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The Egyptian Myths Garry J. Shaw

The Egyptian Myths By Garry J. Shaw

The Egyptian Myths by Garry J. Shaw


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Summary

A guide to Egyptian mythology that explores how the ancient Nile-dwellers explained the world around them. It delves into the origins of life, the creation and evolution of the world, and the reigns of the gods on earth, before introducing us to the manifestations of Egypts deities in the natural environment.

The Egyptian Myths Summary

The Egyptian Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends by Garry J. Shaw

This handy guide to Egyptian mythology explores how the ancient Nile-dwellers explained the world around them. It delves into the origins of life, 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 the trials and tribulations of the life hereafter. This is the perfect introduction for modern readers to the mysteries of Egyptian mythology.

The Egyptian Myths Reviews

'The myths are presented here in a down-to-earth manner, consistent with the spirit of the texts, exposing the gamut of human emotion from the rage of the solar deity to the lamentations of the widowed Isis' - History Today
'Provides an excellent introduction to the myths of ancient Egypt and is to be recommended to anyone who is trying to get their head around the subject' - Egyptian Archaeology
'With academic authority and enjoyable style, assisted by numerous, well-chosen illustrations of gods and goddesses, Shaw's book is a lively introduction to its subject' - Current World Archaeology

About Garry J. Shaw

Garry J. Shaw is an Egyptologist and travel writer who regularly writes for the Art Newspaper and has contributed to Apollo magazine, History Today, Current World Archaeology and Timeless Travels. He is the author of many acclaimed books on Egyptology, and also teaches online Egyptology as a part-time tutor for Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education. Shaw has taught at the American University in Cairo and the Egypt Exploration Society, London, and has also worked for archaeological projects in Egypt, Turkey and the UK.

Table of Contents

Preface * Intro * Part I: 1 Disorder and Creation; 2 The Reigns of Kings Re, Shu, and Geb; 3 The Reign of King Osiris; 4 The Reign of King Seth and the Triumph of Horus) * Part II: 5 The Mythic Environment; 6 Dealing with the Invisible in Daily Life; 7 The Trials of the Duat (A Guide); 8 Your Judgement and Life as an Akh) * Epilogue

Additional information

GOR005889873
9780500251980
0500251983
The Egyptian Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends by Garry J. Shaw
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
20140317
224
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