Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt

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Chap. 5 The Great Gods

Bast—The Festival of Bast—Khnemu—The Legend of the Nile's Source—Aten— A Social Revolt— Hathor—Hathor as Love-Goddess—The Slaying of Men—The Forms of Hathor—Hapi, the God of the Nile—Counterparts of Hapi—Minor Deities.

Chap. 6 Egyptian Literature

The Shipwrecked Sailor—The Fable of the Head and the Stomach—Tales of Magic—The Parting of the Waters—The Visit of the Goddesses—Lyric and Folk PoetryThe True History of Setne and his son Se-Osiris—A Vision of Amenti—The Reading of the Sealed Letter—The Contents of the Letter—Magic versus Magic—The War of Enchantments—How Setnau Triumphed over the Assyrians—The Peasant and the Workman—Story of the Two Brothers—The Treachery of Bitou's Wife—The Doomed Prince—The Visit of Ounamounou to the Coasts of Egypt—The Story of RhampsinitesCivil War in Egypt: The Theft of the Cuirass—The Birth of Hatshepsut—How Thoutii took the Town of Joppa.

Chap. 7 Magic

The Wandering Spirit—Coercing the Gods—'Right Speaking'—A Magical Conspiracy—The Tale of Setne—A Game of Draughts with the Dead—Alchemy—Animal Transformation—Mummy Magic.

Chap. 8 Foreign and Animal Gods: The Late Perod

Semitic and African Influence—Sacred Animals—The Crocodile—The Lion—The Dog—The Hippopotamus—The Ibis—Sacred Trees—Religion of the Late Period—A Religious Reaction—The Worship of Animals—Religion under Persian Rule—The Ptolemaic Period—Fusion of Greek and Egyptian Ideas—The Legend of Sarapis—An Architectural RenaissanceChange in the Conception of the Underworld—Twilight of the Gods.

Chap. 9 Egyptian Art

New Empire Art—Egyptian Art Influences—Egyptian Colour-harmonies—The Great Simplicity of Egyptian Art.

End of Project Gutenberg's Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt, by Lewis Spence