Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt, Paperback Book

Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt Paperback


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages, 16pp b&w illustrations, maps, line drawings, photographs
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Ancient Egyptian religion & mythology
  • ISBN: 9780140262520



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