Egyptian Myths (The Legendary Past)

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The rich panorama of ancient Egyptian mythology has survived through tomb paintings, temple inscriptions, and papyri. This account begins with the creation legends of Heliopolis, Memphis, and Hermopolis and illustrates the intellectual struggles of the Egyptians to explain the beginning of the world. The myths that follow range from stories about the gods-the murder of Osiris and vengeance of Horus, Isis and the seven scorpions, Sakhmet and the virtual slaughter of mankind-to fables such as the Shipwrecked Sailor and the Enchanted Island. Through these delightful and often amusing tales, we can appreciate more fully the beliefs and imagination of the ancient Egyptians.

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A fascinating first look at the religion and mythology of the ancient Egyptians.

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The rich panorama of ancient Egyptian mythology has survived through tomb paintings, temple inscriptions, and papyri. Through these delightful and often amusing tales we can appreciate more fully the beliefs and imagination of the ancient Egyptians.

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ISBN 10: 0292720769 ISBN 13: 9780292720763
Publisher: University of Texas Press, 1990
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