Synopses & Reviews
Volume 1 of a foremost Egyptologist's two-part work provides thorough coverage of numerous gods of ancient Egypt. Information on evolution of cults, rites, and gods; the cult of Osiris; the Book of the Dead and its rites; sacred animals and birds; Heaven and Hell; and more. Richly illustrated.
Thorough coverage of evolution of cults, rites and gods; the cult of Osiris; the Book of the Dead and its rites; the sacred animals and birds; Heaven and Hell; and more.
Volume 1 of a two-volume set by one of the foremost Egyptologists contains 16 chapters including The Gods of Egypt, Primitive Gods and Nome-Gods, Hell and the Damned, Ra the Sun-God and His Forms, Hathor and the Hathor-Goddesses, The Horus Gods, and more. Includes 49 plates, 38 illustrations.
Table of Contents
I. THE GODS OF EGYPT
"APPENDIX: UNÁS, THE SLAYER AND EATER OF THE GODS-HIEROGLYPHIC TEXT WITH INTERLINEAR TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION"
II. "CONCEPTION OF GOD AND THE "GODS"
III. PRIMITIVE GODS AND NOME-GODS
IV. THE COMPANIONS OF THE GODS IN HEAVEN
V. THE UNDERWORLD
VI. HELL AND THE DAMNED
VII. THE OLDEST COMPANY OF THE GODS AND THE CREATION
VIII. HISTORY OF THE CREATION OF THE GODS AND OF THE WORLD-HIEROGLYPHIC TEXT WITH INTERLINEAR TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION
IX. "RA, THE SUN-GOD, AND HIS FORMS"
X. THE MYTHS OF RA
XI. THE LEGEND OF RA AND ISIS-HIEROGLYPHIC TEXT WITH INTERLINEAR TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION
XII. THE DESTRUCTION OF MANKIND-HIEROGLYPHIC TEXT WITH INTERLINEAR TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION
XIII. "THOTH, AND MAAT AND THE OTHER GODDESSES WHO WERE ASSOCIATED WITH HIM"
XIV. HATHOR AND THE HATHOR-GODDESSES
XV. THE HORUS GODS
XVI. "THE GREAT TRIAD OF MEMPHIS, PTAH, SEKHET, AND I-EM-HETEP"