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The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. (Books).

RICHARD H. WILKINSON

Worshipped for more than three-fifths of recorded history, Egypt's gods and goddesses were dominating forces in the lives of pharaohs and commoners alike. This abundantly illustrated volume is a comprehensive catalog of those deities from Osiris and Amun to Babi and Ba-Pef. Profiles are organized by the form the deity took: male or female, mammal or bird. Each listing discusses mythology, iconography, and worship and includes photographs and line drawings depicting the deity and showing relics. Chapters outlining the nature of ancient worship provide context for the detailed listings. Thames Hudson, 2003, 256 p., color photos/illus., hardcover, $39.95.
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