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The complete gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt

Author
Wilkinson, Richard H., author.
Title
The complete gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt / Richard H. Wilkinson.
Format
Book
Edition
First paperback edition.
Published
London : Thames & Hudson, 2017.
©2003
Description
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Notes
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2003.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-248) and index.
Contents
  • Introduction: Egyptian religion and the gods
  • Chronology
  • Map
  • 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.
Summary
"Comprehensive catalogue of the Egyptian deities, including Osiris, Amun, Hathor and Isis as well as minor figues such as Babi and Ba-Pef; surveys the evolution of the gods, their importance in Egyptian society and religion, their differing manifestations, iconography and cult centers, and their eventual decline; color photographs and drawings depict tomb paintings, temple reliefs, statues, and much more"--Cover.
Subject headings
Gods, Egyptian.
Goddesses, Egyptian.
Mythology, Egyptian.
Egypt--Religion.
ISBN
9780500284247 pbk
0500284245 pbk.

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
BL2450.G6 W56 2017
Location
Checked out Due: 03-05-2020
Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
BL2450.G6 W56 2017
Location
Columbus Library - Stacks
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