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Egyptian Myth and Legend

Egyptian Myth and Legend

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By (author) Donald MacKenzie

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  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Format: Paperback | 180 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 279mm x 10mm | 535g
  • Publication date: 2 June 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1477584447
  • ISBN 13: 9781477584446
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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In our introduction we deal with the divergent character of some of the ancient myths so as to simplify the study of a difficult but extremely fascinating subject. It is shown that one section of the people recognized a Creator like Ptah, who begot himself and "shaped his limbs" ere he fashioned the Universe, while another section perpetuated the idea of a Creatrix who gave birth to all things. At the dawn of history these rival conceptions existed side by side, and they were perpetuated until the end. It is evident, too, that the theologies which were based on these fundamental ideas had undergone, ere the fusion of peoples occurred, a sufficiently prolonged process of separate development to give them a racial, or, at any rate, a geographical significance.

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Donald Alexander Mackenzie (1873 - 2 March 1936) was a Scottish journalist and folklorist and prolific writer on religion, mythology and anthropology in the early 20th century.