The Egyptian Myths

A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends


An accessible introduction to the world of ancient Egyptian myth and legend


ISBN: 9780500251980 Category:

Garry J. Shaw


Which gods created the world according to the ancient Egyptians? How did they explain the sun’s movements and its disappearance at night? In what ways did mythology permeate their lives? And what did they believe happened in the afterlife? This handy guide to Egyptian mythology explores how the ancient Nile-dwellers explained the world around them.

The text delves into the origins of life, the creation and evolution of the world, and the reigns of the gods on earth, before introducing us to the manifestations of Egypt’s deities in the natural environment; the inventive ways in which the Egyptians dealt with the invisible forces all around them; and the trials and tribulations of the life hereafter.

Additional information

Weight 424 g
Dimensions 13.7 x 20.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 March 2014
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Dimensions 13.7 x 20.4 cm
Weight 424 g


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Garry Shaw is Honorary fellow at the University of Liverpool.