Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The Egyptian Mythology Book that Osiris, Isis, Horus and Friends have been Waiting for....

I've recently received an image of the front cover of my new book: The Egyptian Myths, A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends (out in March in the UK and April everywhere else). Here it is:

As well as including all of the well-known myths about Osiris, Isis, Seth, Nephthys and Horus, I've also included lesser known stories, such as Geb's quest for Shu's magical wig, and the flaying of the unfortunate god Nemty (among many others). Beyond that, I immerse readers in how the Egyptians experienced their mythology in the natural environment and in their day to day lives, and introduce the perils of the afterlife realm of the Duat. Hopefully, there should be something in there to please everyone!