Former Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in the British Museum, E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was one of the great Egyptologists of the century and author of a host of books on ancient Egypt. For this collection, he carefully selected nine of the most interesting and important Egyptian legends and published them in hieroglyphic texts with literal translations on facing pages. The result is a wonderful sampling of typical Egyptian literature in the best and most complete form possible.
This convenient edition enables students to study these ancient myths for their linguistic, literary, and cultural meanings — all in one inexpensive volume. The legends included are:
- The Legend of the Creation
- The Legend of the Destruction of Mankind
- The Legend of Ra and the Snake-Bite
- The Legend of Horus of Edfu and the Winged Disk
- The Legend of the Origin of Horus
- A Legend of Khensu Nefer-Hetep and the Princess of Bekhten
- The Legend of Khnemu and a Seven Years’ Famine
- The Legend of the Death and Resurrection of Horus
- The Legend of Isis and Osiris According to Classical Writers
Any student of ancient Egyptian literature, language, or culture will welcome this classic compilation, enhanced with 19 illustrations from Egyptian art.