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Myths and Legends: The War of Horus and Set book osprey publishing

Myths and Legends: The War of Horus and Set book osprey publishing

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The War of Horus and Set
Myths and Legends 3
Author: David McIntee
Illustrator: Mark Stacey
About this book
Long ago the brother gods Osiris and Set ruled peacefully over the lands of Upper and Lower Egypt, each in his own kingdom. But over time Set came to covet his brother’s lands and crown, and eventually the temptation overwhelmed him. Usurping Osiris’s throne, Set began a blood feud that spread war, death and mutilation through both the heavens and the earth. Gods and men chose sides and took up arms on behalf of both Set and Horus, the heir of Osiris. This book retells the mythic struggle between Horus and Set, exploring the variations and background to the feud, and examining the earthly realities that inspired, or reflected, the actions and allegiances of the Gods, such as the political rivalries between the two kingdoms, and the invasion of Egypt by Cambyses II. Ancient Egyptian weapons and strategies are also examined, showing how their gods and men did battle.
Contents
The Duat
One Big Happy Family
The Jealous Brother
The Dark Side Beckons
The Vengeful Nephew
Egyptian Chapter Of The Dead
Legacy
Paperback; May 2013; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781780969022

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