General Religion


Ancient Egypt: Sacred Symbols

Author: Adkinson, Robert
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 1995

No iconography is a powerful and as copied as that of the Ancient Egyptians. This book examines the symbols used by the Ancient Egyptians, by which they tried to explain their place in the world.


Ancient Egyptian Religion

Author: Quirke, Stephen
Publisher: Dover Publications, 1993

An overview of the most important traits of the Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs.


The Cat in Ancient Egypt

Author: Langton, B.
Publisher: Kegan Paul International, 2000

A detailed visual record of art and artefacts related with the worship of the cat in Ancient Egypt.



Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt. The One and The Many

Author: Hornung, Erik
Publisher: London, Melbourne and Henly, 1983

An understandable study of Ancient Egyptian theology and an introduction of the fascinating world of Egyptian religion. It specifically goes into the question to what measure the Egyptian religion was a true polytheism.


Daily Life of the Egyptian Gods

Author: Meeks, Dimitri - Favard-Meeks, Christine
Publisher: Cornell Univ. Press, 1996

Meeks describes the Ancient Egyptian gods and their day-to-day cult in the temples as if they were a family, yielding some interesting and new insights into the concepts of religion and myth of Pharaonic Egypt.



A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Author: Hart, Georges
Publisher: London, New York, 1987

This comprehensive dictionary, covering the major gods and goddesses and presenting a broad survey of others, gives a vivid picture of the complexity and richness of the imagery of Egyptian mythology.


Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Author: Barker, Henry
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, 1999
Reading Level: ages 4 to 8

An easy introduction into the world of gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt.


Gods and Pharaohs from Egyptian Mythology

Author: Harris, Geraldine
Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books, 1993
Reading Level: Ages 9-12

Dramatically and richly illustrated presentation of myths and religious beliefs in Ancient Egypt.


The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Egypt. An Illustrated Dictionary

Author: Lurker, Manfred
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co., 1984

An alphabetically sorted overview of the gods and goddesses of the Ancient Egyptian pantheon, explaining the often complex characters of each god. A rich source for understanding Ancient Egyptian religion.


Gods, Priests and Men

Author: Blackman, Aylward.
Publisher: Kegan Paul, 1999

First publication ever of the works of Blackman on Ancient Egyptian religion. Easily accessible, this publication is a handy tool for all those interested in the religious world of Ancient Egypt.


The Great Goddesses of Egypt

Author: Lesko, Barbara S.
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999

The changing fortunes of seven Egyptian goddesses over a period of some 3000 years, by Egyptologist Lesko.


Hathor Rising: The Power of the Goddess in Ancient Egypt

Author: Roberts, Alison
Publisher: Inner Traditions Intl., 1997

A fascinating study about the changing role and status of goddesses in general and Hathor in specific, in Ancient Egypt. This book places in perspective the female, procreational aspects of divinity and its relationship with the monarchy.


Isis in the Ancient World

Author: Witt, R.E.
Publisher: John Hopkins University Press, 1997

Isis was the mother-goddess, the wife and the sorceress who used magic to revive her husband and protect her child. This is the first study about the extent and complexity of the cult's influences on Graeco-Roman and early Christian culture.


The Priests of Ancient Egypt

Author: Sauneron, Serge
Publisher: Cornell University Press, 2000

The gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt, from the perspective of the people who served them.


The Search for God in Ancient Egypt

Author: Sauneron, Serge
Publisher: Cornell University Press, 2000

The gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt, from the perspective of the people who served them.


The Star-Bearer: A Creation Myth from Ancient Egypt

Author: Hofmeyr, Dianne
Publisher: Farrar Strauss & Giroux (Juv), 2001
Reading Level: Ages 4 to 8

Key figures in Egyptian mythology spring to life in Hofmeyr's vivid narration of one of Ancient Egypt's many creation myths.



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