Daily Life of the Egyptian Gods

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Author  Dimitri Meeks
Publisher  John Murray
Publication Date   March 13, 1997
ISBN  0719556260
Pages  256

Description

This work looks at the gods as if they were a newly discovered tribe found in some remote part of the world, describing how their community works. It reveals conflicts as individual gods struggle to gain power over their fellows - or avoid having others gain power over them. The nature of their immortal but not invulnerable bodies, their pleasures and their needs are all considered. The second part of the book cites familar traditions and little known texts to explain the relationship of the gods to the Pharaoh, who was believed to represent them on earth.

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