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Overview


This new series is designed to help young readers understand the origins, cultural importance and impact of world mythologies; each title focuses on one cultural or national mythology and explains how those stories reflect the culture that created them.; This title in the Mythology and Culture Worldwide series introduces readers to the elaborate mythology of ancient Egypt, providing detailed discussion of the mythology's importance to its own culture and the impact it had on subsequent cultures. The numer; This new series from Lucent Books is designed to help young readers understand the origins, cultural importance and impact of world mythologies. These books will explain how mythology reflects the culture that created it. Each volume focuses on one cultur

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420507454
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Series: Mythology and Culture Worldwide Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

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Table of Contents

Map of Ancient Egypt 4

The Heliopolitan Theogony 5

Major Characters in Egyptian Mythology 6

Introduction: Myths That Left the World Richer 8

Chapter 1 Origins of Egyptian Gods and Myths 15

Chapter 2 Mythical Accounts of the Creation 32

Chapter 3 Osiris, Isis, and the Myth of Kingship 48

Chapter 4 Myths Based on Real Characters 63

Chapter 5 The Egyptian Myths in Pop Culture 78

Notes 94

Glossary 96

For More Information 97

Index 100

Picture Credits 104

About the Author 104

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