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Egyptian Myths A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends

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ISBN-10: 0500251983

ISBN-13: 9780500251980

Edition: 2014

Authors: Garry J. Shaw

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This survey of Egyptian mythology explores how the ancient Nile-dwellers explained the world around them. It delves into the creation and evolution of the world and the reigns of the gods on earth, before introducing us to the manifestations of Egypt’s deities in the natural environment; the inventive ways in which the Egyptians dealt with the invisible forces all around them; and their beliefs about life after death. Through his engaging narrative, Garry Shaw guides us through the mythic adventures of such famous deities as Osiris, the god murdered by his jealous brother Seth; the magical and sometimes devious Isis, who plotted to gain the power of the sun god Re; and Horus, who defeated…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 4/22/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.35" wide x 7.99" long x 1.03" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Garry J. Shaw completed his doctorate in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, and has taught at the at the American University in Cairo.