THE ROUTLEDGE DICTIONARY OF EGYPTIAN GODS AND GODDESSES ROUTLEDGE DICTIONARIES

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A Dictionary Of Egyptian Gods And Goddesses

Author : George Hart
ISBN : 9781134930128
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 39.14 MB
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Students of archaeology, travellers, visitors to museums and all those interested in mythology will value this comprehensive handbook. It details the major gods and goddesses and presents a broad survey of others, giving a vivid picture of the complexity and richness of the imagery of Egyptian mythology.
Category: Social Science

The Routledge Dictionary Of Gods And Goddesses Devils And Demons

Author : Manfred Lurker
ISBN : 0415340187
Genre : Religion
File Size : 85.3 MB
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From classical Greek and Roman mythology to the gods of Eastern Europe and Mesopotamia; from Nordic giants to Islamic jinns and Egyptian monsters, this dictionary is packed with descriptions of the figures most worshipped and feared around the world and across time. Fully cross-referenced and with over 100 illustrations, it also features two appendices listing the functions and attributes shared by these deities and demons. Covering over 1800 of the most important gods and demons from around the world, this is the essential resource for anyone interested in comparative religion and the mythology of the ancient and contemporary worlds.
Category: Religion

Gods And Myths Of Ancient Egypt

Author : robert a armour
ISBN : 9774246691
Genre : History
File Size : 64.50 MB
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Robert Armour's classic text, long cherished by a generation of readers, is now complemented with more than 50 new photographs and line drawings that show the gods and goddesses in their characteristic forms. Armour maintains a strong narrative thread with illuminating commentary in his lively, vigorous retelling of stories from Egyptian mythology, including those of the sun god Ra, the tragic death and rebirth of Osiris with the help of Isis, the near-burlesque of Horus' battle with the evil Seth, and the 'gods of the intellect' Thoth and Maat. Now with an updated bibliography and glossary as well as new charts showing the gods at a glance and ancient Egyptian chronology in brief, this book is sure to inform and enchant a new generation of readers.
Category: History

Dictionary Of Gods And Goddesses

Author : Michael Jordan
ISBN : 9781438109855
Genre : Goddesses
File Size : 75.79 MB
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Presents brief entries describing the gods and goddesses from the mythology and religion of a wide variety of cultures throughout history.
Category: Goddesses

The Routledge Dictionary Of Literary Terms

Author : Peter Childs
ISBN : 0415340179
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 56.4 MB
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Examines the significance and history of a wide range of terms and phrases related to the analysis of literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Dictionary Of English Language Studies

Author : Michael Pearce
ISBN : 9780415351874
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 22.48 MB
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Serves as a guide to the richness and variety of the English language for both students and the general reader.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

History Of Humanity From The Third Millennium To The Seventh Century B C

Author : Sigfried J. de Laet
ISBN : 9231028111
Genre : Civilization
File Size : 32.58 MB
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The second volume covers the first two and a half thousand years of recorded history, from the start of the Bronze Age 5,000 years ago to the beginnings of the Iron Age. Written by a team of over sixty specialists, this volume includes a comprehensive bibliography and a detailed index.
Category: Civilization

Sheela Na Gigs

Author : Barbara Freitag
ISBN : 9781134282487
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 63.29 MB
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Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they were folk deities with particular responsibility for assistance in childbirth. This fascinating survey sheds new light on a controversial phenomenon, and also contains a complete catalogue of all known Sheela-na-gigs, including hitherto unrecorded or unpublished figures.
Category: Social Science

The Penguin Book Of Myths And Legends Of Ancient Egypt

Author : Joyce Tyldesley
ISBN : 9780141963761
Genre : Religion
File Size : 43.49 MB
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From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us through 3000 years of changing stories and, in retelling them, shows us what they mean. Gathered from pyramid friezes, archaological finds and contemporary documents, these vivid and strange stories explain everything from why the Nile flooded every year to their beliefs about what exactly happened after death and shed fascinating light on what life was like for both rich and poor. Lavishly illustrated with colour pictures, maps and family trees, helpful glossaries explaining all the major gods and timelines of the Pharoahs and most importantly packed with unforgettable stories, this book offers the perfect introduction to Egyptian history and civilization.
Category: Religion

Dictionary Of Chinese Symbols

Author : Wolfram Eberhard
ISBN : 9781134988648
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 80.94 MB
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This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature and in Chinese customs and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely. `An ideal reference book to help one learn and explore further, while simultaneously giving greater insight into many other aspects of Chinese life ... the most authoritative guide to Chinese symbolism available to the general reader today ... a well-researched, informative and entertaining guide to the treasure trove of Chinese symbols.' - South China Morning Post
Category: Social Science