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5.0 out of 5 stars One to keep.
Trying to get a little clarity into the bewildering belief systems of Ancient Egypt is not an easy task but Geraldine Pinch definitely nails it. With its multiplicity of deities whose attributes sometimes changed over the millenia, Egyptian mythology allows a variety of interpretations and too many books on the subject leave the reader more confused than enlightened. She...
Published on 19 Nov 2009 by M. Lawton

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5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Egyptian Mythology reference book
I found this quite good as a reference book - very factual, with lists of who's who, and cross references to time lines - but for anything more entertaining or a bed time read I would suggest purchasing something with more of a storyline to it.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One to keep., 19 Nov 2009
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M. Lawton (TWells, UK) - See all my reviews
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Trying to get a little clarity into the bewildering belief systems of Ancient Egypt is not an easy task but Geraldine Pinch definitely nails it. With its multiplicity of deities whose attributes sometimes changed over the millenia, Egyptian mythology allows a variety of interpretations and too many books on the subject leave the reader more confused than enlightened. She is not dogmatic in her approach and offers various interpretations but doesn't beat you to death with her encyclopedic knowledge of the subject. I thought she hit the right balance and on occasions had some profound insights to offer.

Its probably not the book to get if you know nothing of the subject, nor if you've already graduated to reading Hornung or Assman. As the title implies, it is a guide to Gods and Goddesses and the traditions from which they arose. It is not a collection of stories like the Greek myths. There are stories and anecdotes but they are not a major feature of the book.

A good all round reference work that you'll keep going back to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ancient Myths of Egypt, 4 May 2013
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An excellent read if you like ancient Egypt. Full of information. Ideal gift for those who love Egypt. Read if you enjoy a good read about ancient history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, 17 Jan 2014
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I got this as a present for my boyfriend and he loved it! He said it is very interesting and easy to read.
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5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Egyptian Mythology reference book, 14 April 2009
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I found this quite good as a reference book - very factual, with lists of who's who, and cross references to time lines - but for anything more entertaining or a bed time read I would suggest purchasing something with more of a storyline to it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Egyptian Mythology, 3 Mar 2012
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Although I havent finished the book I've found it to be a great read, the product was exactly as described and arrived in the said time frame.
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