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Egyptian Myths

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ISBN-10: 0292720769

ISBN-13: 9780292720763

Edition: 1990

Authors: George Hart

List price: $14.95
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"A fascinating first look at the religion and mythology of the ancient Egyptians." Classical World 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 godsthe murder of Osiris and vengeance of Horus, Isis and the seven scorpions, Sakhmet and the virtual slaughter of mankindto 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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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 9/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Map
Introduction
Creation legends
The myth of kingship Isis 'Great in Magic'
The myth of cataclysm
The underworld journey of the sun god From history into legend
Tales of fantasy
Suggestions for further reading
Index