The Gods Laid Bare Bibbleography - Egyptian Mythology
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There is so much info readily available on Egyptian Mythology it's little wonder every man and his dog has released a book all about it. With minimum effort they have a cash cow.

Hell, it's so easy to research you'll even find books all about it at the gas station. But like all things... some are good and some are complete buckets of arse. If you can, avoid the arse.

Quite possibly the finest Egyptian 'gods only' book known to man is George Hart's Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses /(.uk), which covers all of the big hitters right down to the minor deities that i'm so fond of. Running a close second is Richard H. Wilkinson and his Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt /(.uk) and in keeping with her knack of creating books with the longest titles ever, Rachel Storm chips in with Mythology of Ancient Egypt: the Myths and Legends of Egypt, Persia, Asia Minor, Sumer and Babylon /(.uk), which does exactly what it says on the tin.

Stepping away from the gods for a sec' The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt /(.uk) is a cracking read, taking a look at the kings, queens, princes and princesses of ancient Egypt and the parts they played in cultural life and religion, as well as their meddlings in politics, and if spirituality is your thing The Sacred Magic Of Ancient Egypt /(.uk) by Rosemary Clark makes all the right noises.

Any budding archaeologists could do a lot worse than cast an eye over The Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology and a Study Of Antiquities In Egypt /(.uk) and if you do strike gold you'll need to know How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs /(.uk) -- Mark Collier and Bill Manley show you how.

No Egyptian bibliography would be complete without a nod to Cornwall born Sir E.A. Wallis Budge. He has zillions of books available, thankfully mostly revised and brought bang up to date, which is a good thing. Incase you haven't heard of him he was the keeper of artifacts at the British museum and a bit of an authority back in the day. He helped build the biggest collection of Egyptian artifacts ever seen using some, ahem, rather questionable techniques, allegedly. Check out 'Gods of the Egyptians (1904)' (.uk) or 'Studies in Egyptian History & Mythology (Volume 1)' (.uk).

Finally, if you're looking for a trouble free journey to the after-life you best be grabbing yourself a copy of R.O. Faulkner's Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day /(.uk), full of tips, tricks and magic to avoid potential perils and minimize hardships along the way. You'll thank me for it in the end.

Other books well worth a look.

For the children:

Egyptian Gods & Goddesses /(.uk) by Henry Barker
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder! /(.uk)

Can't find what you're looking for or want more info on any god? Use the google machine to scour the new-fangled inter web from this very page. It's like some sort of dark magic...

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