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Ancient Egyptian Legend By M. A. MURRAY
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The book is intended entirely for the general public, who are increasingly interested in the religion and civilization of ancient Egypt, but whose only means of obtaining knowledge of that country is... More > apparently through magazine stories in which a mummy is the principal character. It may be worth noting that in these legends of ancient Egypt mummies are not mentioned, except in the Duat, the home of the dead, where one naturally expects to find them.< Less
Ancient Egyptian Legends By Margaret Alice Murray
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IN this book I have retold the legends of the Gods of ancient Egypt, legends, which were current in the " morning of the world," preserved to the present day engraved on stone and written... More > on papyri. I have told them in my own way, adhering strictly to the story, but arranging the words and phrases according to the English method ; retaining, however, as far as possible the expressions and metaphors of the Egyptian. In some cases I have inserted whole sentences in order to make the sense clear ; these are in places where the story divides naturally into several parts, as in " The Battles of Horus," and " The Regions of Night and Thick Darkness"; where each incident, so like the one preceding and the one following, is kept distinct in the mind of the reader by this means. This repetition is quite in accordance with the style of Egyptian literature.< Less
Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan By Toru Dutt
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir Edmund William Gosse CB (21 September 1849 – 16... More > May 1928) was an English poet, author and critic. He was strictly brought up in a small Protestant sect, the Plymouth Brethren, but broke away sharply from that faith. His account of his childhood in the book Father and Son has been described as the first psychological biography.His friendship with the sculptor Hamo Thornycroft inspired a successful career as a historian of late-Victorian sculpture. His translations of Ibsen helped to promote that playwright in England, and he encouraged the careers of W.B. Yeats and James Joyce. He also lectured in English literature at Cambridge.Gosse was the son of Philip Henry Gosse and Emily Bowes. His father was a naturalist and his mother an illustrator who published a number of books of poetry. Excerpt from:< Less
History and Legend In the Ancient World By Daniel Zimmermann
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This e-book offers historical facts concerning the Mitanni, the city of Mari, the ancient Olympic games, and Cyrus the Great of Persia. It also treats the Gilgamesh Epic, the odes of... More > Horace,"Theogony" and "Works and Days" of Hesiod, material from Greek mythology as presented by "Biblioteca." The article on Cyrus the Great presents material from the book of Isaiah showing how the Lord used Cyrus to further His salutary ends. This edition adds articles on ancient Kanesh, the Greek flood legend, the kingdom of Urartu, the Egyptian Pharaoh Nebkaure, and Amenemhet, the founder of the twelfth dynasty of Egypt.< Less
Ancient Legends of Ireland By Lady Wilde
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Rich in myths and legends, the Irish tradition is filled with fantastic tales of witches, fairies, leprechauns, curses, blessings and other supernatural phenomena. Well over 100 years ago, Lady... More > Wilde, mother of Oscar and an author herself, set out to capture these ancient tales of mystery and magic from the Irish people before they were lost forever. Written down as they were told to her by local people, these spellbinding narratives retain the charm and authenticity of the original storytellers. Cornerstone Reprint Series< Less
Ancient Egyptian Legends By Margaret A. Murray
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In this 1920 work, Margaret A. Murray provides us with a fascinating look at early Egyptian culture though this collection of mythology and tales.
Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt (Illustrated) By Lewis Spence
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In this volume the religious history of ancient Egypt has been reviewed in the light of the science of modern mythology. Few Egyptologists are well informed regarding the basic laws of that science,... More > and much misapprehension regarding the character and attributes of many of the deities worshipped in the Nile Valley in times past has thereby resulted. The statement that Egyptian religious ideas cannot be collated with barbarian and savage conceptions simply because they are Egyptian and therefore 'classic' and inviolate will no longer remain unquestioned among that section of the public accustomed to think for itself, and such pronouncements as that the animal gods of Egypt have no connexion with totemic origins will shortly assume their proper perspective.< Less
Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan (Illustrated) By Toru Dutt
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“It is difficult to exaggerate when we try to estimate what we have lost in the premature death of Toru Dutt. Literature has no honours which need have been beyond the grasp of a girl who at... More > the age of twenty-one, and in languages separated from her own by so deep a chasm, had produced so much of lasting worth. And her courage and fortitude were worthy of her intelligence. Among "last words" of celebrated people, that which her father has recorded, "It is only the physical pain that makes me cry," is not the least remarkable, or the least significant of strong character. It was to a native of our island, and to one ten years senior to Toru, to whom it was said, in words more appropriate, surely, to her than to Oldham.”< Less
The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome By E. M. Berens.
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The want of an interesting work on Greek and Roman mythology, suitable for the requirements of both boys and girls, has long been recognized by the principals of our advanced schools. The study of... More > the classics themselves, even where the attainments of the pupil have rendered this feasible, has not been found altogether successful in giving to the student a clear and succinct idea of the religious beliefs of the ancients, and it has been suggested that a work which would so deal with the subject as to render it at once interesting and instructive would be hailed as a valuable introduction to the study of classic authors, and would be found to assist materially the labours of both master and pupil.< Less
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome By E. M. Berens
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E. M. Berens classical work, fully illustrated with the original drawings.

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