The Cult of Ra: Sun-Worship in Ancient Egypt
Did the ancient Egyptians believe in many gods, or was it one god in many guises? The answer lies in the special relationship between the sun god Ra and the king, in his central title "Son of Ra." Stephen Quirke draws together recent advances in our understanding of the cult of Ra, from the third millennium BC. to the Roman conquest of Egypt and the rise of Christianity. He explores the Egyptian s...
By Stephen Quirke
Hardcover: 184 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (November 2001)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
Format: PDF Text djvu book
This book is about Ra and his cult (true to the title!) Quirke takes you through Thebes and Iunu, talking about the different sources for Ra-related myths, hymns related to Ra and other forms of the sun god, and there's also a chapter on Akhenaten and Amarna that I found very enlightening.I was hopi...
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