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    DescriptionThis is the first English translation of a highly appealing volume originally published in French in 1993. Informed by a sense of wonderment at divine doings, it treats the ancient Egyptian gods as if they were an ethnic group that captured the fancy of ethnologists or sociologists.The book begins with a discussion of the gods' community as a society unto itself. The authors describe the structures of the society of the gods and some of the conflicts that frequently upset it, with individual gods acting to protect their own positions in an established hierarchy and struggling to gain power over their fellows. The nature of their immortal but not invulnerable bodies, their pleasures, and their needs are considered. What did they eat, the authors ask, and did they feel pain? The second part of the book cites familiar traditions and little-known texts to explain the relationship of the gods to the pharaoh, who was believed to represent them on earth. By performing appropriate rites, the pharaoh maintained a delicate equilibrium, balancing the sky home of the sun god, the underworld of Osiris and the dead, and the earth itself. While each world was autonomous and had its own mythological context, the separate spheres were also interdependent, requiring the sun's daily course and the pharaoh's ritual actions to ensure the cohesion of the universe.


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    Title
    Daily Life of the Egyptian Gods
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dimitri Meeks, By (author) Christine Favard-Meeks, Translated by G. M. Goshgarian
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801482489
    ISBN 10: 0801482488
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    DC21: 299.31
    DC22: 299.31
    LC subject heading:
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLCPR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 299/.31
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A13364000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    LC classification: BL2450.G6 M4413 1996, L2450.G6M4
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, NHG
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    24
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    03 October 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca