Author: Geraldine Pinch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2004
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.
2 Manuscripts Book 1: Egyptian Gods - The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt 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. Book 2: Ancient Egypt - A Guide to the Gods, Pharaohs, Dynasties, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt's impact on later cultures was immense. You could say that Egypt provided the building blocks for Greek and Roman culture, and, through them, influenced all of the Western tradition. Today, Egyptian imagery, concepts, and perspectives are found everywhere; you will find them in architectural forms, on money, and in our day to day lives. Many cosmetic surgeons, for example, use the silhouette of Queen Nefertiti (whose name means "the beautiful one has come") in their advertisements. Ancient Egyptian civilization lasted for more than 3000 years and showed an incredible amount of continuity. That is more than 15 times the age of the United States, and consider how often our culture shifts; less than 10 years ago, there was no Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube. While today we consider the Greco-Roman period to be in the distant past, it should be noted that Cleopatra VII's reign (which ended in 30 BCE) is closer to our own time than it was to that of the construction of the pyramids of Giza. It took humans nearly 4000 years to build something--anything--taller than the Great Pyramids. Contrast that span to the modern era; we get excited when a record lasts longer than a decade. Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary largely forgotten chapter of history.
Author: Donald P. Ryan
Release Date: 2016-08-05
Genre: Social Science
Ancient Egypt: The Basics offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the history, archaeology and influence of this fascinating civilization. Coverage includes: A survey of Egyptian history from its earliest origins to the coming of Islam Life and death in ancient Egypt Key archaeological discoveries and important characters Egypt’s impact and reception through to the modern day Lively and engaging, this is an indispensable resource for anyone beginning their studies of Egyptian history, culture and archaeology, and a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the country’s long and captivating past.
This book contains stories of the ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses from archaeological references and personal insights. It starts with stories of Ma'at, Ptah, Thoth, and Atum-Ra, then continues with tales of Ra and his children. Stories of Bast, Hathor, and Sekhmet follow, with an exploration of the Egyptian calendar. Finally, the gods of Elephantine and Thebes give their stories.
"Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to Ancient Egyptian Religion, Beliefs, and History" is a book which explores the spiritual and cultural beliefs of the ancient Egyptians. Whether you are interested in learning about the spiritual beliefs or historical facts of the ancient Egyptians, this book is packed full of information that will interest you. In this book, you will learn about: - The Gods and Goddesses of ancient Egypt - Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths - Death and The Afterlife, as understood by ancient Egyptians - Maat, the Egyptian concept of morality and order - Religious customs and burial beliefs of ancient Egypt - A look at ancient Egyptian society, including their daily lives and their technology, medicine, and science. - The ultimate legacy of ancient Egypt As well as many other amazing things from ancient Egyptian history and mythology!
Author: Linda Star Wolf
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Release Date: 2010-03-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book provides a new way to interpret and work with natal charts by integrating Western astrology and shamanism into the Egyptian pantheon. Each chapter includes sacred invocations and shamanic rituals to invite the wisdom of each Egyptian deity into your life.
Enjoy Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals From what we know of history, Egypt, along with Sumer, were the foundations of civilization. The Fertile Crescent, which stretched from the Nile Valley to the twin rivers in Mesopotamia, gave us our earliest glimpse of organized man. But organized how? For one, both locations gave us writing-hieroglyphics in Egypt and cuneiform in Sumer. There is still some debate about who was first. In this book, we will start by looking at the gods and goddesses of Kemet-Ancient Egypt. Then, we will turn our attention to the monsters which likely gave them nightmares and humbled them in their quest to bring order to the world around them.Finally, we will look at the mortals which shaped their civilization and made Egypt the bedrock of our own history. Though Egypt today is only a third-world nation, struggling with terrorism and poverty, their heritage remains vital to the understanding of who we are as a species. Just some of the topics covered in this book include: Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Horus The Sun and Creation Gods and Humans Apep: Great Snake of Chaos Sett: God of Desert, Storms, War, Evil, and Chaos Imhotep, the 27th Century BC Polymath Akhenaten, the King Who Upended Tradition Ramesses the Great Cleopatra, End of an Epoch And Much More Get the book now and learn more about Egyptian Mythology