Handbook of Egyptian Mythology

Handbook of Egyptian Mythology

by Geraldine Pinch
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576072428

ISBN-13: 9781576072424

Pub. Date: 09/17/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Spanning ancient Egyptian culture (ca. 3200 B.C.E. to C.E. 400), the Handbook of Egyptian Mythology is the only complete survey of Egyptian mythology of its kind available in English.  See more details below

Overview

Spanning ancient Egyptian culture (ca. 3200 B.C.E. to C.E. 400), the Handbook of Egyptian Mythology is the only complete survey of Egyptian mythology of its kind available in English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576072424
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/17/2002
Series:
World Mythology Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,072,248
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Table of Contents

Chronology
1Introduction1
What Is a Myth?1
Myth and Geography2
History and the Sources of Egyptian Myth4
Protodynastic (Dynasty 0) and Early Dynastic Periods (Dynasties 1-2): c. 3200-2686 B.C.E.5
Old Kingdom (Dynasties 3-6) and First Intermediate Period (Dynasties 7-11): c. 2686-2055 B.C.E.8
Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period (Dynasties 11-17): c. 2055-1550 B.C.E.12
New Kingdom (Dynasties 18-20) and Third Intermediate Period (Dynasties 21-24): c. 1550-747 B.C.E.19
Late Period and Ptolemaic Period (Dynasties 25-30 and the Ptolemies): 747-30 B.C.E.31
Roman Period: 30 B.C.E.-395 C.E.40
Post-Pharaonic Egypt45
2Mythical Time Lines57
Linear Time57
Cyclical Time89
3Deities, Themes, and Concepts99
Aker99
Akhet99
Ammut100
Amun (Amon, Ammon, Amen)100
Anat (Anath, Anta)102
Andjety (Anedjeti)102
Anti (Anty)103
Anubis (Anpu, Inpw)104
Anuket (Anukis)105
Apis105
Apophis (Apep)106
Arsaphes108
Ash108
Astarte (Ashtarte)108
Aten (Aton)109
Atum (Atem)111
Baal112
Babi (Baba)112
Baboons113
Banebdjedet (Banebdjed)114
Bastet (Bast, Boubastis, Pasht)115
Bat117
Bata117
Benu Bird (Phoenix)117
Bes and Beset118
Birds120
Boats121
Cattle123
Crocodiles126
Djed Pillar127
Ennead of Heliopolis128
Eye of Ra128
Eyes of Horus131
Feline Deities132
Geb135
Hand of Atum136
Hapy (Hapi)136
Hathor (Hwt-hr)137
Hatmehyt139
Heh Gods139
Heka (Hika)139
Heqet (Heqat, Hekat)139
Heryshef (Arsaphes, Harsaphes)141
Hippopotamus Goddesses141
Horemakhet (Harmachis)143
Horus (Hor)143
Horus the Child (Harpokrates, Harpocrates)146
Hu147
Ihy148
Imhotep (Imouthes)148
Ipet (Opet)149
Isis149
Iusaas152
Khentamentiu (Khentamenti)152
Khenty-Khety152
Khepri (Khepry, Khopri)152
Khnum (Chnum)153
Khonsu (Khons, Chons)155
Kings and Princes156
Lotus158
Maat (Ma'et)159
Mafdet161
Magicians161
Mahes (Mihos)163
Mehet-Weret (Mehurit, Methyer)163
Mehit (Mehyt, Mekhit)164
Meretseger164
Meskhenet164
Min164
Montu (Mont, Month)165
Moon166
Mut (Mout)168
Nefertem (Nefertum)169
Nehebkau169
Neith (Neit)169
Nekhbet170
Nemty171
Neper (Nepri)171
Nephthys171
Nun (Noun, Nu)172
Nut (Nout)173
Ogdoad of Hermopolis175
Onuris (Anhur, Inhur, Inhert)177
Osiris178
Pakhet180
Primeval Mound180
Primeval Ocean181
Ptah181
Ra (Re, Pre)182
Raet-Tawy (Raiyet)185
Ra-Horakhty185
Renenutet (Ernutet, Hermouthis, Thermouthis)185
Satet (Satis) and Anuket (Anukis)186
Sekhmet (Sakhmet)187
Serqet (Serket, Selkis)189
Seshat (Sechat)190
Seth (Set, Sutekh)191
Seven Hathors194
Shai (Shay)194
Shed195
Shentayet195
Shezmu195
Shu (Schu, Chou) and Tefnut (Tefenet)195
Sia and Hu (Hw)198
Snakes198
Sobek (Suchos)200
Sokar (Soker, Sokaris)202
Sons of Horus204
Sopdet (Sothis)205
Sopdu (Sopedu, Soped)205
Sothis206
Souls of Pe and Nekhen206
Sphinx206
Stars and Planets207
Tatjenen (Tatenen)209
Taweret (Tweret, Taurt, Thoeris)209
Tayet209
Tefnut209
Thoth209
Two Ladies211
Wadjyt (Wadjet, Ouadjet, Uto)213
Wepwawet (Upwaut)213
Weret-Hekau214
Wosret214
4Egyptian Myth: Annotated Print and Nonprint Resources215
Print Resources215
Nonprint Resources224
Glossary227
App.: Primary Sources233
Index239
About the Author257

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