• Egyptian Mythology

  • A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals
  • By: Matt Clayton
  • Narrated by: J. D. Kelly
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Africa
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From what we know of history, Egypt, along with Sumer, were the foundations of civilization. The Fertile Crescent, which stretched from the Nile Valley to the twin rivers in Mesopotamia, gave us our earliest glimpse of organized man. But organized how? For one, both locations gave us writing - hieroglyphics in Egypt and cuneiform in Sumer. There is still some debate about who was first.

In this audiobook, we will start by looking at the gods and goddesses of Kemet - Ancient Egypt. Then, we will turn our attention to the monsters which likely gave them nightmares and humbled them in their quest to bring order to the world around them. Finally, we will look at the mortals which shaped their civilization and made Egypt the bedrock of our own history. Though Egypt today is only a third-world nation, struggling with terrorism and poverty, their heritage remains vital to the understanding of who we are as a species.

©2017 Matt Clayton (P)2017 Matt Clayton

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I really enjoy this book. It's described as a story which makes it more fun, and easier to understand! It is for beginners or even children. I'm 32 and don't mind listening to it one bit. It's knowledgeable and you can enjoy it as well at the same time.

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Fascinating

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While I wish they used Egyptian rubrics for the artistic depictions, it does a good job of presenting Egyptian mythology without being so much over. I love that they use the Egyptian names instead of the Greek, as well.

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Packed With Good Information

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This is a nice introduction to the Egyptian Mythology. The way this book is represented is really cool. It is described as a story but yet broken into sections of the different Gods/Goddesses. It is fun to read the Egyptian Myths of creation, and also learn about each deity individually.

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A Good Introduction

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This book is a good introduction to Egyptian mythology, and I completely enjoyed it. It covers different stories, each about a different god, that tell the story from the gods' point a view. The Narrator has done a good job as well.

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Comprehensive

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The book can serve you if you want comprehensive information about ancient Kemet. Egyptian mythology will help anyone that needs to know the Kemetian deities, which are real energies. The author also shows the energies in a way that benefits the metaphysical mind. I enjoyed it.

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It began out a bit slow, yet once he got to telling of the lore of the Gods, it got better and better as it went. Those who love history will like the flow of the book, historians will find it to be remarkably fascinating, and if you are both, this is a must have book.

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A Quick Introduction

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Very informational, good for a sketch of the Egyptians ways. If you're looking for quick penetration this is a great audio book.

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Excellent

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This was an excellent book that included not only Mythology but the History and alternative less know facts about Egypt Definitely worth your time.

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Good Overview

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This is, indeed, a brief guide to the ancient Egyptian beliefs and their mythology. Though an overview, it outlines their mainstream orthodox belief system and tells the stories of how their gods were produced or born. There is a lot of good information on the priest hierarchy and how they fit into daily life, including the roles played by the pharaohs and nobility.

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Highly Recommended

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I loved this audio book. I was actually curious how the ancients lived in the past, one of my favorite civilizations is the Egyptians and this book was a really good to know more about them. I'm sure you're going to learn too much here.

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  • 01-21-18

Ancient people and their Gods.

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The book was clear and compact, required when being carried to a new topic. which often strengthened early statements. Recommended to anyone as a starting point for the study on Egyptian life.

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  •  Louis
  • 01-18-18

Nice summation of Egyptian Mythology

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This was a present for one of my grown son's who has always loved Mythology. He is a big listener just lime I am.Nice summation of Egyptian Mythology.

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  • Wayne
  • 01-17-18

Great stories!!!

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This was a detailed introduction for kids of the gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt, as well as some fun stories towards the end.

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  • che
  • 01-17-18

Makes a great resource for me

Actually this is more a book on who the God and Goddesses of Ancient were. Some chapters told about how the gods and the cults evolved, but mainly it lists the major gods and goddesses of Egypt and their surrounding neighbors and where they came from and by the many names they were known by. It was well-written, with excellent pictures, and the author is an expert in her field, with field work behind her. It was fascinating to try and keep all the deities clear in my mind.

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  • ben
  • 01-17-18

Fascinating legends and history

Overall this is a well narrated book that for a bit of a newbie like myself wanting to understand the Egyptian mythology this helped answer a lot of my questions. I've always been a fan of history and i look forward to learning more on this subject and especially the pyramids as i find them fascinating.

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  • Brantley
  • 01-16-18

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This book explores myths of different cultures and expands the listener's mind with fascinating stories and useful historical background.

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  • Harry Alonzo 
  • 01-15-18

This book does a good job of informing!!!

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My 7yo daughter, Marry, loves mythology books. We have read quite a few. This series, in particular, held his attention a lot longer than most. She likes all the facts about dates, locations, relation to other gods/goddesses. This book does a good job of informing.

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  • Jacey Leesha
  • 01-15-18

Excellent.

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A Fascinating Guide to Understanding of the Gods and Goddesses of Egyptian mythology... The complex theology of the Egyptians is made clear in this book through surveys

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  • Fable
  • 01-15-18

Great analysis

Is a very interesting subject and in this book, it is explained in such a way that any beginner in the history of Egypt (and its gods) can understand. Well narrated; It is a book that should not be missed.

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  • Ella
  • 01-15-18

I loved it so much!!!

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The book is a wonderful A to Z reference guide to the deities, themes, and concepts of Ancient Egyptian mythology. The book is pretty comprehensive and will definitely be a useful resource for future Near Eastern studies.