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Egyptian Mythology

A Concise Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Sagas, Rituals and Beliefs of Egyptian Myths
Narrated by: Zachary Dylan Brown
Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: History, Ancient
3 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Learn more about the ancient beliefs of Egypt, with its rituals, fallacies, and conclusions. This audiobook is dedicated to exploring the gods and goddesses the Egyptians feared and worshiped. This guide includes subtopics such as:  

  • The entire story of the creation of the world and human race the Egyptians embraced.  
  • Backgrounds and legendary tales about Osiris, Horus, and other gods and goddesses.  
  • The significance of the iconography, burial rituals, and pyramids in regards to their religion and civilization.  
  • The meaning of scarabs, the Tjet, and the Djed.  
  • And much more!  

This audiobook will contribute to your knowledge and understanding of one of the most ancient societies in our written history. Their beliefs, habits, and imaginary beings shape some of the consecutive historical events and passed on a culture that was advanced and sophisticated beyond our comprehension. In a way, Egyptian history and mythology has create a true mystery, and yet, we can learn from their correctness and mistakes in the same sense. 

©2018 Bernard Hayes (P)2018 Bernard Hayes

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Terrible

1. Half the names used were the Greek names, not the actual Egyptian names.
2. Most of the stories are vague and watered down.
3. This is overall a decent reading with some facts, but still an extremely poor interpretation/retelling of the mythologies of Ancient Egypt. It was as if the stories have been told from a colonizer. The versions of the myths are very white washed and dilute the actual mythologies and beliefs held by the Acient Egyptians. At one point, the book even attempts to discredit the mythologies and beliefs, thereby disrespecting the culture of Ancient Egyptians (in my opinion). This was probably the worst, and least consistent, book on Ancient Egyptian mythologies and history I have ever read.

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a very scatter brained book

Very interesting, but with very flawed structure to explaining the subject, constant skipping in themes.

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A waste of time

The book felt like the author took a student's research paper and issued the details in a point by point basis. In fact it kept jumping around, giving no reference or background on the myths. The "facts" spit out at a rapid pace, with a lot of the facts having no relation to each other, so the book isn't organized well.

The fact that they kept using examples from Greek or Chinese writers also seemed at odds with a text on Egyptian Mythology. For me that didn't fit in at all and distracted.

If you want a very good education on Egypt, there is a full lecture series in the Great Courses (30 hours audible I believe). The mythology there covers everything here plus the historical and cultural contexts.

My other issue is that this book contradicts that lecture series (performed by an actual Egyptologist) and several other sources I read.

It isn't even worth a free copy, go read Wikipedia you will get a better in depth look on Egyptian myths then this book.

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Highly recommended

Get ready for amazing great experience and love that bring Egyptian Mythology to life! I fully liked all of these stories that combine Egyptian mythology with traditions and excellent story telling.

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  • Robert
  • 11-12-18

Enjoyed it

I sat back and listened to all these crazy gods and goddesses stories. It reminded me of the Moses story and stuff, the Egyptian gods and idols.