Lewis Spence's Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends PDF

By Lewis Spence

ISBN-10: 0486265250

ISBN-13: 9780486265254

This great in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, construction myths, Egyptian priesthood, cult of Osiris, quite a few deities, e-book of the lifeless, alchemy, Egyptian artwork and magic, legends, and a bunch of alternative interesting themes. An erudite, essentially written paintings, superior with over 50 images and illustrations.

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In this palace was another immense hall, its dimensions being 423 feet by 234 feet. It contained 542 mud pillars, 52 inches square. It communicated with five smaller halls. "The pillars were whitened, and the ceilings were painted with vine. " Many of the mansions and houses afford some beautiful specimens of the decorative art of those days. Remains of the domestic architecture of the Old Kingdom are not numerous, but the general plan seems to have been much the same as in the later periods. The small antiquities discovered, such as utensils, clothes, weapons, amulets, and other articles which have been found in great numbers, fill in the picture of the domestic life of ancient Egypt; while temple and fortress and monument tell of the religion, the warfare, and the enterprise in that distant epoch.

The number of these provinces varied from one period to another, but the average seems to have been between thirty-five and forty. It would serve no purpose to enumerate the gods of the various nomes in this place, as many of them are obscure, but as each deity is dealt with the nome to which he belongs will be mentioned. Several nomes worshipped the same god. e provinces Khnemu was worshipped, and Hathor 111 SIX. The Egyptian Idea of God The word by which the Egyptians implied deity and, indeed, supernatural beings of any description was neter.

In this palace was another immense hall, its dimensions being 423 feet by 234 feet. It contained 542 mud pillars, 52 inches square. It communicated with five smaller halls. "The pillars were whitened, and the ceilings were painted with vine. " Many of the mansions and houses afford some beautiful specimens of the decorative art of those days. Remains of the domestic architecture of the Old Kingdom are not numerous, but the general plan seems to have been much the same as in the later periods. The small antiquities discovered, such as utensils, clothes, weapons, amulets, and other articles which have been found in great numbers, fill in the picture of the domestic life of ancient Egypt; while temple and fortress and monument tell of the religion, the warfare, and the enterprise in that distant epoch.

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