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The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

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ISBN13: 9780500051207
ISBN10: 0500051208
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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 evolution, worship, and eventual decline of the numerous 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."

     • "Rise and Fall of the Gods" considers the origins of Egypt's deities, their struggles to control cosmic forces, and their eventual decline.
     • "Nature of the Gods" examines the forms, appearances, and manifestations of the deities, as well as the transcendence of preeminent deities such as Amun.
     • "Worship of the Gods" introduces the rituals and mysteries of formal Egyptian worship, including the importance of temples and festivals.
     • "Kingship and the Gods" discusses the all-important position of the king, who served as a bridge between the gods and humanity.
     • "The Many Faces of the Divine" is a unique catalogue of Egypt's gods and goddesses grouped according to their primary forms, discussing their iconography, mythology, and worship, and their influence over time.

With hundreds of illustrations and specially commissioned drawings, this is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society.

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A comprehensive and authoritative illustrated guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Ancient Egyptian religion and society. It examines the evolution, worship and eventual decline of a huge pantheon, from minor figures such as Bas and Taweret to the all-powerful Amun and Re.

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Worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history, ancient Egypt's gods and goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-248) and index.

Synopsis:

According to Herodotus, Egyptians were "more religious than any other people, " and their gods and goddesses were worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history. With hundreds of illustrations, this is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society. 400 illustrations, 170 in color.

About the Author

Richard H. Wilkinson is Director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition.

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Carolin, November 14, 2008 (view all comments by Carolin)
Great reference work that covers an unsurprisingly high number of the gods and goddesses in the Egyptian pantheon considering the format and style of the book. The information is quickly and easily found when one needs to look something up. It can also be read chapter by chapter. Highly informative and concise.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780500051207
Author:
Wilkinson, Richard H.
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
New York
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Mythology, egyptian
Subject:
Gods, Egyptian.
Subject:
Goddesses, Egyptian.
Subject:
Egypt Religion.
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
The Complete Series
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20030526
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 illustrations, 170 in color
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.3 x 8 x 1.1 in 2.765 lb

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Product details 256 pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500051207 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive and authoritative illustrated guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Ancient Egyptian religion and society. It examines the evolution, worship and eventual decline of a huge pantheon, from minor figures such as Bas and Taweret to the all-powerful Amun and Re.
"Synopsis" by , Worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history, ancient Egypt's gods and goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-248) and index.
"Synopsis" by , According to Herodotus, Egyptians were "more religious than any other people, " and their gods and goddesses were worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history. With hundreds of illustrations, this is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society. 400 illustrations, 170 in color.
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