Top 10 egyptian gods and goddesses

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Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt by Geraldine Pinch

From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth.

Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the inundation, a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.
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Top 10 EGYPTIAN Gods and Goddesses

The Ancient Egyptians had a vast collection of Gods in their pantheon, but which ones were the most important?
Geraldine Pinch

Which of the Ancient Egyptian Gods Were the Most Important?

Posted By: Dattatreya Mandal January 16, For example, the cyclic pattern of the sun and seasonal pattern of Nile floods that enriched the soil played their crucial roles in establishing the water and the sun as symbols of life. The very geographical core of the ancient Egyptian civilization the fertile Nile Delta, was surrounded by arid lands and deserts populated by fringe groups of raiders and nomads. Inspired by these real-time scenarios, the Egyptians regarded their land as the haven for tranquil stability, which in turn was ringed by swathes of lawless realms thus essentially creating the trichotomy of order, chaos, and renewal; themes that are integral to the ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses. This was the epoch when Egyptian pharaohs united both the Upper and Lower realms, which in turn made such kings the focus of adulation in the religious context.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Philippe H. says:

    1. Amun was a major Egyptian deity

  2. Peter F. says:

    Ancient civilization in Egypt contains many facts , some of which still remain a secret, and this great land along the banks of the Nile has featured in both modern and ancient history.

  3. Marie L. says:

    He also symbolized death, resurrection, and the cycle of Nile floods that Egypt relied on for agricultural fertility.

  4. Sahara B. says:

    Living in Egypt meant surviving through tough floods and weather problems.

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