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Book of the Dead

The early chapters of the Book of the Dead deal with descent into the underworld and reanimation of the body.
  ancient Egyptian collection of spells, instructions, and hymns that were typically written on papyrus and entombed with deceased to aid the journey to the underworld
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  • The early chapters of the Book of the Dead deal with descent into the underworld and reanimation of the body.
  • He’d probably answer it with an obscure quote from The Tibetan Book of the Dead or gibberish about runic interpretations, but there was a chance he’d really think about it, and then we might get somewhere.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • "Most people call it The Book of the Dead," he told me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Why else is his obituary here?This is Annie’s Book of the Dead, isn’t it?
    Stephen King  --  Misery

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  • All the artifacts seemed like family mementos: a wand just like Sadie’s; a picture of the serpent leopards that had once attacked us; a page from the Book of the Dead showing demons we’d met in person.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • "The Egyptian Book of the Dead," he whispered.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • A deep and awesome vision of the journey is that of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • "Would you care to see the Book of the Dead?" a red-nosed gentleman asks.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Some immediacy was there again, some promise of hierophany: printed circuit, gently curving streets, private access to the water, Book of the Dead.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • When the duty which calls us now is happily done, if you choose to go with me, I will show you the sacred library of our priesthood; among others, the Book of the Dead, in which is the ritual to be observed by the soul after Death has despatched it on its journey to judgment.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur

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  • A book of the dead, a map of the wounded.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Nothing comparable is found in Homer’s book of the dead.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The famous episode that follows, Homer’s book of the dead, which inspired Virgil and through Virgil Dante, has often been seen as occupying a pivotal place in the poem.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • "It may be in The Book of the Dead," Carter said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Carter came stumbling down the stairs, holding The Book of the Dead.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The Book of the Dead.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Book of the Dead?
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • The Book of the Dead was buried with the mummy as a guide book to the perils of the difficult way, and chapters were recited at the time of burial.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • He began to study the Bardo Thödol, commonly known as The Tibetan Book of the Dead.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Book of the Dead [7] , Aeneid [8] , The Tale of Genji [9]
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