The Ancient Gods Speak

The Ancient Gods Speak

A Guide to Egyptian Religion

Book - 2002
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Incorporating the latest and best scholarship in the area, The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion provides over 90 in-depth articles ranging from Anubis, the dog-headed god of the underworld, to the Opening of the Mouth, the cultic ceremony of reanimation. Readers will findinformative and fascinating entries on deities, burial practices, cults, demons, fantastic animals, magic, oracles, sacred writings, festivals, and other facets of Egyptian belief and practice. Each entry is written by a noted Egyptologist and contains the most up-to-date information gathered fromyears of study and research. The guide includes 35 photographs and illustrations, a detailed index, and a further reading section for those wanting to explore in more detail. With an insightful introduction by world-renowned Egyptologist Donald B. Redford, this definitive resource is essential for anyone interested in ancient Egyptians and the world they inhabited. It is the guide for the student, the scholar, and the general reader.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780195154016
Branch Call Number: 299.32 ANC
Characteristics: xxi, 405 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Redford, Donald B.
Alternative Title: Guide to Egyptian religion


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Aug 10, 2014

This book consists of articles on religious subjects culled from the Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. It's less cumbersome than the parent book, but the selection of articles is rather haphazard. The article on mythological texts, for instance, is missing. The lengthy lists of further reading that come with each article in the full encyclopedia are left out. Still, it's useful if you don't want to go to Burien or Bellevue to consult the parent volume, which KCLS doesn't allow you to check out.

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