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The myths of ancient Egypt have survived in fragments of ancient hymns and paintings on the walls of tombs and temples, spells inked across coffins, and stories scrawled upon scrolls. Illustrations throughout bring to life the creation of the world and the nebulous netherworld; the complicated relationships between fickle gods, powerful magicians, and pharaohs; and eternal battles on a cosmic scale.

From stories of resurrected mummies and 1000-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. From what we know of history, Egypt, was the foundations of civilization. The Fertile Crescent, which stretched from the Nile Valley to the twin rivers in Mesopotamia, gave us our earliest glimpse of organized man.

Spanning ancient Egyptian culture - from 3500 BC to AD 200 - History Academy opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. They discuss the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. Join History Academy on an entertaining tour up the Nile, through a beautiful and fascinating landscape populated with a rich mythology: the stories of Horus, Isis, Osiris, and their enemies and allies in tales of vengeance, tragedy, and fantastic metamorphoses.

Worshipped for over three-fifths of recorded history, Egypt’s gods and goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization. The lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, worship, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities, from the benevolent to the malevolent. The richness and complexity of their mythology is reflected in countless tributes throughout Egypt, from lavish tomb paintings and imposing temple reliefs to humble household shrines.

In this audiobook, we will start by looking at the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt. Then, we will turn our attention to the monsters which likely gave them nightmares and humbled them in their quest to bring order to the world around them.
Finally, we will look at the mortals which shaped their civilization and made Egypt the bedrock of our own history.

Egyptian mythology are stories and beliefs that come ancient Egypt. It describes the actions of the gods and goddesses as a way to understand the world. The beliefs of these stories played an important role in ancient Egyptian religion. These myths can be frequently seen in Egyptian art and writing, especially in short stories and religious material. The majority of Egyptian myths are metaphorical, and look to translate the actions and essence of deities into terms that humans can understand.

These stories include the great myths of Amen-Ra, who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis, searching the waters for her dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird; and the Book of Thoth. But, there are also tales told for pleasure about magic, treasure, and adventure. This mythology had a profound impact on the Egyptian culture. It has influenced and inspired several religious rituals and gave them the basis for kingship. Throughout Egypt, symbols and scenes from their myths appear in amulets, temples, and tombs.

©2022 William Stephenson (P)2022 William Stephenson
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Its extremely slow and a bit hard to follow.

I had a credit and decided to pick it up because of the reviews and love Egyptian mythology, but after 40 minutes of a bored narrator reading off of what was essentially the wiki page for each story I realized that the "rave" reviews were just faux reviews that no person who listened to 5 minutes of this would write.

Maybe the physical book is better but I would not waste your time on this. The narrator seems bored and monotoned, so the names are often hard to distinguish and make the stories hard to follow if you are not familiar with them beforehand. The editing is sub-par with a few errors left in such as messing up a word, making a clicking noise, then restarting.

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William Stephenson adds the best little touches to his stories that makes the books come even more to life!! Thank you ❤️

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As Always Great

The stories are getting really interesting ... I think I'm really lost in the story! Well done.

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Just Awesome

I stay at home all day and don't even do any work. So my dad recommended this book to me. I really understood the meaning of my own time by listening to the book