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Pantheon: The True Story of the Egyptian Deities

Pantheon The True Story of the Egyptian Deities 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 el

  • Title: Pantheon: The True Story of the Egyptian Deities
  • Author: Hamish Steele
  • ISBN: 9781910620205
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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,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.Hamish Steele is a freelance animation director and illustrator from London He graduated from Kingston University with First Class Honors in 2013 and since then has worked for the BBC, Frederator Studios, Blink Ink, BOOM Studios, Random House and Nickelodeon and Big Finish Pantheon is his first graphic novel.

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    1. Very funny take on the Osiris myth that is also very adult (not for children). Hamish Steele manages to keep the major points of the myth in focus while presenting the story in an almost adult animation perspective; while I would not base my understanding of this important myth on this version only it is a very good introduction to further reading.

    2. I've always had a weird mental block re: Egyptian mythology, probably because the D'Aulaires never wrote a book about it that I could read until the covers fell off when I was nine. I've never been able to remember who's the god of what, or who's married to whom, or who cut off whose junk. That block is gone now, thanks to Hamish Steele's beyond-delightful book Pantheon. Using a simple, Simpsons-esque drawing style and a radiant color palette, Steele recreates the legend of the feud between Set [...]

    3. Lots of bickering gods who also chop each other to bits, or just chop off specific bits, stab each other, poison each other, sleep with each other (meaning sisters with brothers, nephews with uncles, sisters with their sisters' husbands, brothers with their brothers' wives, and I'm sure I'm missing quite a few configurations.) And they kill lots of humans and then regret it and then do it again.I love ancient Egyptian mythology and this is a wonderful book and a great reference (there are many v [...]

    4. An entertaining intro to the story of the Egyptian deities—will serve me as an excellent primer and give me confidence when I eventually delve into more complex texts on the matter. I imagine it would share the same function for you!

    5. 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 [...]

    6. The Gods are nuts. Don't take my word for it. All you'd have to do is read about any of them. Like I said, nuts. This comic is about the Egyptian Pantheon and their shenanigans. Oh my word, but nutty doesn't begin to describe what's going on here. Incest, murder, poison, betrayal, lots of sex - yes, I guess it is rather like Game of Thrones with these cutely drawn, chubby gods. The art is fun and colorful and cutesy, and you'd be wrong to think it might be appropriate for kids. It is not. That s [...]

    7. I was given this as a birthday present (approximately 4hrs ago at the time of writing this) and I read it in one sitting. This is a record for me with graphic novels because I find them difficult to read and often put them down for days at a time. (Yes I know that's the weird way round and most people work better with images included.) Pantheon is utterly stupendous, uproariously funny and slyer than Set in it's delivery. The style of the art work perfectly fits the storytelling which is always [...]

    8. 'The Greatest Story ever told' is often a subtitle applied to the Bible or particularly the story of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately they will no longer be able to use this line now that Hamish Steele has publishedPantheon, which is unequivocally the Greatest Story Ever Told. Crass, bawdy and painfully human are how I like my deities and this is what Steele offers in his eloquent and explicit linear retelling of ancient Egyptian creation myths. With humour and a vibrant graphic style you'll be worsh [...]

    9. This thing is hilarious. I almost gave this just four stars because it's pretty shallow and stupid, but that seemed unfair. Not every book has to be a literary classic. There's a time for that, but there's also a time for sex jokes. And these sex jokes are told really well. Steele accomplished exactly what he set out to do. Why should I give excellence in crude humor a lower rating than excellence in symbolism and allegory? Reading is supposed to be fun.And this is definitely fun!

    10. Funny with stunning artwork. I learnt a lot of things here and was entertained the entire time.*DISCLAIMER: So very not for children!*

    11. Banned Book Week 2017. This year I'm reading a few picture books that have been challenged for their content, and while this graphic novel is not a picture book nor has it been banned or challenged, I'm going to count it because it is only a matter of time before it makes the list. Pantheon is deliciously profane and foul! That's my favorite kind of humor when it is done well, and Hamish Steele does it very, very well.Seriously, this is not to be confused with those staid, boring graphic novels [...]

    12. Hahaha! Oh my word, this had me giggling like me four year old! This is the story of how the God's of Egypt created the world, tried to rule it, got bored, tried again, tried to kill eachother and then left to let us humans get on with it. It was bloody brilliant!The story had humour pumped into it by the bucket load. Some fantastic puns (Oh my Ra! I love a good pun), some cock jokes, and some over the top comic dismemberment. The illustration is plumped up, cutesy, Egyptian style hieroglyphics, [...]

