The Egyptian Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends
The perfect introduction for the modern reader to the world of ancient Egyptian myth and legend. The first deities – Amun-Re, king of the gods, Ptah, divine craftsman, and Atum, Lord of Totality – and how they created the world. Legends of rebellion against the sun god and Geb’s search for the magical wig of Re. The murder of Osiris and Horus’ triumph over Seth. Powerful goddesses, such as Isis, Maat, Mut and Neith. Ghost stories, and the demonic denizens of the afterlife realm, such as Ammit, devourer of souls. The weighing of the heart during Osiris’ judgment. Informative sections on the post-pharaonic influence of Egyptian myths.Numerous illustrations from ancient sources.