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The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion

The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion

Hardback

Edited by Donald B. Redford

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 428 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 34mm | 638g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195154010
  • ISBN 13: 9780195154016
  • Illustrations note: numerous halftones and 1 map

Product description

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 find informative 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 from years 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.

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