Originally published at: https://library.hrmtc.com/2017/06/12/kingship-and-the-gods/
Julianus reviews Kingship and the Gods: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion as the Integration of Society and Nature by Henri Frankfort in the Bkwyrm archive.
Considered perhaps the classic study of Sacred Kingship in Egypt and Mesopotamia, this book is vital to any understanding of those civilisations and their religions. Frankfort has a marvelous ability to convey the thinking of ancient peoples and your time with this book will be well spent.
Now if I could figure out why this so-called “primitive thought” makes so much more sense than anything current today…