Tales of Ancient Egypt

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141338229

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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These stories include the great myths - of Amen-Ra, who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis, seaching the waters for her dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth. But there are also tales told for pleasure about magic, treasure and adventure - even the first ever Cinderella story. With a witty introduction by award-winning author, poet and former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen.

Egyptian Mythology

Author: Dale Hansen

Publisher: Cascade Publishing

ISBN: 9781922346186

Category: History

Page: 62

View: 7589

Few civilizations hold the lure and appeal as ancient Egypt. Renown for their colossal temples, ornate tombs and an elaborate god mythology, ancient Egypt is a land of romance, mystery, and appeal for young and old. Prepare to be amazed as you dive deep into one of the most influential and rich cultures the world has ever seen.

Ancient Egypt

Author: Marcia Williams

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076365308X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3494

Retells nine tales of ancient Egypt, including the story of Ra rising from the waters of the Nile to create the gods of the earth, sky, and rain.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Nobrow Press

ISBN: 9781910620205


Page: 212

View: 2918

The most important myth in Ancient Egypt is faithfully retold in all its filthy, hilarious glory!

Forgotten Gods

Author: Pierre Macedo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995974241


Page: N.A

View: 3714

There was a time when the gods were an important part of humankind's life. Men and women worshiped their deities in search of protection, health, good harvests, and everything that was the responsibility of some god. In Ancient Egypt, the Egyptians promoted great festivals, rituals, and ceremonies dedicated to the dozens of gods in their culture, among whom we can highlight Isis, Osiris, Ra, and Horus. In Greece, the Olympian gods played an even more active role on earth. Greek mythology is rich in stories that tell how the gods related to the Greek people, sometimes even talking and passing on their knowledge directly to them. The Norse people greatly valued the inhabitants of the kingdom of Asgard, such as the great Odin, the strong Thor, and the brave Frey, offering them sacrifices in exchange for prosperity, safe travel, among others. These and so many other gods were forgotten with the advent of the Christian era, and their cult was virtually extinct. This book attempts to rescue the memory of the major Egyptian, Greek and Norse gods through tales and legends that tell their stories and adventures.

Egyptian Gods

Author: Stephan Weaver

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1523947195

Category: History

Page: 24

View: 5938

The gods of Ancient Egypt conjure up images of hieroglyphs with animal-headed people, fantastic civilizations, and a past that seems both unimaginably distant and still tenuously connected to the present day. Although the names Ra, Anubis, and Isis still linger today in modern fiction, the truth about these gods reveals the ancient Egyptians themselves. Inside you will read about... ✓ Osiris ✓ Anubis ✓ Isis ✓ Ra ✓ Maat ✓ Hathor ✓ Wadjet ✓ Nefertum And many more! A look at the principal gods of Ancient Egypt gives insight into the culture of world's first great civilization. Even today, their moments, their obelisks, and their pyramids endure and remind us that people can leave lasting marks on the world that humble and inspire us all.

The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems, 1940-1640 BC

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839664

Category: Poetry

Page: 298

View: 5369

"This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Ancient Egyptian fictional literature (c.1940-1640 B.C.). Composed by an anonymous author in the form of a funerary autobiography, the Tale tells how the courtier Sinuhe flees Egypt at the death of his king. His adventures bring wealth and happiness, but his failure to find meaningful life abroad is only redeemed by the new king's sympathy, and he finally returns to the security of his homeland. Other works from the Middle Kingdom include a poetic dialogue between a man and his soul on the problem of suffering and death, a teaching about the nature of wisdom which is bitterly spoken by the ghost of the assassinated King Amenemhat I, and a series of light-hearted tales of wonder from the court of the builder of the Great Pyramid."--Jacket.


Author: Roy Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781514183045


Page: 128

View: 9519

Learn the Secrets of the Pharaohs and Ancient Egypt!No matter how much you know about modern culture, there's no escaping the fact that ancient myths still impact our world today. Have you ever wondered why Ancient Egyptian mythology has stood the test of time? Ancient Egypt/Mythology can give you a better understanding of Egypt and its culture. It includes information on over 35 different Egyptian gods. You'll learn their "life stories" and how they are related to each other. Also, you'll find out their various spheres of influence, which cities they're identified with, and how they are said to have helped the people of Egypt. Satisfy your curiosity - learn the legends of popular deities like Isis, Osiris, and Horus. You can impress and entertain your friends and family with your new knowledge of these fascinating tales! Purchase Ancient Egypt/Mythology Now to find out about this rich and exciting culture - and the stories they've passed down to us.

Our World's Story

Author: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: 9780153020506

Category: History

Page: N.A

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