Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian mythology consists of the myths that were formed in the ancient Egypt. These myths help us to understand how the ancient egyptians percieved the world around them. They influenced the egyptian culture and the other civilizations around Egypt.

Dive into the realm of these myths with a series of five lectures.

Syllabus:
1. Introduction – Egypt, its early history and geography, its people and culture and their Gods
2. The Myths of Creation, Sustenance and Death – Ra, Aten Osiris and Isis, Set and Horus, Anubis
3. The city deities and their cults
4. The rest of the pantheon and the impact of the Greeks and Romans
5. The Pharaohs – The Living Gods and their legends and temples

About the Resource Person
Kurush F Dalal has a BA in Ancient Indian History and History from the University of Mumbai, an MA in Archaeology as well as a PhD on the Early Iron Age in Rajasthan, both from Deccan College, Pune University. Subsequently he shifted focus to the Early Medieval Period predominantly on the West Coast of India and excavated the sites of Sanjan, Chandore and Mandad. These excavations and the data recovered have had a strong impact on scholarship in the region. The recent Mandad excavations have revealed a brand new hitherto unknown Indo-Roman Port site with antecedents going back even further. Dr. Dalal also actively works on Memorial Stones and Ass-curse Stones in India and dabbles in Numismatics, Defence Archaeology, Architecture, Ethnoarchaeology and allied disciplines. He is the Co-Director of the Salsette Explorations Project, a massive Urban Archaeology Project documenting the Archaeology of Mumbai since 2015, thus extending his interest from the Medieval into the Colonial Period. He has published over 35 papers and has read many more at National and International Seminars. He is a visiting lecturer at various Universities, Colleges, Schools and Government Institutions. He taught archaeology and allied subjects at the University of Mumbai for 10 years. He has recently blended his passion for food and archaeology into a research in Culinary Anthropology and Food Archaeology. He runs a very successful course called The Studying Food Workshop teaching food beyond the usual topics. He has made the most of the lockdown teaching via Instagram Lives and by teaching at various online platforms like Mythopia and INSTUCEN.

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Introduction – Egypt, its early history and geography, its people and culture and their Gods
1:30
2
The Myths of Creation, Sustenance and Death – Ra, Aten Osiris and Isis, Set and Horus, Anubis
1:45
3
The city deities and their cults
1:28
4
The rest of the pantheon and the impact of the Greeks and Romans
1:34
5
The Pharaohs – The Living Gods and their legends and temples
1:45

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Duration: 5 hours
Lectures: 5
Video: 5 hours
Level: Beginner

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