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Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends

Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends

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by Lewis Spence

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"Let us walk in the gloom of the pyramids, in the cool shadows of ruined temples, aye, through the tortuous labyrinth of the Egyptian mind itself, trusting that by virtue of the light we carry we shall succeed in unravelling to some extent the age-long enigma of this mystic land." — from Chapter One.
In this classic study, a noted mythologist made perhaps the

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Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found the book to be very informational for the beginner as an introduction to Egyptian mythology. However I was taken back by the words 'savage' to describe peoples who worship other deities other than the Judeo-Christian God and Jesus Christ. While the original author speaks of Native American, Aboriginal, Egyptian and other ancient and tribal religions with admiration, he always finds a way to discover fault in their belief system in a way that would heighten Christian thought. He is also careful to skirt the issue of challenging the truth of Christianity while taking aim at other religions, some of which are still thriving today. I'm dissapointed that this piece was printed as it was without a disclaimer about the original author's time period and how it was kept as it was not to ruin its integrity... if that's why the archaic or closed-minded ideology was left in the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Quoting my second-grader, 'It inspired me to read more about Egypt.' After reading this book, she brought many books on pyramids, mummies and in general Egypt from her school library. My daughter wants to buy this book for her personal collection. I am all in support for it. It is a great book to read for bed-time stories. Wonderful book to give as a gift to any age group. Thanks for coming up with a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is definately one you need in your collection!
Anonymous 4 months ago
NO MYTHS?!?!! I feel like it's my first year of collage.I'M 11 YEARS OLD! C'MON PEOPLE!!! (BOREING) blah.blah.blah.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im talking about this in my class