2nd Edition

The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

By George Hart Copyright 2005
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses contains one of the most comprehensive listings and descriptions of Egyptian deities. Now in its second edition, it provides:

    • a new introduction
    • updated entries and four new entries on deities
    • names of the deities as Hieroglyphs
    • a survey of gods and goddesses as they appear in classical literature
    • an expanded chronology and updated bibliography, together with a list of relevant websites
    • drawings of the gods and emblems of each district
    • a map of ancient Egypt and a time chart

    Presenting a vivid picture of the complexity and richness of imagery in Egyptian mythology, students studying Ancient Egypt, travelers, visitors to museums and all those interested in mythology will find this an invaluable resource.


    George Hart was the Curator in the Education Department of the British Museum, he specialised as an Education Officer for Egyptology. The first edition of The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses published in 1986 has sold well over 25,000 copies. He is now a freelance lecturer and writer.

    Praise for the first edition: 

    'Essential reading for Egyptologists and those with a taste of mythology.' – Western Morning News

    'An excellent, easily portable companion for the traveller with an amateur interest in ancient Egyptian religion.' – British Book News

    'A useful addition to any well read occult student's library. Its contents cover all the major gods and goddesses from ancient Egyptian mythology, together with recent research on many deities that have previously been ignored ... Extremely easy to use and is full of fascinating and useful information.' – Prediction