The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt Hardback
Part of the Complete S. series
A comprehensive and authoritative illustrated guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Ancient Egyptian religion and society.
It examines the evolution, worship and eventual decline of a huge pantheon, from minor figures such as Bas, Babi, Ba-Pef and Taweret to the all-powerful Osiris, Amun, Hathor, Isis and Re.
The author considers the differing manifestations, iconography and cult centres of the deities and their fluctuating popularity.
He also examines levels of worship, from the king's formal rituals and festivals to popular access and personal piety.
The accompanying photographs and drawings depict tomb paintings, temple reliefs, statues and other iconography.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, 338 illustrations, 132 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 19/05/2003
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9780500051207
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Review by BrynDahlquis
Fascinating. Best source of information on Egyptian gods that I've found so far, but it seems like Richard H. Wilkinson has an awful lot to say about a civilzation which is mostly unknown.