Egyptian Religion: Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life
Cosimo, Inc., Aug 1, 2005 - Social Science - 212 pages
A prolific Victorian Egyptologist explores, in this class book first published in 1899, the position of Ra, Osiris, Set, and Isis among the diverse pantheon of numerous deities of ancient Egypt, as well as their domination of the collective imagination of this sophisticated civilization. Hymns from The Book of the Dead illustrate the beliefs of the Egyptian peoples regarding the afterlife, judgment after death, resurrection, and immortality.The writings of E.A. Wallis Budge are considered somewhat controversial today because of his use of an archaic system of translation, but useful illustrations and an abundance of information make them necessary resources for students of the ancient world as well as those of the evolution of historical study. Conveying the beauty and power of the religion of ancient Egypt, this fascinating book remains an important work today.Sir E.A. WALLIS BUDGE (1857-1934) was curator of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities at the British Museum form 1894 to 1924. Among his many works of translation and studies of ancient Egyptian religion and ritual is his best-known project, The Egyptian Book of the Dead.
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Abydos Amen Anubis Apep beatified behold thy belief boat Chapter comest cometh creator dead deceased says Disk divine earth Egypt ELYSIAN FIELDS eternity existence Eye of Horus father goddess goeth Hail Hapi hath Hathor head heart heaven Heliopolis Heracleopolis Hetep Homage to thee Horus Hunefer hymns ideas Isis judgment Khepera Khnemu king land live Maat Maati Meskhenet mighty mother mummify Nebseni NEGATIVE CONFESSION Nephthys neter Nile Osiris Papyrus peace period Praise be unto prehistoric primeval Ptah religious texts resurrection right and truth Sekhet-Aaru Sektet shrine soul spirit spiritual body stablished Sun-god symbol Tattu Tefnut Temu therein things Thoth thou art thou didst thou dost thou exalted Power thou hast thou lord thou risest thou shalt thou who art thy Majesty thy name thyself tomb Typho Un-nefer underworld unto thee Vth dynasty words worship