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Ancient Goddesses
Lucy Goodison & Christine Morris
ISBN 0299163202
© 1999 University of Wisconsin Press
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Gods and Myths of Ancient Egypt
Robert A. Armour
ISBN 9774241134
© 1986 American University in Cairo Press
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Categories :  Gods & Goddesses   Children & Young Adults   Language & Literature   Myths & Legends  
Note from Francesca : This book relates many interesting stories about the Ancient Egyptian gods. Amongst those featured are the Daily Voyage of Ra through the sky, the mythical story of Osiris and Isis, the battle of Horus with his uncle Seth, the destruction of mankind by Hathor, the secret name of Ra, the book of Toth and the famous Tale of Two Brothers. There is a useful glossary of Ancient Egyptian gods. The book is clearly written with concise and brief explanations. It is a good general reference to the myths and legends of Ancient Egypt.
Hathor and Thoth
Two key figures of ancient Egyptian religion
Claes J. Bleeker
ISBN 9004037349
© 1997 Brill Academic Publishers
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Categories :  Gods & Goddesses   Religion & Spirituality  
La déesse Neith de Saïs
I. Importance et rayonnement de son culte - II. Documentation
Ramadan El-Sayed
ISBN Unavailable
© 1982 Institut francais d’archéologie orientale (IFAO)
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book coverLe mythe de la Déesse Lointaine à Philae
Danielle Inconnu-Bocquillon
ISBN 2724702360
© 2001 Institut francais d’archéologie orientale (IFAO)
Categories :  Gods & Goddesses   Myths & Legends  
Du site de l'éditeur : Au-delà de tout ce qui a été écrit sur la Déesse Lointaine, la recherche entreprise par l’auteur sur le mythe de cette divinité a pour objectif d’appréhender la version spécifique du mythe à Philae, chaque sanctuaire développant des concepts et ensembles de concepts propres, ne serait-ce qu’en fonction de la divinité à laquelle il était dédié. Cette démarche s’effectue en deux temps : tout d’abord, l’auteur établit un corpus détaillé des références au mythe que l’on peut trouver, en précisant bien leur contexte. Dans un second temps, les différents formulaires qui apparaissent sont exposés, et le mythe «reconstruit» sur des bases nouvelles.
Les Dieux-Gardiens et la genèse des temples. I-II
Jean-Claude Goyon
ISBN 2724700155
© 1985 Institut francais d’archéologie orientale (IFAO)
Categories :  Monuments, Temples & Tombs   Gods & Goddesses  
Maât, l'Égypte pharaonique et l'idée de justice sociale
Jan Assmann
ISBN 226000671X
© 1989 Julliard
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Categories :  Civilization   Gods & Goddesses   Historical Periods   Sociology & Anthropology  
book coverThe Cult of Isis in the Roman Empire
Isis Invicta
Malcolm Drew Donaldson
ISBN 0773468943
© 2003 Edwin Mellen Press
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Reviewed by Francesca: This is a long overdue book that is much needed. Donaldson has taken a wonderful lengthy research and made it available to a wide range of readers, in this work. In Part One, he discusses the origins of the Isis and Osiris story, and continues by describing the evolution of Isis as a goddess, mother and protector. Chapters of this section cover vocation, worship and public penance ; Isiac priests and priestesses ; Isiac feasts and events in the ever-changing calendar ; and Isiac temples. In Part Two, he goes on with an explanation of each stage in the Isis Cult, and its evolution as Roman emperors succeeded each other is thoroughly analyzed. From the Late Republic to the Antonine Period, this book examines the development of the Isis cult in depth, covering the reigns of Antony, Cleopatra, Caesar, Augustus, Caligula, Domitian and Commodus.
Donaldson has put a lot of effort in finding the bibliographic material and the text shows this research. Although it does not have many photographs (it only has 6), the book will soon become a reference on the subject of Isis.
I encourage everyone to read this wonderful book. This is a definite must for anyone interested in Ancient Egyptian and/or Graeco-Roman religion.
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