Ancient Egyptian Demon Advent Calendar, Day 13: Sehaqeq

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The demon of the day is named Sehaqeq.

Ostracon 5152 Leipzig, Ägyptisches Museum Georg Steindorff. Image from Lucarelli, Rita. (2010). Demons (benevolent and malevolent). UCLA: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Retrieved from: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1r72q9vv

Sehaqeq (sometimes called Sehakek) was a demon that was believed to be the cause of headaches. He is depicted here in anthropomorphic form as a young male covering his face with his arm. We even know a little about his ancestry as his parents are named in some magical texts.

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