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FINAL GOAL: $2000 REACHED IN 5 HOURS! (Well done!)
STRETCH GOAL #1: ($5000): Hiring Professional Artist(s)
STRETCH GOAL #2: TBA AT STRETCH GOAL 1 CAP!

How many deities were there in ancient Egypt? Multiple volumes have been published about the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt: encyclopedias, archaeological surveys, theological discussions, art books...in multiple languages for centuries.

The 100 Gods of Egypt project represents my next contribution to the ongoing literature around ancient Egyptian religion and its gods, with special focus on a hundred essays concerning 100 different deities or related clusters of deities and spirits. (See the list below.)

These fully-referenced academic essays will be compiled into a book, also including my photographs from Egyptian sites and antiquities, and professional illustrations if we meet a stretch goal of $5,000. It will be published in eBook, paperback, and hardcover formats in February 2019 (a year after our Make 100 campaign closes), so I have time to create an edited and peer-reviewed quality publication for you.

This is my third Kickstarter project related to Egypt. My first two Kickstarters related to the ancient Egyptian religious festival calendar. Those projects (The Ancient Egyptian Daybook and The Ancient Egyptian Daybook Perpetual Planner) include lots of deities, though there was neither time nor space to write about them in detail. I am also the author of The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook, where I translated and collated a hundred ancient Egyptian prayers, again to less deities than 100 Gods of Egypt will include.

THE 100 GODS OF EGYPT

Sponsor your favorite deity today! 
Note: * after a name indicates at least one sponsor. (Last update 7:30pm PST Jan 19)

Small articles (about 500 words, 0-1 images)

  • Amenti*
  • Ammit*
  • Anat, Astarte, Qadesh (Qetesh), and Reshep (Reshef)*
  • Antinous*
  • 'Anty (Antaios, Antywy)
  • Anukis (Anqet, Anuket)*
  • Anput (Anupet)*
  • Apedemak, Arensnuphis, Dedun (Dedwen), Mandulis, and Menhyt
  • Ash 
  • Banebdjedet
  • Bat
  • Duamutef*
  • Hapy
  • Hatmehit*
  • Heh and Hauhet
  • Heka*
  • Herishef
  • Horemakhet
  • Hu and Sia
  • Iah (Aah)
  • Ihy
  • Imset (Amset)
  • Imhotep*
  • Iusaas (Iusaaset, Nebet-Hotepet)
  • Kek and Kauket*
  • Khentiamentiu
  • Mehet-weret
  • Meret (Merit)
  • Meretseger
  • Meshkhenet and Tanenet (Tjenenyt)
  • Nebtu (Nebetuu)*
  • Nehebkau*
  • Nehmet-Awai*
  • Nepri (Neper) and Nepit
  • Pakhet*
  • Qebshenuef
  • Rait-Tawy
  • Sah, Sopdet, and Sopdu
  • Satet
  • Sepa*
  • Shai
  • Shezemtet*
  • Shezmu
  • Tasenetnofret
  • Tatenen
  • Tayet
  • Tithoes (Tutu)
  • Weneg (Uneg)
  • Wenut*
  • Weret-Hekau*

Medium articles (about 1500 words, 1-2 images)

  • Amunet
  • Apis, (Wesir-Hap) Buchis (Bakha), Hesat, and Mnevis (Mer-wer)
  • Apophis (Apep)*
  • Aten (Aton)*
  • Atum (Tem)*
  • Hapi (Nile)
  • Harpocrates (Heru-pa-Khered)
  • Heqat
  • Khepera
  • Khonsu* (2 backers)
  • Ma'ahes*
  • Mafdet*
  • Montu
  • Min*
  • Nefertem* (2 backers)
  • Nekhbet*
  • Nun and Naunet*
  • Renenutet
  • Serapis
  • Seshat*
  • Shu (Anhur)*
  • Sokar*
  • Taweret (Opet)*
  • Tefnut (Mehit)*
  • Wadjet* (2 backers)

Large articles (at least 2500 words, 3 or more images)

  • Amun and Amun-Ra*
  • Anubis (Anpu, Yinepu)* (3 backers)
  • Bast*
  • Bes*
  • Geb
  • Hathor (Hethert)*
  • Horakhty (Heruakhety) and Ra-Horakhty
  • Horus (Heru) the Elder (Haroeris/Heru-wer, Behdety, Hemon)
  • Horus (Heru) the Younger (Harsiese/Heru-sa-Aset, Harendotes/Heru-nedj-it-ef, Shed)*
  • Isis (Aset)* (2 backers)
  • Khnum
  • Ma'at*
  • Mut
  • Neith (Nit)* (2 backers)
  • Nephthys (Nebt-het)*
  • Nut*
  • Osiris (Wesir, Ausar)*
  • Ptah* (2 backers)
  • Ra*
  • Sekhmet* (2 backers)
  • Serqet (Selkis)*
  • Set* (2 backers)
  • Sobek*
  • Thoth (Djehuty, Tehuti)*
  • Wepwawet (Apuat)*

Limited Sponsorships & Book Add-ons!

You can sponsor a deity in the limited backer rewards - small, medium, or large. Deity sponsorship is limited to 100 backers, per Kickstarter's Make 100 rules for 2018. If you're not interested in sponsorship, but would like to preorder a copy of 100 Gods of Egypt, you can do that - see the relevant backer rewards.

If you want to sponsor a deity AND get in on the publication, you can do that too. Shipping is waived for sponsors (so you save money as well!). Just add the desired item(s) you'd like to your total pledge, and I'll send eBooks and/or printed books when the time comes! Note you must figure in this cost manually at pledge time if you want to be included in this Kickstarter special; otherwise, you'll have to wait until after 100 Gods of Egypt is available to secure your copy!

Kickstarter: It's All or Nothing

Kickstarter's model is an all-or-nothing model. If we have not achieved our goal after 30 days of crowdfunding this project, it will not be funded, and backers will not be charged. Thus there is no risk to you if our project campaign doesn't meet its goal. Provided we meet or exceed our goal, you will be charged for all pledges and add-on backer rewards at the end of our 30-day campaign.

If you'd like to help 100 Gods of Egypt become a reality, please join us and spread the word about this project. And thank you for your support! (It's divine.)

Risks and challenges

If we do not get 100 sponsors for the 100 Gods of Egypt essays, it is possible that we will not make the goal (our goal is calculated on the assumption every essay will be sponsored). I intend to work on this book regardless of whether the Kickstarter makes goal, though making the goal equals funding to set aside work time for the project. If the Kickstarter is unsuccessful, release is likely to be delayed.

In past Kickstarter projects I ran into a problem where I went into cost overruns around shipping (this is common as I understand it for first-time Kickstarters or those who end with more backers than expected; both those things were true for me). The Daybook is complete and the Daybook Planner is close to going to print, so neither of those projects will affect completion of this project financially or time-wise. I believe the 100 Gods of Egypt project, with its slightly higher backer and shipping fees, should avoid that particular issue. Plus, since sponsorship is not necessarily tied to receiving a book, and is limited to 100 backers per Kickstarter's Make 100 rules, there are not likely to be as many books to ship.

As I've already done two successful Kickstarters, I believe I have sufficient experience and the ability to carry this one out. It's smaller and less complicated than either of those projects were, due to the special scope required of a Make 100 project.

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