The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (Hardcover)

By Richard H. Wilkinson

Thames & Hudson, 9780500051207, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2003

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Paperback (1/31/2017)

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Description


- "Rise and Fall of the Gods" considers the origins of Egypt's deities, their struggles to control cosmic forces, and their eventual decline.
- "Nature of the Gods" examines the forms, appearances, and manifestations of the deities, as well as the transcendence of preeminent deities such as Amun.
- "Worship of the Gods" introduces the rituals and mysteries of formal Egyptian worship, including the importance of temples and festivals.
- "Kingship and the Gods" discusses the all-important position of the king, who served as a bridge between the gods and humanity.
- "The Many Faces of the Divine" is a unique catalogue of Egypt's gods and goddesses grouped according to their primary forms, discussing their iconography, mythology, and worship, and their influence over time.

With hundreds of illustrations and specially commissioned drawings, this is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society.