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ISBN: 9780140262520 - Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt
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Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt

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A. Rosalie David

ISBN: 9780140262520
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd


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Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt is the first book to provide a complete historical overview of the beliefs of this extraordinary civilization, dating from its earliest settlements in 5000 B…

 

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The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile - their life source - was a divine gift. Religion and magic permeated their civilization, and this book provides a unique insight into their religious beliefs and practices, from 5000 BC to the 4th century AD, when Egyptian Christianity replaced the earlier customs. Arranged chronologically, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of half-human/ half-animal gods and goddesses; death rituals, the afterlife and mummification; and, the cult of sacred animals, pyramids, magic and medicine. An appendix contains translations of Ancient Eygtian spells.