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VINE VOICEon 19 November 2009
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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on 2 September 2016
Great!!!!
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on 11 February 2016
Excellent as always
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on 29 March 2017
WARNING! The book title and image displayed above are incorrect. The title: "Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egyp" is not this book. This book is: "Egyptian Myth a very short introduction". Two very different books, by the same author. The prices look like a bargain, but they are for the much smaller book, both in size and page number. See: Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt for the correct book for this title.
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on 21 January 2016
This book was more of academic use than a leisurely read. Would have loved it to be more entertaining and less academic.
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on 20 March 2016
Got this for a friend - says its ok
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on 18 July 2014
Bought it for a present for a young lad interested in Egypt and he loved it.
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on 23 October 2014
Did not provide the information I had hoped for
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on 4 May 2013
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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on 18 July 2014
Brilliant
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