee hieroglyph. And anyone interested in ancient Egypt or ancient cultures in general will be intrigued by Kritsky's treatment of the first documented beekeepers. This book provides a unique social commentary of a community so far removed from modern humans chronologically speaking, and yet so fascinating because of the stunning advances their society made. Beekeeping is the latest evidence of how ahead of their times the Egyptians were, and the ensuing narrative is as captivating as every other aspect of ancient Egyptian culture.

The Oxford Essential Office Handbook

Author: Berkley Publishing Group
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425197034
Release Date: 2004-07-01
Genre: Reference

Encompassing every aspect of the office environment, this practical reference includes information on common filing systems, tips on using PowerPoint and giving presentations, a glossary of essential business terms, and advice on business writing, e-mail and telephone etiquette. Original.

Egypt and the Egyptians

Author: Douglas J. Brewer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521851503
Release Date: 2007-02-22
Genre: History

A comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to over three thousand years of ancient Egyptian civilization.

The Ancient Gods Speak

Author: Donald B. Redford
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195154010
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

It is the guide for the student, the scholar, and the general reader."--BOOK JACKET.

Writings from Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141395968
Release Date: 2016-08-25
Genre: History

'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.

Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt

Author: Rosalie David
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141941387
Release Date: 2002-10-03
Genre: Religion

The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile - their life source - was a divine gift. Religion and magic permeated their civilization, and this book provides a unique insight into their religious beliefs and practices, from 5000 BC to the 4th century AD, when Egyptian Christianity replaced the earlier customs. Arranged chronologically, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of half-human/ half-animal gods and goddesses; death rituals, the afterlife and mummification; the cult of sacred animals, pyramids, magic and medicine. An appendix contains translations of Ancient Eygtian spells.

A History of Ancient Egypt

Author: John Romer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250030108
Release Date: 2013-08-20
Genre: History

The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how, over more than a thousand years, a society of farmers created a rich, vivid world where one of the most astounding of all human-made landmarks, the Great Pyramid, was built. Immersing the reader in the Egypt of the past, Romer examines and challenges the long-held theories about what archaeological finds mean and what stories they tell about how the Egyptians lived. More than just an account of one of the most fascinating periods of history, this engrossing book asks readers to take a step back and question what they've learned about Egypt in the past. Fans of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra and history buffs will be captivated by this re-telling of Egyptian history, written by one of the top Egyptologists in the world.

The Library of Greek Mythology

Author: Apollodorus
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192839241
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Fiction

A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.