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10. The blessing of the mummy: the mythology of death

10. The blessing of the mummy: the mythology of death  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0011
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chapter
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9780192803467
The culture of mythology of Ancient Egypt provides a different source of inspiration to modern culture than that of Ancient Greece. This is mostly for horror stories, such as the notion of ... More
8. The eyes of heaven: pairs and sequences

8. The eyes of heaven: pairs and sequences  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0009
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chapter
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9780192803467
The ‘sacred eye’ of Egypt brings together the two most important elements in Egyptian religion: the solar cult and the Osiris cult. The sacred eye is now one of the best known symbols of ... More
7. Death

7. Death  

Ian Shaw

in Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2021
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Jan 2021
eISBN: 
9780191880667
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198845461.003.0007
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9780198845461
‘Death’ describes ancient Egyptian attitudes to death and the cult of Osiris, looking at the tomb of King Djer at Abydos. The tomb has been regarded as the ultimate, quintessential royal ... More
4. The beautiful moment: creation myths

4. The beautiful moment: creation myths  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192803467
Egyptologists and theologians have always been fascinated by the Shabaquo Stone which preserves the contents of a scroll. The text of this scroll is the Memphite Theology and is a major ... More
5. Black Land, Red Land: the landscapes of myth

5. Black Land, Red Land: the landscapes of myth  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0006
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chapter
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9780192803467
Modern Egypt may be around 90% desert, but until the 5th millennium bc the Nile Valley was a big swamp and the uplands was a vast savannah. The Ancient Egyptians were hunters and ... More
6. Lord of the Two Lands: myths of nationhood

6. Lord of the Two Lands: myths of nationhood  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0007
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chapter
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9780192803467
To many, Tutankhamun's mask is the face of Ancient Egypt. His buried treasures allude to a wide range of myths. ‘Lord of the Two Lands: myths of nationhood’ examines in detail myths ... More
Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction  

Geraldine Pinch

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.001.0001
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book
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9780192803467
Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction explores the cultural and historical background behind a wide variety of sources and objects on Egyptian mythology, from Cleopatra's ... More

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