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The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion
Incorporating the latest and best scholarship in the area, The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion provides over 90 in-depth articles ranging from Anubis, the dog-headed god of the underworld, to the Opening of the Mouth, the cultic ceremony of reanimation. Readers will find informative and fascinating entries on deities, burial practices, cults, demons, fanta ...more
Hardcover, 405 pages
Published May 2nd 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published March 25th 2002)
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This is one of THE best reference texts on Ancient Egyptian religion and culture in existence, hands down. It features a broad sampling of Egyptological authorities as contributing authors (Silverman, Englund, Manniche, among many other reputable scholars in the field), and expounds upon obscure subjects in objective detail, such as demons, bull cults, the theological underpinnings of offerings, and much more. It is an essential book for every Egyptian Polytheist's and aspiring scholar's persona ...more
is a Canadian Egyptologist and archaeologist, currently Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Pennsylvania State University. He is married to Susan Redford, who is also an Egyptologist currently teaching classes at the university. Professor Redford has directed a number of important excavations in Egypt, notably at Karnak and Mendes.More about Donald B. Redford...