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Odd Birds

Therioencephaly was all the rage. All the cool kids were doing it.

Of eight bird-headed deities in the Egyptian pantheon, six of them are falcon-headed. I’ve been drawing Horus as something closer to a toucan or hornbill, because he looked better that way.

I’m completely unrepentant about that, by the way. As far as I’m concerned, the Egyptians showed a singular lack of imagination and taste when depicting their gods.

There was also a bull (no relation to Minos), a cat, a hippo, a crocodile, at least one lioness, and Set. We have no idea what Set was, but he was an embarrassment to the family.

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