From Fetish to God in Ancient Egypt
This work is divided into two parts in which Budge tried to deal with the main facts of the religious beliefs of the Egyptians from the time when the Egyptian savage filled earth, air, sea and sky with hostile evil spirits and lived in terror of the Evil Eye, and relied upon every branch of magic for help and deliverance from them, to the moment when the Egyptian nation hailed as their One God, or God One, Amen-Ra of Thebes, lord of the thrones of the world. Part I contains principal facts about the religious beliefs and thoughts of the Egyptians, and their conception of God and the gods, their enneads and triads, the religious and systems of the great cities. Magic, the cult of animals, the cult of Osiris and the Tuat, or Other World, are treated at some length. Part II is devoted to a series of revised English translations of a considerable number of fine hymns; myths, both ritual and aetiological; legends of the gods, and a few miscellaneous texts. Illustrated.
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