Creation Myths

Authored by: Lucia Gahlin

The Egyptian World

Print publication date:  September  2007
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415427265
eBook ISBN: 9780203820933
Adobe ISBN: 9781136753770

10.4324/9780203820933.ch21

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Abstract

Myths were constructed in order to provide explanations for the fundamentals of human existence. Creation mythology contains a range of carefully constructed metaphors, and provides a window into the ancient Egyptian mind. These myths were probably generated by the educated temple priesthoods.

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