The great goddesses of Egypt /

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Author / Creator:Lesko, Barbara S.
Imprint:Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1999.
Description:xv, 319 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject:Goddesses, Egyptian.
Goddesses, Egyptian.
Egypt -- Religion.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0806132027 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-310) and index.
Summary:The book presents in depth histories of the cults of seven major goddesses and many excerpts from their literature--hymns, prayers, and magical spells as well as descriptions of ritual, temples and clergy.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures
  • Preface
  • Chronology of Ancient Egypt
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.. Early Women and the First Evidence of Faith
  • 2.. The Sky Goddess Nut
  • 3.. Neith, Lady of Sais and Creator of All
  • 4.. The Two Ladies: Vestiges of the Remote Past
  • 5.. Hathor, Goddess of Love
  • 6.. Mut and the Sacred Cats
  • 7.. Isis, Great of Magic
  • 8.. Temples, their Rituals, and their Clergy
  • 9.. Conclusion
  • Appendix. A Glossary of Goddesses
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index