The True Story of the Egyptian Deities

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Perseus Publishing
The most important myth in Ancient Egypt is faithfully retold in glorious color! Horus, son of Isis, vows bloody revenge on his Uncle Set for the murder and usurpation of his Pharaoh father. Based on elements from various versions of the famous Osiris myth, Hamish Steele has resurrected this fantastic story in all its symbolic and humorous glory.
Pantheon contains: incest, decapitation, suspicious salad, fighting hippos, flying cows, a boat race, resurrections, lots of scorpions and a golden willy.
The most important myth in Ancient Egypt is faithfully retold in all its filthy, hilarious glory!

Publisher: London : Nobrow, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781910620205
Branch Call Number: Fiction Steele
Characteristics: 212 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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Dec 05, 2017

Egyptian Mythology was never taught like this. Creation, battles, sex, violence, intrigue, absurdity, and some stuff that Game of Thrones wouldn't show all appears in this graphic novel version of tales of Set, Osiris, Horus, and a promised "golden willy" appears, too.

Not for the squeamish. Not for the prudes. Not for the prudently squeamish. The writing is irrelevant and the illustrations are done in a pseudo-Egyptian style that fits the subject and the theme here.

I hope the author/illustrator Hamish Steele makes future volumes of other sets of myths. Would love to see what he could do with Irish, Hindi, or Aztec Mythology.


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