Egyptian Myths and Legends

Week 2: Ancient Near East - Assignments - Reading - Resources - Images


The texts for this week's reading come from the online edition of Egyptian Myth and Legend by Donald Mackenzie (1907) which is available at Sacred Texts Archive. The entire book is available online if you are interested in learning more! You can also find many other Egyptian books online in the Sacred Texts Archive: Egypt section, such as The Egyptian Book of the Dead translated by E. A. Wallis Budge, and The Burden of Isis by James Teackle Dennis, which is an English translation of hymns dedicated to the goddess Isis.

For a general overview of ancient Egyptian resources online, The Exploring Ancient World Cultures section on Egypt is a great place to get started. There is a lot to say about Egyptian history: here's a site with essays on each period of Egyptian history. Here's a timeline of Egyptian history. This site has information (with images) about all the major Egyptian gods and goddesses.

The British Museum has a gorgeous Egyptian culture site.

The Carlos Museum has an online exhibit for Ramesses I: Search for the Lost Pharaoh.

The National Geographic has an online Tutankhamen site.

More links can be found at these lists of ancient Egypt links:

Modern Languages / Anthropology 3043: Folklore & Mythology. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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