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The ancient gods speak : a guide to Egyptian religion

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, myths, the afterlife, 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 28 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
Print Book, English, ©2002
Oxford University Press, Oxford, ©2002
xxi, 405 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
9780195154016, 0195154010