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
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/10/2002
- Category: Ancient Egyptian religion & mythology
- ISBN: 9780140262520