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Ancient Egypt Gods Myths Thoth Anubis Osiris Bast Ptah Isis Khepri Horus Sekhmet

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,181) 99.3%, Location: Ferndale, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122155399151 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! The Gods of the Egyptians: Studies in Egyptian Mythology (volume 2), with 229 Illustrations, Including 6 in Full Color by E.A. Wallis Budge. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 431 pages. Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc; (1969). Thoth, the ibis-headed god of wisdom, inventor of the art of writing. Osiris, the dead god who arose and set the pattern for death and resurrection gods ever since. Isis, the great mother goddess, wandering through the reed swamps. Anubis, jackal-headed conductor of the dead. Bast, the cat goddess. Set, the evil serpent. Ptah, the living mummy. For more than 2,500 years, since the days of Herodotus, students have found the gods of ancient Egypt a source of fascination and wonder. Strange beings who lived in a world of their own (as opposed to the human gods of the European peoples); irrational powers and menaces. Sometimes animal-like, sometimes superhuman, sometimes incalculable in their evil potentialities. They still have the power to move men’s thoughts. By far the most thorough, most useful coverage of the gods of Ancient Egypt is the present book by Dr. Budge of the British Museum, one of the foremost Egyptologists of the modern era. In it is presented practically everything known about the high gods, the local gods, demigods, demons, and mythological figures of Khem. Dr. Budge provides full information on the origins of the ancient religion and its peculiarly Egyptian aspects. On the evolution of cults, rites, and gods; the priesthoods; the heretical aberration of Akhenaten and the Aten cult. As well the cult of Osiris; the Book of the Dead and its rites; the scared animals and birds; heaven and hell, and much other secret wisdom that has been discovered hidden in mummy cases or written on tomb walls. The text is profusely illustrated with many reproductions of tomb and mummy-case paintings, while many full texts are presented with both hieroglyphs and translation. Dr. Budge’s book is a standard work in the history of religion. It is also a most useful background book for anyone seriously interested in the life and thought of Ancient Egypt, and an explicator of many of the more obscure passages of the Book of the Dead. This is the unabridged republication of the original, full 1904 edition with the extra photographic plates included. Within are 94 plates, 6 of which are in color. Also 131 other illustrations. CONDITION: New oversized softcover. Dover (1969) 510 pages. Unblemished EXCEPT that there is a very small, light green stain to the upper (top) surface of the closed page edges (visible only when book is closed, not to individual pages, only to the mass of closed page edges - sometimes referred to as the "page block"). Otherwise the book is entirely pristine, inside the pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Condition of the book is entirelyconsistent with new stock from an open-shelf book store (such as Barnes & Noble, or B. Dalton for instance) wherein patrons are permitted to browse open stock, and so otherwise "new" books often have become cosmetically blemished and/or show a little handling/shelf/browsing wear. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1991b. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: This landmark work, written by the eminent Egyptologist E. A. Wallis Budge, is a complete survey of the religion and mythology of the Ancient Egyptians. Every significant religious figure is considered in depth: the primitive gods and Nome-Gods; Ra, the sun god; Thoth and Maat, Amen and Amen-Ra, Aten, Osiris, Isis, the foreign gods, and many others. Also covered are the Underworld, Creation, the Zodiac, and Sacred Animals and Birds. A number of Hieroglyphic texts with translations are included. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: Provides definitive coverage of the ancient Egyptian gods, mythological figures, religious cults, priesthoods, and esoteric practices and beliefs. Volume 2 of the work covers numerous gods of ancient Egypt by foremost Egyptologist. Information on evolution of cults, rites and gods; the cult of Osiris; the Book of the Dead and its rites; the sacred animals and birds; Heaven and Hell; and more. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: To his credit, a century ago Budge provides much useful and obscure information that modern authors tend to leave out. If you want simple definitions of the gods and goddesses, then no, these volumes aren't for you. But then the Ancient Egyptians’ religion was not a simple one. I love Budge's books more that anything because he provides the hieroglyphic texts for you to see for yourself. You don't have to rely on what someone else says they mean. There are times he makes statements about the Egyptians that are now considered untrue (i.e. that they were savages... or other statements about their religion). However if you read his other books, you will find that his opinion changed over time, and he says so in his books. I would recommend any of Budge's books for the extensive amount of information they provide, and the actual hieroglyphic texts they provide for you to translate yourself if you choose to. REVIEW: Budge describes how Judaism, Christianity and Islam all are rooted in traditional Egyptian religious practice. I found that statement highly enlightening. And although he does pay tribute to the classical Western view that ancient Egyptians were "half savage," he does clarify that he disagrees with that statement. In Budge's opinion, the Egyptians are clearly complex in their religious beliefs depending on where they lived and no broad statements of condemnation can be made about what little we understand of them. I do think he holds a high opinion of the ancient Egyptians, and although I cannot read hieroglyphics I trust that what he writes is to the best of his knowledge (at the time) correct. REVIEW: This is a comprehensive study, with copious references to original sources, hieroglyphics and all. One could buy ten different books on the Egyptian Gods and not get all of the information that is contained in these two volumes. He does, at least ostensibly, conform to the common view of the time that "culture started with Greece". However there is much content that was revolutionary for his time. In fact Budge was a major contributor to today's opinions of Egypt as a fount of wisdom. He propounded the concept that monism was implicit in the earliest phases of their religion. In general, Budge went further than anyone else to bring Egyptology to light and life, as exemplified in his translation of the “Book of the Dead”. REVIEW: Published more than 100 years ago, it still appears to carry authority. Very detailed account of Egyptian deities. Needs concentrated reading; of interest to people with more than a passing interest in the topic. New edition. 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Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. 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If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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