From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us through 3000 years of changing stories and, in retelling them, shows us what they mean. Gathered from pyramid friezes, archaological finds and contemporary documents, these vivid and strange stories explain everything from why the Nile flooded every year to their beliefs about what exactly happened after death and shed fascinating light on what life was like for both rich and poor. Lavishly illustrated with colour pictures, maps and family trees, helpful glossaries explaining all the major gods and timelines of the Pharoahs and most importantly packed with unforgettable stories, this book offers the perfect introduction to Egyptian history and civilization.
Author: Roger Lancelyn Green
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2011-07-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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. With a witty introduction by award-winning author, poet and former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen.
Author: Donald P. Ryan
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Release Date: 2018-10-18
Spend 24 hours with the ancient Egyptians. Ancient Egypt wasn't all pyramids, sphinxes and gold sarcophagi. For your average Egyptian, life was tough, and work was hard, conducted under the burning gaze of the sun god Ra. During the course of a day in the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor), Egypt's religious capital, we meet 24 Egyptians from all strata of society - from the king to the bread-maker, the priestess to the fisherman, the soldier to the midwife - and get to know what the real Egypt was like by spending an hour in their company. We encounter a different one of these characters every hour and in every chapter, and through their eyes see what an average day in ancient Egypt was really like.
Der historische Roman stellt das Erstlingswerk des Schriftstellers Georg Ebers dar und erzählt die Geschichte der ägyptischen Prinzessin Nitetis, die den babylonischen Fürsten Cambyses II. heiraten soll. Als allerdings einer seiner Eunuchen Cambyses einflüstert, dass Nitesis eigentlich dessen Bruder Bartja liebe, nimmt das Verhängnis seinen Lauf.
Der 12-jährige Ziegenhirt Hylas weiß nicht, wie ihm geschieht, als ihn in den Bergen plötzlich mysteriöse Krieger angreifen – albtraumhafte Gestalten in Rüstungen aus schwarzem Leder, umgeben von einem Dickicht aus Speeren, die Gesichter mit Asche beschmiert. Diese schwarzen Krieger wollen Hylas töten. Er weiß nicht, warum, aber er muss entkommen. Und so beginnt seine Reise über Land und Meer. Seine einzigen Verbündeten sind Pirra, die rebellische Tochter einer Hohepriesterin, und ein Delfin namens Filos. Aber die schwarzen Krieger sind erbarmungslos. Doch warum nur jagen sie Hylas ... und wie soll er überleben?
Lady of Life. Lady of Magic. Lady of the Stars. These are some of the titles given to Aset, the ancient Egyptian Goddess commonly known as Isis. She is a goddess of kingship, sovereignty of Heaven and Earth, magic, knowledge, healing, divination and owns Ra's Hidden Name. Presented here is a collection of over 100 modern poems to the Goddess, exploring her myths, manifestations, aspects and mysteries.
Author: Neil Philip
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-11-02
Genre: Social Science
The world's great fables, sagas and legends dramatically retold. Myths are the greatest stories ever told. Passed down over millennia, they are the templates for all our stories, with their eternal themes of creation and destruction, fate and cunning, heroism and cruelty, sensuality and war. Retold here are nearly 200 myths - from Prometheus defying Zeus to create man to the destruction of Troy; and from valiant battles against Frost Giants and Cyclopes to the heroic quests for the Golden Fleece and Holy Grail - including a commentary on their origins, common themes and meanings. Compellingly written, concise and with each myth illustrated with an iconic image, Myths in Minutes is the perfect way to understand and enjoy the world's major fables. Includes the great Ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian legends: The Labours of Heracles; The Gods of Olympus; Zeus defeats the Titans; Hades and the Underworld; Theseus and the Minotaur; The Gorgons; Perseus and Andromeda; Oedipus and the Sphinx; The Judgment of Paris; The Trojan Horse; The Odyssey; Jason and The Golden Fleece; Romulus, Remus and the Founding of Rome; Mars, the God of War; The Eye of Ra; The Murder and Resurrection of Osiris; and more. The best of Celtic, Norse, Eastern, American, Oceanic and African myths: Gilgamesh and the Great Flood; Odin's Great Sacrifice; Thor's Adventures in the Land of the Giants; The Treachery of Loki; Ragnarok - The Last Battle; The Eight Immortals; The War Between the Sun and the Stars; Quetzalcoatl, The Plumed Serpent; Ganesh, the Elephant-headed; Ananse and the Sky God; King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table; the age-old stories of the Aboriginal Dreaming; and many; many more.