Pantheon: The True Story of the Egyptian Deities by Hamish Steele
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wonderful! Absolutely entertaining! I'm fond of all mythology and Egyptian is high up on my list of favourites. What Steele has done here is make these complicated characters and stories accessible to the lay reader bringing with them all the sex, violence and hilarity you could want. Absolutely not a book for children as it is very sexually graphic but a host of fun for adults. The art is a lot of fun, drawn in a Simpsons-ish style while using the profiles found in Egyptian art itself. This is the story of creation up to the time the gods left earth to the humans. Many foundational stories of the mythology are featured here including all the titillating incest, homosexuality and intrigue. I really enjoyed Hamish Steele's version of Egyptian mythology.