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Egyptian Myth and Legend, Contents

EGYPTIAN MYTH AND LEGEND

With Historical Narrative, Notes on Race Problems, Comparative Beliefs, etc.
by

Donald Mackenzie

Gresham Publishing Co., London

[1907]

CONTENTS

CHAP.

INTRODUCTION

I.

CREATION LEGEND OF SUN WORSHIPPERS

II.

THE TRAGEDY OF OSIRIS

III.

DAWN OF CIVILIZATION

IV.

THE PEASANT WHO BECAME KING

V.

RACIAL MYTHS IN EGYPT AND EUROPE

VI.

THE CITY OF THE ELF GOD

VII.

DEATH AND THE JUDGMENT

VIII.

THE RELIGION OF THE STONE WORKERS

IX.

A DAY IN OLD MEMPHIS

X.

THE GREAT PYRAMID KINGS

XI.

FOLK TALES OF FIFTY CENTURIES

XII.

TRIUMPH OF THE SUN GOD

XIII.

FALL OF THE OLD KINGDOM

XIV.

FATHER GODS AND MOTHER GODDESSES

XV.

THE RISE OF AMON

XVI.

TALE OF THE FUGITIVE PRINCE

XVII.

EGYPT'S GOLDEN AGE

XVIII.

MYTHS AND LAYS OF THE MIDDLE KINGDOM

XIX.

THE ISLAND OF ENCHANTMENT

XX.

THE HYKSOS AND THEIR STRANGE GOD

XXI.

JOSEPH AND THE EXODUS

XXII.

AMON, THE GOD OF EMPIRE

XXIII.

TALK OF THE DOOMED PRINCE

XXIV.

CHANGES IN SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS LIFE

XXV.

AMENHOTEP THE MAGNIFICENT AND QUEEN TIY

XXVI.

THE RELIGIOUS REVOLT OF THE POET KING

XXVII.

THE EMPIRE OF RAMESES AND THE HOMERIC AGE

XXVIII.

EGYPT AND THE HEBREW MONARCHY

XXIX.

THE RESTORATION AND THE END

PLATES IN COLOR

PLATE I

THE GIRL WIFE AND THE BATA BULL

From the painting by Maurice Greiffenghagen

PLATE II

THE FARMER PLUNDERS THE PEASANT

From the painting by Maurice Greiffenghagen

PLATE III

SENUHET SLAYS THE WARRIOR OF TONU

From the painting by Maurice Greiffenghagen

PLATE IV

QUEEN AHMES (WIFE OF THOTHMES I),
MOTHER OF THE FAMOUS QUEEN HATSHEPSUT

From a plaster cast of the relief on the wall of the Temple at Der-al Bahari (By courtesy of Mr. William Waldorf Astor)

PLATE V

LURING THE DOOM SERPENT

From the painting by Maurice Greiffenghagen

PLATE VI

FOWLING SCENE

(Fresco from tomb at Thebes, XVIII Dynasty, about B.C. 1580-1350; now in British Museum)

PLATE VII

FARM SCENE: THE COUNTING AND INSPECTION OF THE GEESE.

(Fresco from tomb at Thebes, XVIII Dynasty, about B.C. 1580-1350; now in British Museum)

PLATE VIII

PASTIME IN ANCIENT EGYPT THREE THOUSAND YEARS AGO

After the painting by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.A., in Preston Art Gallery

PLATES IN MONOCHROME

placed within the chapters

LUNAR, SOLAR, AND EARTH GODS (THOTH, OSIRIS-AH, PTAH, RA, AND SET)

OSIRIS, ISIS, AND HORUS

SACRED ANIMALS

FIGURE OF THE APIS BULL, WITH A KING MAKING OFFERING

THE STEP PYRAMID OF SAKKARA

JUDGMENT SCENE: WEIGHING THE HEART

SERVITORS BRINGING THEIR OFFERINGS

"USHEBTIU" FIGURES OF VARIOUS PERIODS

A SEATED SCRIBE

AN OLD KINGDOM OFFICIAL ("SHEIKH-EL-BELED")

THE GREAT PYRAMID OF KHUFU (CHEOPS)

KING KHAFRA (IV DYNASTY)

NEFERT, A ROYAL PRINCESS OF THE OLD KINGDOM PERIOD

THREE TYPICAL "GREAT MOTHER" DEITIES (ISIS, BAST, AND SEKHET)

COURTYARD OF AN EGYPTIAN TEMPLE (RESTORED)

LOCAL GODS WITH ADDED SOLAR AND OTHER AT TRIBUTES (KHN SEBEK, MIN, BES, ANUBIS)

EGYPTIAN CHARIOT (FLORENCE MUSEUM)

EGYPTIAN KING (SETI I) MOUNTED ON CHARIOT

A PLATOON (TROOP) OF EGYPTIAN SPEARMEN

DEITIES OF THE EMPIRE PERIOD (AMON-RA, MUT, AND HAPI)

RUINS OF THE TEMPLE OF DER-EL-BAHARI, THEBES

AMENHOTEP III

AMENHOTEP IV (AKHENATON)

AKHENATON, HIS QUEEN, AND THEIR CHILDREN

MUMMY HEADS OF NOTABLE PHARAOHS (THOTHMES II, RAMESES II. RAMESES III, SETI I)

GREAT SEA AND LAND RAID: PHILISTINE PRISONERS

AMON PRESENTING TO SHESHONK LIST OF CITIES CAPTURED IN ISRAEL AND JUDAH

RESTORATION PERIOD DEITIES (PTAH -SOKAR -OSIRIS, IMHOTEP)

MUMMY CASES

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