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Legends of the Gods

By: E. A. Wallis Budge
Published By: Double9 Books
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Legend of The Gods by Ernest Alfred Wallis is a piece of historical writing which was originally published in 1912. It provides information about the ancient Egyptians, explaining in detail their heritage, culture, language, history, and magic. Insights about Egyptian mythology, deaths of Horus, Isis and Ra, the myths associated are all explored in this text. Budge was an Egyptologist and from his extensive experience he crafted this book and also included original hieroglyphs which are translated in the book to get a deeper understanding of the ancient Egyptians. The Legend of the Creation is found in the third work which is given in the papyrus, and is called the "Book of overthrowing Apep" (i.e., Osiris) This contains a string of spells that were recited when certain prescribed ceremonies were being performed. Apep's "Book" describes the origin not only of heaven, and earth, and all therein, but also of God himself. The name of Apep is not mentioned, and it is impossible to explain its appearance in the Ritual unless we assume that the whole 'Book' was regarded as a spell.

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E. A. Wallis Budge

E.A. Wallis Budge spent his life from 1857 to 1934. From 1894 to 1924, Budge oversaw the collection of Egyptian and Assyrian artifacts at the British Museum. He was also a Hebrew Scholar, a Tyrwhitt Scholar at the University of Cambridge, and a Former Scholar of Christ's College. He amassed a sizable collection of papyri texts in Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and Egyptian. He took part in a lot of archaeological excavations in Sudan, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. The Papyrus of Ani, popularly known as the Egyptian Book of the Dead, was translated by Budge. He also examined a number of Egyptian rituals, languages, and religious practices. His written contributions included a comprehensive dictionary of hieroglyphs, translated manuscripts, and hieroglyphs. The published writings of Budge covered a wide range of Egyptian cultural topics, including religion, mythology, and magical rituals. In 1920, he was knighted. On November 23, 1934, E.A. Wallis Budge passed away in London, England. In the recently renamed Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities, Budge first worked at the British Museum in 1883. He was at first assigned to the Assyrian section but soon moved to the Egyptian section.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 166 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357271457
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271455
  • Item Weight: 199.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.5 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / Ancient / Egypt