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Legends of the Egyptian Gods: Hieroglyphic Texts and Translations [Kindle Edition]

E. A. Wallis Budge
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Book Description

9 of the most interesting and important Egyptian legends in hieroglyphic texts with literal translations on facing pages. Included are The Legend of the Creation, The Legend of the Destruction of Mankind, The Legend of Isis and Osiris, and more, enhanced with 19 illustrations from Egyptian art.

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Text: English

Product Details

  • File Size: 32452 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A73FQ3G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,242,067 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful May 10, 2013
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I have few other of E. A. Wallis Budge books, if you can't get anything from this guys books something is wrong.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars for students of egyptian December 8, 2008
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Kim Ringenbach's review would seem to refer to a different book - this one consists entirely of Egyptian legends presented in their original hieroglyphic form with Budge's translation. One would have preferred photostats or photos of the actual documents - as it is, the texts are written in Budge's font style, which is clear and easy to read, but doesn't give much practice in reading actual texts. However, this is a very useful document for those who are studying Egyptian. I was hoping for some more populist legends like the story of Sinuhe or the Shipwrecked Sailor - these are the typical "official" stories of creation and the gods.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential!!! August 6, 2013
By iahes
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With the compilation contained here in, there is no way the student of Ancient Egypt should depend upon the translation of someone else. I really enjoy creating my own translations and then comparing it to those of Budge and Falkner. Of course, I feel that my translation is better, but the point is having the chance to SEE, LEARN, and READ the Ancient Egyptian HIEROGLYPHICS!!!!
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All This Boring Intellectual Stuff! Classic Egyptology! January 28, 2007
Gimme back my Marvel Comics! Who wants all this stuff with all words and no color comic panels? Yech! They expect me to read all these paragraphs!!! Come on, if you don't know anything about the subject material, stick with Captain Marvel and reading boxes of Cheerios. This is one of the modern world's greatest Egyptologists presenting nine of the greatest myths of ancient Egypt, translated directly from the hieroglyphs. It doesn't get much better than this. No, you won't see any color glossies of Harrison Ford, and they do use long words made up of even six, seven, sometimes eight characters. And some of the sentences even contain as many as ten words! Or more! All in a row! But this is the real stuff, primary source material. Written thousands of years ago. True what the ancient Egyptians had to say probably doesn't quite compare to visceral, heady thrills of the adventures of Captain Marvel. But for the rest of the literate and educated world, this is required reading if you're seriously interested in ancient Egypt and their mythology.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars in regards to the previous review July 28, 2002
By A Customer
I haven't read much of this book but just by paging through it it appears that the majority of the book is translations of hieroglyphic texts, accompanied by the hieroglyphics, so the previous review should probably be taken with a grain of salt.
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