An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Egypt



ISBN: 9780500272534 Category:

Manfred Lurker


Why was a humble dung beetle chosen to represent the sun god as Khepri, or a desert jackal to represent Anubis, the embalmer god? Ancient Egyptian religion, with its many gods and symbols, has always been a source of wonder and mystery to the monotheistic West.

In this compact guide to the gods and symbols of ancient Egypt many puzzling and intriguing questions are answered in nearly 300 entries, ranging from Acacia to Wreath.

Over 100 illustrations, with extended captions, complement the text and the book also includes a chronological table, bibliography and index.

Additional information

Weight 403 g
Dimensions 15.9 x 24.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 May 1982
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.9 x 24.2 cm
Weight 403 g
Manfred Lurker was the founder of the international Bibliography on symbolism, iconography and mythology. He has written wisely on symbols and is considered an authority.