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By Bernard Evslin

Of the entire mythology books I've learn (which is sort of an intensive list), this is often by means of a long way the easiest of them. Bernard Evslin's e-book is intensely distinct and includes simply identified and confirmed proof and no minor little issues that experience little need to additional a narrative. Now this isn't a publication with plot, so don't buy it mistaking it for one with a narrative line. What it does do, notwithstanding, is provide you with an inventory of Greek mythological characters and inform you approximately them, a lot within the kind of an encyclopedia. Many lists of classical mythology characters contain simply significant humans and gods. now not this e-book. It comprises such a lot of greater than simply significant ones. It has gods and mortals that i haven't been capable of finding information regarding in the other means. it is also many tales of Greek mythology. along with mythological charcters, it alsoincludes significant items or occasions just like the phoenix, Pandora's field, or the Trojan conflict. additionally, additionally, nearly each mythology tale is in right here, from the delivery of Zeus to the trap of Persephone. by means of some distance wonderful to all others. an outstanding purchase for an inexpensive cost. urged for those who already understand quite a lot approximately mythology, figuring it doesn't make issues effortless to appreciate for rookies.

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This would seem to be a god of wind and rain, whose countenances are set toward the four points of the compass, whence come the four winds. " The f Companies' of the Gods In the Pyramid Texts we find frequent mention of several groups consisting of nine gods each. One of these companies of gods, or Enneads, was called the Great and another the Little, and the nine gods of Horus are also alluded to. It is not known, however, whether this group is in any way connected with either of the others. We also read in the Pyramid Texts of Teta of a double group of eighteen gods which recur in the text of Pepi I.

Some deities of rain preside also over the winds, thunder and lightning, the chase and war, general culture, and so forth. A sun-god, as lord of the vault of heaven, can preside over all the meteorological manifestations thereof. He is god of growth, of wealth, because gold possesses the yellow colour of his beams, of travelling, because he walks the heavens, and he rules countless other departments of existtence. From polytheism may evolve in time a condition of monotheism, in which one god holds complete sway over mankind-that is, one deity may become so popular, or the priestly caste connected with him so powerful, that all other cults languish as his spreads and grows.

But it is from such unpromising material that all religious systems spring, and however strenuous the defence made in order to prove that the Egyptians differed in this respect from other races, that defence is bound in no prolonged time to be battered down by the ruthless artillery of fact. We have references to other deities in the Pyramid Texts, some of whom appear to be nameless. For example, in the text of Pepi I we find homage rendered to one who has four faces and who brings the storm. This would seem to be a god of wind and rain, whose countenances are set toward the four points of the compass, whence come the four winds.

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