Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt

Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt

Book - 2002
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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; the cult of sacred animals, pyramids, magic and medicine. An appendix contains translations of Ancient Eygtian spells.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2002.
ISBN: 9780140262520
0140262520
Characteristics: 487 p. : ill.

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