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The gods of the Egyptians : or, Studies in Egyptian mythology

Author: E A Wallis Budge, Sir
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1969.
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In this book is presented practically everything known about the high gods, the local gods, demigods, demons and mythological figures of Khem. The author provides full information on the origins of the ancient religion; its peculiarly Egyptian aspects; evolution of cults, rites and gods; the priesthoods; the heretical aberration of Ikhnaten and the Aten cult; the cult of Osiris; the Book of the Dead and its rites;  Read more...
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Budge, E.A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934.
Gods of the Egyptians.
New York : Dover Publications, 1969
(DLC) 72091925
(OCoLC)97634
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E A Wallis Budge, Sir
ISBN: 0486220559 9780486220550 0486220567 9780486220567 9780486141527 0486141527 9780486139982 0486139980
OCLC Number: 97634
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations (some folded, color), plates ; 24 cm
Contents: V. 1. The gods of Egypt ; Conception of god and the "gods" ; Primitive gods and nome-gods ; The companions of the gods in heaven ; The underworld ; Hell and the damned ; The oldest company of the gods and the creation ; History of the creation of the gods and of the world : hieroglyphic text with interlinear transliteration and translation ; Rā, the sun-god, and his forms ; The myths of Rā ; The legend of Rā and Isis : hieroglyphic text with interlinear transliteration and translation ; The destruction of mankind : hieroglyphic text with interlinear transliteration and translation ; Thoth, and Maāt and the other goddesses who were associated with him ; Hathor and the Hathor-goddesses ; The Horus gods ; The great triad of Memphis, Ptaḥ, Sekhet, and I-em-ḥetep --
v. 2. Ȧmen, and Ȧmen-Ra, and the triad of Thebes ; Ḥāpi, the god of the Nile ; The triad of Elephantine ; Ȧten, the god and disk of the sun ; The great company of the gods of Heliopolis ; Osiris ; Hymns to Osiris ; Hymns to Osiris from the "Book of the dead" ; Hymn to Osiris : hieroglyphic text with interlinear transliteration and translation ; The names of Osiris ; Plutarch's mythological history of Isis and Osiris ; Ȧsȧr-Ḥāpi or Serapis ; Isis ; The sorrows of Isis ; Set and Nephthys ; Ȧnpu or Anubis ; Cippi of Horus ; Foreign gods ; Miscellaneous gods.
Other Titles: Studies in Egyptian mythology
Responsibility: by E.A. Wallis Budge.
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In this book is presented practically everything known about the high gods, the local gods, demigods, demons and mythological figures of Khem. The author provides full information on the origins of the ancient religion; its peculiarly Egyptian aspects; evolution of cults, rites and gods; the priesthoods; the heretical aberration of Ikhnaten and the Aten cult; the cult of Osiris; the Book of the Dead and its rites; the sacred animals and birds; heaven and hell, and much other secret wisdom that has been discovered hidden in mummy cases or written on tomb walls. The text is profusely illustrated, with many reproductions of tomb and mummy-case paintings, while many full texts are presented, with both hieroglyphs and translation.

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