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"The Death of Gods in Ancient Egypt" by Jane Sellers


List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

A Necessary Preface

A First Guide through the Murky Landscape of Egypt's Gods

PART ONE: THE STORY AND THE CELESTIAL DOME

  1. BEGINNINGS
  2. A NECESSARY FOUNDATION
  3. THE INHERITOR OF THE THRONE
  4. A NECESSARY FOUNDATION: DA CAPO
  5. ALLOWABLE QUESTIONS?

    PART TWO: EGYPTIAN WRITINGS AND THE QUIET SUN

  6. ‘MIGHTY IS YOUR STRIKING POWER’
  7. ‘WHO THEN IS IT?
  8. THE PYRAMID TEXTS
  9. THE 80 YEARS OF THE GODS' CONTENDING
  10. ‘WHAT THEN IS THIS?’

    PART THREE: THE TIME OF CRISIS

  11. THE JUDGMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF THE GODS
  12. BIRTHDAY OF COMPLEXITIES & SECRET OF THE WILL
  13. THE DIVINE FALCON AND ‘RT
  14. A SECOND GUIDE

    PART FOUR: THE THRONE OF FIRE

  15. DEATH AND REBIRTH OF A CONSTELLATION--A SUMMARY
  16. OSIRIS GIVEN THE ‘SILENT LAND’
  17. THE KING OF THE WOOD
  18. CHANGES IN THE WORLD ORDER AND THE HURLED THUNDERBOLT
  19. ‘THAT DAY OF UNITING THE TWO LANDS’

     

    PART FIVE: THE FRAMEWORK OF TIME

  20. THE SUCCESSION OF WORLD AGES
  21. THE CIVIL CALENDAR --A DEEPLY FELT CONVICTION
  22. SIDETRACKED ON THE TRACK OF TIME
  23. PURE CHANCE OR CONCEALED NUMBERS?
  24. THE DISCOVERY OF A BARLEYCORN

    PART SIX: THE ANCIENT BEGINNINGS

  25. ASTRONOMICAL GLEANINGS FROM THE SED FESTIVAL
  26. THE SED FESTIVAL, PART II
  27. ‘IWNW’—‘THE BIRTHPLACE OF EVERY GOD.’
  28. SCENE IN THE MUMMY CHAMBER
  29. A SENSE OF CONTROL: THE LITANY OF RE & OTHER TEXTS

    PART SEVEN: THE ANCIENT MYSTERIES

  30. THE BROAD HALL OF THE TWO TRUTHS
  31. RITUAL REGICIDE?
  32. EMPTY TOMBS
  33. MORE DATES AND AKHENATEN’S ECLIPSE
  34. THE CONSUMING INTEREST IN THE CELESTIAL UNIVERSE
  35. THE PROMISED RETURN
  36. RITES OF OSIRIS

Epilogue

Chronology

Reference notes

Selected bibliography

Index 


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