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Legends of Ancient Egypt

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Publisher Comments:

11 carefully chosen, highly readable stories—among the earliest literature known to Western man—provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians includes "The Scorpions of Isis," "The Princess and the Demon," "The Name of Ra," "The Regions of Night and Thick Darkness," and legends of other deities. Intended for a general reading public, the text also includes material for the more serious student of Egyptology, with information on origins of legends and where material first appeared.

Synopsis:

The 11 carefully chosen stories in this collection include legends of Osiris and the deities connected with him ("The Scorpions of Isis"), stories about other, lesser gods ("The Princess and the Demon"), and legends of Ra ("The Name of Ra"). Among the earliest literature known to us, these wonderfully readable ancient stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians and the legends that both entertained them and expressed their beliefs about this world and the next. While the book is intended for a general reading public, the author has also made available material for the more serious student of Egyptology, including information on the origins of the legends and the sources in which the material first appeared.

Synopsis:

Eleven carefully chosen stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Intended for a general reading public as well as serious students of Egyptology.

Synopsis:

Eleven carefully chosen, highly readable stories — among the earliest literature known to Western man — provide a glimpse into the lives and culture of ancient Egyptians. Includes "The Scorpions of Isis," "The Princess and the Demon," "The Name of Ra," "The Regions of Night and Thick Darkness," and more.

Table of Contents

THE PRINCESS AND THE DEMON

THE KING'S DREAM

THE COMING OF THE GREAT QUEEN

THE BOOK OF THOTH

OSIRIS

THE SCORPIONS OF ISIS

THE BLACK PIG

THE BATTLES OF HORUS

THE BEER OF HELIOPOLIS

THE NAME OF RA

THE REGIONS OF NIGHT AND THICK DARKNESS

NOTES

LIST OF GODS MENTIONED

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486411378
Author:
Murray, Margaret Alice
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Murray, M. A.
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Mythology, egyptian
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Legends -- Egypt.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Egypt
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.27 pd

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Product details 80 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486411378 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The 11 carefully chosen stories in this collection include legends of Osiris and the deities connected with him ("The Scorpions of Isis"), stories about other, lesser gods ("The Princess and the Demon"), and legends of Ra ("The Name of Ra"). Among the earliest literature known to us, these wonderfully readable ancient stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians and the legends that both entertained them and expressed their beliefs about this world and the next. While the book is intended for a general reading public, the author has also made available material for the more serious student of Egyptology, including information on the origins of the legends and the sources in which the material first appeared.
"Synopsis" by ,
Eleven carefully chosen stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Intended for a general reading public as well as serious students of Egyptology.

"Synopsis" by ,
Eleven carefully chosen, highly readable stories — among the earliest literature known to Western man — provide a glimpse into the lives and culture of ancient Egyptians. Includes "The Scorpions of Isis," "The Princess and the Demon," "The Name of Ra," "The Regions of Night and Thick Darkness," and more.
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