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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:54 pm    Post subject: Mythology Books Reply with quote

I'm looking for a good Egyptian mythology book to read. Any suggestions? I'm thinking about this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My First Book Book About Egypt En La Espanol.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a start it is el Espanol in Castillian and therefore proper Spanish, not la Espanol. Perhaps you are thinking of la lengua.
I found the book "Legends of the Egyptian Gods" by E.A. Wallis Budge to be amazing. You read the legends in their own translation, it also has the legends in modern English, the Legends in Hieroglyphic script and notes on the sources of the hieroglyphs. Brilliant book. It costs $9.95, or it did when I bought it in Cairo.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Si-amun wrote:
It costs $9.95, or it did when I bought it in Cairo.


Show-off. Just kidding! Very Happy Yea ill have to look for that book
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Egyptian Legends and Stories by M. V. (somebody). I think you can only get it from Barnes and Noble.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the one you are thinking about reading and really like it. It has a lot of info on even the minor deities
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mary, I'm not sure exactly how legal this is but the whole of E.A Wallis Budge's book "Legends of the Egyptian Gods" (recommended by Si-Amun) is online at:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/egy/leg/

Budge's books tend to be quite dated, although he certainly knew what he was talking about. My big book that I use for normal Egyptological reference has quite a good Mythology section- "Ancient Egypt" by Lorna Oakes and Lucia Gahlin.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not trust Budge with regard to history but I find that for translation his books are amazing. Quite often he has the hieroglyphic text, translation AND transliteration, which is something you dont see as much any more. I had an antique copy of "The Nile" bought for me a few months ago for 40 (about $55) and it is my favourite book (It was published in 1905). Although older books are far less accurate I do love them just for the beautiful prints and fonts and the quality of them. Rarely can you find books now of similar quality.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not trust Budge with regard to history but I find that for translation his books are amazing. Quite often he has the hieroglyphic text, translation AND transliteration, which is something you dont see as much any more. I had an antique copy of "The Nile" bought for me a few months ago for 40 (about $55) and it is my favourite book (It was published in 1905). Although older books are far less accurate I do love them just for the beautiful prints and fonts and the quality of them. Rarely can you find books now of similar quality.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Budge's Book of the Dead. I wanted to print it out on printer paper with papyrus image that I found a couple years ago but I can't find it anymore.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I bought the Book of the Dead by him about a month ago and I still think it is one of my best purchases with regards to books. I find Budge to be so concise and proper, it is good to know that he has missed nothing at all of any relevence. Sometimes it appears long winded, but I think it carries a weight of authority that most books do not share.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You bought it? From where?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought it in a huge Borders shop in Lakeside (a huge retail park just outside London). It was in a big yellow cover with a icture of Anubis on the front.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if Barnes and noble would have it. Since they have more of a variety of Egypt books than Borders here.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is here for you? Are you American. I am guessing so becuse I have hardly heard of Barnes and Noble over here. Borders was fantastic for books by Budge when I went looking, they had his hieroglyphic reading books, Ancient Egyptian Literature Volumes I - III, Legends of the Egyptian Gods and the Book of the Dead.
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