The War of Horus and Set

The War of Horus and Set

Description

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.


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Details

Author(s)
David A. McIntee, Mark Stacey
For ages
12-17
Format
Paperback | 80 pages
Dimensions
184 x 248 x 7.62mm | 264g
Publication date
21 May 2013
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
2 col
ISBN10
1780969023
ISBN13
9781780969022
Bestsellers rank
421,055