Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction
- Written by an expert but with the general reader in mind
- Thematically arranged
- Emphasizes diversity of source material
- Simply and concisely explains and illuminates a fascinating and complex world
The complex world of Egyptian myth is clearly illuminated in this fascinating new approach to ancient Egypt. Geraldine Pinch explores the cultural and historical background behind a wide variety of sources and objects, from Cleopatra's Needle and Tutankhamun's golden statue, to a story on papyrus of the gods misbehaving. What did they mean, and how have they been interpreted? The reader is taken on an exciting journey through the distant past, and shown how myths of deities such as Isis and Osiris influenced contemporary culture and have become part of our cultural heritage.
Readership: Anyone with an interest in Egyptology, comparative mythology, 'New Age' religions and occult ideas about Egypt, those interested in Black cultural history.