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Gods and Myths of Ancient Egypt

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Robert Armour's classic text, long cherished by a generation of readers, is now complemented with more than 50 new photographs and line drawings that show the gods and goddesses in their characteristic forms. Armour maintains a strong narrative thread with illuminating commentary in his lively, vigorous retelling of stories from Egyptian mythology, including those of the s ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2016 by American University in Cairo Press (first published February 1st 1986)
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Lady-R
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, owned
Una recopilación bastante completa y amena de la mitología egipcia.
En las (relativamente) pocas páginas que tiene, creo que hace una síntesis muy buena de los principales Dioses de Egipto, agrupados en "familias" y lugares de origen de culto para que sea más fácil aclararse entre tantas deidades. Se narran también los principales mitos de una forma muy comprensible y entretenida.
Resumiendo... a pesar de ser un tema denso y lioso, no se hace tostón en ningún momento. Muy recomendable como complem
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Vandita
Jul 31, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
A classic book explaining the myths and gods of ancient Egypt written in a lively and easy to read style. Stories and myths are re-told with simplicity, with reference to where we can see the same in the monuments in Egypt and with photographs and drawings of all Gods in their characteristic forms. As it is not a heavy, reference book, it is an ideal accompaniment for those travelling to Egypt to explore ancient Egyptian temples and monuments. All the reliefs and paintings will get a new meaning ...more
Ruth
May 28, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have loads of books on Ancient Egypt but picked this up second hand in the Oxfam shop on Edgeware Road. Excellent, short, no-nonsense book on the gods and where their stories came from. Its by an academic who is not an Egyptologist but actually a professor of English. He understands stories and what needs to be said about them.
Hazy
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun to read. Wish there was more detail in the stories, but it's a nice introduction if you're interested in the subject.
Tar Buendía
Buena introducción a la mitología. Me gusta que esté ilustrado y que tenga los apéndices al final.
Dolores
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Libro de lectura amena para un primer acercamiento a la mitología egipcia.
Ana Fernández
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Obra de lectura obligatoria para todo el que quiera adentrarse en el mundo de la mitología egipcia. He leído bastante sobre esta civilización y éste es el primer autor que –en mi humilde opinión– hace una síntesis perfecta sobre los principales dioses y mitos. No obstante, es necesario que se tenga en cuenta que se trata de una síntesis hecha sobre un mundo de una complejidad inmensa, por lo que quizás no sea una obra adecuada para alguien que quiera profundizar en ello a un nivel muy exigente. ...more
Islam Salah
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
آلهة مصر و أساطيرها
كتاب جيد و به كم كبير من المعلومات عن معتقدات القدماء المصريين من الدولة القديمة و بداية عصر الاسرات حتى العصر البطلمي قبيل ظهور الديانة المسيحية.
الكتاب جيد و مقسم تقسيم جيد لكل آله (نتر) و اسطورتها و علاقتها بالآلهة الاخرى أعضاء الثالوث منها و التاسوع
Olivia King
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Egyptians are weird.
Paco Gómez Gálvez
Buen libro para introducirse en la mitología y la religión de los antiguos egipcios, la cual vale mucho la pena conocer no sólo por sus historias sino también por su interesante simbología que es reflejo del entorno y la naturaleza del Nilo.
Ahmed Donia
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful journey through the ancient egyptians' culture.....well written!
Belinda
May 30, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Disappointing. Buy it for the back references. The text itself is a waste of time when others like Pinch handle the myths better.
Galder
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy buen libro para quien quiera iniciarse el complejo mundo de la mitología y la religión del Antiguo Egipto.
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