    13. That was hilarious and crass. It also used the word "literally" waaay too frequently and I was bummed Seshat never made an actual appearance, but I would definitely read more of Steele's Egyptian mythology recaps.

    14. This is a must-read for any fan of Ancient Egyptian mythology. The gods are given so much character and humour, they really come to life from the pacing, the structure and the snappy dialogue. Genuinely wanted to read this again, immediately after devouring it in one sitting. Definitely one of the greatest comics I've read.

    15. I knew very little about the Egyptian pantheon of Gods going into this graphic historyd I came out still knowing very little, but having laughed very hard. Turns out the foundational myths of the Egyptian Gods are batshit crazy. Hamish does a great job of both mocking and illuminating those myths, telling the stories in a clear manner that absolutely elevates the absurdity. His simple, colorful illustrations are the perfect accompaniment, especially in how they play with the 2D quality of Egypti [...]

    16. While I would not consider this child-friendly and there are definitely people in my life I would not feel comfortable recommending this to - - I really enjoyed this book. I love the style of the artwork. I love the humour. Steele does a fabulous job of joining a messy complicated confusing series of stories together into a cohesive whole. I love that he has done his homework. I love that he captures that Egyptian sense of humour. I also really appreciated how he ended the book. Beginning to end [...]

    17. Absolutely brilliant! I grabbed a copy of this book at Small Press Expo and got it signed, so I'm pretty thrilled about that.Mr. Hamish gives us a comics-style retelling of the ancient Egyptian myth cycle. It's a riot! There's a cow goddess who turns into a lion who kills *everything* (Hathor-Sekmet, for you scholars out there), a real dumb falcon god (Horus) and his scheming and conniving uncle (Set). Some hippo-fighting. Some tainted lettuce. You're gonna have to read the book to find out abou [...]

    18. Learning can be fun (especially with violence, nudity & swearing!). Absolutely bonkers interpretation of Egyptian mythology, although I suspect the source material was pretty out there to begin with. Hamish Steele (by the way, how awesome a name is that?!) puts together a great narrative with really nice artwork, charting the Egyptian Gods from creation through to their departure from the mortal plain in a clear, concise manner, with plenty of laughs along the way. However, it is not for you [...]

    19. This is wonderful. It's a bawdy, wild, funny, sexy comic on Egyptian history and I loved it. There's something about the format that hearkens back to that Eagle period of British comics for me; strips that told history but did so in a resolutely distinct and specific manner. Pantheon is furiously distinct; it's South Park meets the Simpsons, and full of sex, psychedelia and rock and roll. I loved it, laughed at it, and am now quoting one of the text's refrains at far too many people. It's a joy. [...]

    20. So funny! This book is in league with My Dirty Dumb Eyes as one you should maybe refrain from reading in public or on transit. Before I read this I had only a passing knowledge of the Egyptian pantheon, mostly what I remember from reading The Egypt Game as a kid. I don't think I have a spectacular understanding now, but it's better! I love the visual style and I love the funny, straightforward writing. Definitely recommended!

    21. The greatest part of this book is the moral of the story (I won't spoil it but its on the last 5-7 pages).These egpytian Gods are flawed, deeply flawed, and have a lot of scatological, seminal (ugh) and incestual allusions. The creation myth begins with a wank. Nice quick read. Nice book, not recommended to non-adults.One odd thing. The ink on this book gives the book a really ugly smell.

    22. 3.5. This was absolutely hilarious, and ridiculous. Despite that (or maybe because of that?), it really makes Egyptian mythology understandable. As helpful as I think this book would be for anyone needing to get a better handle on Egyptian myths, I would definitely place this in the adult section of the library. Due to the graphic nature of this well graphic novel, it's definitely more for adults, or maybe the older teen crowd.I received an advanced copy for review.

    23. Hilarious and irreverant--A great way to learn about the mythology of Egypt. Steele's use of humor througout was a genius touch. I found myself wanting to read bits aloud to my hubby. I hope he takes on other mythos as I would love to see what else he can do.**Definitely not a book to hand to a kid. These are r-rated Gods!**

    24. Entertaining retelling of Egyptian mythology. The art was an effective bridge between ancient hieroglyphics and modern comics. It includes a lot of crude, graphic sex and violence, which I didn't mind. Some of the humor seemed sophomoric and "bro", which I did mind. It could be because of differences in meaning between Scottish and American cussing, though.

    25. I flicked open this book in the GOSH to a page with Isis telling Osiris not to see if he could fit into a box to win a bet, because "Set is a notorious cock!"It's a very cartoony art and humour, for a very adult story, of gods behaving outrageously oddly.

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