In this classic work, first published in 1899, one of the most prolific Egyptologists of the Victorian era offers his renowned insight into the magical power names, spells, and talismans held for the ancient Egyptians. How did beliefs that predated the worship of deities come to become associated with controlling gods and goddesses? How did magical amulets ward off evil spirits? What role did scarabs serve in bestowing 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 works for students of ancient civilizations as well as those of the evolution of historical study. This entertaining overview of the connection between religion and magic in ancient Egypt remain a vital resource 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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Aba-aner Abrasax Amen amulet animal Anubis Apep bandages Bekhten believed boat Book building shall flourish Chapter children of Horus Coptos crocodile dead body death deceased demon divine dreams dynasty earth Egyptians enemies eternity evil Eye of Horus fire flourish unto flourisheth four funeral Gnostic gods gold Greek hand Hathor head heart heaven hypocephalus inscribed Isis Khepera Khonsu Khufu Ladder lady lapis-lazuli linen living lord magical ceremonies magical figures magical formulae magical names magical power magician means mummified mummy name of Pepi Nectanebus Nephthys object offerings opening the mouth Osiris painted papyrus Pepi shall flourish performed possessed prayers priest Prince protection Ptah Ptah-nefer-ka pyramid shall flourish recited religious represented rubric scarab serpent Setnau seven soul spirit stone symbol talismans Telephron Teta things Thoth Thou art thou shalt thy name told tomb underworld Utchat uttered wax figures words of power
Page 7 - And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
Page 7 - And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters returned and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.