The Egyptian Gods: A Handbook – Alan W. Shorter (1937) (1st ed)

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The Egyptian Gods: A Handbook – Alan W. Shorter (1937) (1st ed)

S$56.00

Title: The Egyptian Gods: A Handbook

Author: Alan W. Shorter

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1937. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Near fine. 4 black-and-white plates. 144pp.

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From the Preface:

This little book is intended as a guide for all who are interested in the ancient Egyptian religion. The gods figure so largely upon Egyptian monuments that the study of them may truthfully be said to occupy at least one half of Egyptology. But unfortunately these deities are so numerous, their relations with each other so complicated, and their external forms so confusing that the layman is often bewildered and discouraged. The present work, therefore, aims at providing…a handbook in which he may find the most important facts concerning the Egyptian gods, and the beliefs which surrounded them, as straightforwardly as possible.

Contents:

  1. The Sun God – The Creation  – The Great Gods
  2. An Egyptian Temple – Temples of Thebes
  3. Osiris – Judgment after Death – Immortality
  4. Book of the Dead – The Book of Am Tuat – The Book of Gates
  5. The Nature of the Gods – The Gods and Magic – The Monotheism of King Akhenaten
  6. Descriptive List of the Principal Egyptian Gods
  7. Standard Books on the Egyptian Gods