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The Egyptian Myths


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Preface * Intro * Part I: 1 Disorder and Creation; 2 The Reigns of Kings Re, Shu, and Geb; 3 The Reign of King Osiris; 4 The Reign of King Seth and the Triumph of Horus) * Part II: 5 The Mythic Environment; 6 Dealing with the Invisible in Daily Life; 7 The Trials of the Duat (A Guide); 8 Your Judgement and Life as an Akh) * Epilogue

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An accessible introduction to the world of ancient Egyptian myth and legend

About the Author

Garry Shaw is Honorary fellow at the University of Liverpool.


'The myths are presented here in a down-to-earth manner, consistent with the spirit of the texts, exposing the gamut of human emotion from the rage of the solar deity to the lamentations of the widowed Isis' - History Today
'Provides an excellent introduction to the myths of ancient Egypt and is to be recommended to anyone who is trying to get their head around the subject' - Egyptian Archaeology
'With academic authority and enjoyable style, assisted by numerous, well-chosen illustrations of gods and goddesses, Shaw's book is a lively introduction to its subject' - Current World Archaeology

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