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Even the first ever Cinderella storyWith a witty introduction by award winning author poet and former Children's Laureate Michael Rose. So fun to read aloud Inspired good discussions comparing various other myths notably Greek and fairy tales Cinderella

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Husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth But there are also tales told for pleasure about magic treasure and adventure. These stories were interesting but pretty hard to read and remember everything for the age level it was reuired for Pretty tedious reading I read most of them out loud with my son as it was pretty difficult reading levelLearned a lot and it was interesting

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These stories include the great myths of Amen Ra who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis seaching the waters for her dead. So Roger Lancelyn Green was in The Inklings Who knew The Inklings right That literary group CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien were in With a bunch of other people everybody forgets Well Roger Lancelyn Green was in it at least according to the Author File in the back of the Puffin book And Wikipedia Of course a little internet sleuthing said he wasn t a member but rather someone who was friends with other Inklings and occasionally attended their meetingsAlso he was the first one to read the Narnia series And give it the name The Chronicles of Narnia Dang it sounds like a member to meI ve taught Ancient Egypt to middle school students for years now along with Ancient Mesopotamia The Ancient Indus Ancient China You know the big ones But there s so little time we can t really delve into it So pyramids mummies Nile pharaohs hieroglyphs and we re outAnd that s sad because Egypt lasted 4000 years Four THOUSAND I mean US History teachers get bent out of shape because their students don t know about the XYZ Affair or the Teapot Dome Scandal Can you imagine how the public school teachers in Ancient Egypt must have felt All those little Egyptian kids screwing around all the time at their desks Putting a baby crocodile on the teacher s chairFour thousand years of continuous civilization Counting the Greeks and kindof counting the Romans Not counting the Arabs Sorry guysSo I m a little bit shaky on some of my Ancient Egypt knowledge I d never been reuired to read any of their myths so I hadn t Or at least I d read very few I knew about the gods and could have listed several who they are what they did But I didn t really know the storiesAnd the stories are fascinatingI d be interested in seeing a direct translation now that I ve read this for several reasonsFirst there s so much that overlaps with Biblical narrative In the story Ra and his Children for instance so much seemed similar to Genesis The creation of the world separating night from day creating man and woman People rebelling against Ra and did evil in his sight worshipping the dragon of darkness I mean there are some differences in the Bible when the people turn evil God saves them with an ark In Ancient Egypt Ra saves them with beer so there s thatHere s another one from the story The Land of the Dead and humans are being judged Among the things they say at judgement I have given bread to the hungry water to the thirsty clothing to the naked and a boat to him who could not cross the River This is very similar to Christ s discussion of the judgement in Matt 25 And later in the same story we hear of Apophis the snake the eater of souls who dwelt in the Pits of Fire Yeah sounds familiar I ve been told not to be afraid of anyone who can kill me but I should be afraid of the One who can destroy both my soul and body in HellAnd Christ did spend some time in Egypt right Right Now I m not claiming Christ is taking Egyptian belief and turning it into some sort of Judeo Egyptian syncretistic religion or anything like that I m sure others have already said that I m just saying I found it interesting and I d also be interested in reading the direct translationsOk here s one from the story The Taking of Joppa The Egyptians are up in Palestine trying to get Joppa and the governor says I swear to Jahwah my god that you shall be second only to myself in this new kingdom which we shall carve out of dat da dat da daaa Did the Ancient Egyptian texts reference Jahwah Or did Green add that to the story to give it an extra sense of veracity And if he added that did he add the other stuff A uick search tells me he didn t add everything But still interestedSide note that Jahwah part reminded me of Indiana Jones But in the Latin alphabet Jehovah begins with an IAs for the book and the myths I found them fascinating I ll probably read them again sometime soon And I may give one or two to my class to read Don t let the cover fool you though This would be a challenging read for a good many middle school students Here s a sentence from the first page of the introduction The first Greek historian whose works survive Herodotus visited it in about 450 BC and found that only priests could still read the ancient hieroglyphs in which inscriptions had been carved or written on the monuments since the days when Menes the first historical Pharaoh united the Two Lands in about 3200 BCOr this one The natural conditions in any land are often to a large extent responsible for its religious beliefs the form its civilization takes and the stories that evolve into its literatureSo I might not go into buying this book thinking it will definitely be worth having your students read it But for the teacher who is unfamiliar with the myths of Ancient Egypt it s a great intro

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  • Tales of Ancient Egypt Puffin Classics
  • Roger Lancelyn Green
  • English
  • 22 February 2019
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10 thoughts on “Tales of Ancient Egypt Puffin Classics

  1. says:

    If I have ever read a book of Egyptian myths before I don’t remember it This little volume was a very pleasant introduction to the Egyptian mythos—something that I’ve learned by osmosis while reading books about the land’s history and art and reading fiction set in Ancient Egypt As in most mythologies there are unexpected

  2. says:

    So Roger Lancelyn Green was in The Inklings Who knew? The Inklings right? That literary group CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien were in? With a bunch of other people everybody forgets? Well Roger Lancelyn Green was in it at least according to the Author File in the back of the Puffin book And Wikipedia Of course a little internet sleuthing said he wasn't a member but rather someone who was friends with other Inklings and occasionally atten

  3. says:

    If you're deeply interested in Ancient Egypt stories mythology etc you'll find this book very interesting and informative Except the last chapt

  4. says:

    Gods of their own making A book I picked up years ago because it sounded interesting was Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green At long last I finished reading it this week The prologue explains the ancie

  5. says:

    These stories were interesting but pretty hard to read and remember everything for the age level it was reuired for Pretty tedious

  6. says:

    Nice intro to Egyptian mythology A great read for young readers

  7. says:

    For the beginning reader of Ancient Egyptian lore this is a wonderful starter book that dives into some of the most common stories that can be found in the land of pyramids desert and exotic gods What makes it so intriguing to the reader is the fact that the author has compiled it so that it follows a certain tim

  8. says:

    for school

  9. says:

    So fun to read aloud Inspired good discussions comparing various other myths notably Greek and fairy tales Cinderella

  10. says:

    ‘ Tales from Ancient Egypt’ offers a collection of easy readable stories presenting a wonderful introduction to the legends and legacy of Ancient Egypt for children and adults alike The way Roger Lancelyn Green has penned down these stories makes them read like fairytales cautionary tales about the value of honor friendship and loyalty

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