Female Demon in the Book of the Dead

What IS the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project?

the Dictionnaire Infernal by Collin de Plancey

What is Demonology?

The study and classification of demonic entities, beliefs, rituals, and their related paraphernalia. The Ancient Egyptians themselves did not classify these—but we will.

Poznan Archaeological Museum Book of the Dead

What is a Demon?

"DEMON" is our generic term for those superhuman entities that hover between the native Ancient Egyptian categories of god, man, and king. They could also be called monsters, ghosts, spirits, genii, godlets, supernatural entities, Zwischenwesen, and daimons. Some harm, some help people.

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There are lots of demon-things in Ancient Egypt...

Walters Art Museum [Public domain, CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Images can be demon-things

Helpful demons can be found on objects used in rituals to repel harmful demons, such as this ivory "apotropaion".

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    CODAH Presentation on the Demonology Database

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    CODAH – Centre on Digital Arts and Humanities: Digging into Demons: The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project Database by Dr Kasia Szpakowska (Swansea University) Tuesday 10 February, 12.00pm SURF Room, Fulton House, Swansea University In this presentation I will provide an overview of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology […]

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    Call for papers: Demon Things conference

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    Dancing Demon from Ancient Egyptian headrest at Company of Images Conference

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