Ancient Egypt Under the Pharaohs, Vol...

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Author  John Kenrick
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   November 16, 2016
ISBN  144008842X
Pages  542

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Excerpt from Ancient Egypt Under the Pharaohs, Vol. 2 of 2

Among the marks of an excessive superstition which characterized the ancient Egyptians, nothing struck the traveller of another nation more than the honours paid to brute animals, and their employment as representatives of their deities. The representation of the gods under such forms had ceased among the Greeks; the legends of lo and the Minotaur prove that their practice had once been partially influenced by that of the Egyptians and Phoenicians; but the mythic explanations which had been framed of these symbols at Argos and in Crete, show how remote must have been the æra of their introduction, and how repugnant the worship to which they belong to the refined taste of the later Greeks.

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