In ancient Egypt, the gods were considered supernatural forces that controlled everyday occurrences. There were hundreds of these figures - from the sun god Amun-Ra, who was worshipped in festivals throughout the land, to such lesser figures as Bastet, the goddess of sexuality and childbirth, who was represented by the image of a cat. Fourteen full-page illustrations include images of: Atum, the creator Osiris, the god of fertility and farming; Anubis, the jackal-headed god of funerals and mummification; Isis, the goddess of love and motherhood; Bes, the god of pleasure and protector of children; Horus, the symbol of the living pharaoh, shown as a human male with the head of a falcon; Seth, a god symbolizing darkness; and evil Hathor, the goddess of love and protector of women. Each full-page illustration appears beside a page of descriptive text characterizing the appearances and roles of these Egyptian gods and goddesses.
- 32 Pages - 8 1/4 inches x 11 inches - Recommended for ages 3 and up - Item #: 978-0486420882