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Egyptian Myth and Legend
The Library of Alexandria is an independent small business publisher. We specialize in bringing back to live rare, historical and ancient books. This includes manuscripts such as: classical fiction, philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mythology, history, literature, politics and sacred texts, in addition to secret and esoteric subjects, such as: occult, freemasonry, a ...more
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Published February 1st 2011 by Library of Alexandria
(first published January 1st 1913)
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Sep 24, 2016 Jessica rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Partial Reading/A lot of thou's, thee's and wilts. Made it very difficult to read. The only reason I'm not giving it one star is because I enjoyed the story about Anpu and his brother. Other than that I'm glad I did not have access to the entire book.
Dec 30, 2016 Sarah Holz rated it liked it · review of another edition
In a well-intentioned attempt to explain the various influences on Egyptian cosmology, domestic and foreign, MacKenzie gets bogged down in historical dynastic minutiae that will most likely overwhelm any reader not already familiar with basic pre-Ptolemaic Egyptian history. All this results in a book that reads more like a history book than a mythological survey. That may be a result of the author trying to dress up the fact that we have only fragmentary understanding of Egyptian myth and much o ...more
I think the overall message of this book was the idea that all stories, even ones of myth, are at some point based on truth. The characters all faced problems but were able to overcome them and not be beaten by them. More often than not, the main character of each story was better off in the end. This book was mythology and fact mixed together to create well written, easy to understand stories that can be related to almost any situation, even in today's world. The stories of Osiris were all very ...more