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The complete gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt

Author: Richard H Wilkinson
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, [2003]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With hundreds of illustrations and specially commissioned drawings, this is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Wilkinson
ISBN: 0500051208 9780500051207 9780500284247 0500284245
OCLC Number: 51668000
Description: 256 pages : 338 illustrations (some color), color map ; 26 cm
Contents: I. Rise and Fall of the Gods : --
Birth of the Gods --
Rule of the Gods --
Decline of the Gods --
II. Nature of the Gods : --
Forms of the Divine --
Manifestations of the Gods --
Egypt and Monotheism --
III. Worship of the Gods : --
Care of the Gods --
Popular Religion and Piety --
Relationships with the Divine --
IV. Kingship and the Gods : --
Between Gods and Men --
Deceased and Divine --
Kingship Among the Gods --
V. The Catalogue of Deities : --
Many Faces of the Divine --
Groups of Deities --
Male Anthropomorphic Deities --
Female Anthropomorphic Deities --
Mammalian Deities --
Avian Deities --
Reptile, Amphibian and Fish Deities --
Invertebrate and Insect Deities --
Inanimate Object Deities --
Epilogue: A Lasting Legacy.
Responsibility: Richard H. Wilkinson.
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