Handbook of Egyptian Mythology
Ancient Egyptian religion had no official holy book equivalent to the Bible or the Koran (Quran). The relationships between deities did not become fixed at one moment in time but went on changing and developing for thousands of years. Egyptian mythology was never gathered by priests into one “authorized version” or harmonized in any long literary work comparable to Hesiod’s Theogony, an important source for the study of Greek mythology. Comparatively few literary treatments of myths survive from any stage of the Egyptian language.
The mythology of Ancient Egypt has to be laboriously pieced together from a variety of written and visual sources. The extent and nature of these sources varied greatly during the 3,500 years that the native Pharaonic culture dominated Egypt.
Spanning ancient Egyptian culture (ca. 3200 B.C.E. to C.E. 400), the Handbook of Egyptian Mythology is the only complete survey of Egyptian mythology of its kind available in English.