Ancient Egyptian Demon Advent Calendar, Day 6: Keeper of the Waterway

Great-Face, who opposes the aggressors. Sketch by Zuzanna Bennett
Great-Face, who opposes the aggressors. Sketch by Zuzanna Bennett

In today’s Demon Advent Calendar is a Keeper of the bend of the waterway from the Coffin Texts.

Great-Face, who opposes the aggressors. Sketch by Zuzanna Bennett
Great-Face, who opposes the aggressors. Sketch by Zuzanna Bennett

 

This demon is named ‘Great-Face, who opposes the aggressors’ and is found in Coffin Text 1056, which is part of the Book of Two Ways. He is found in a bend of the water path and is given the title of ‘Keeper of this bend’. Demons such as this are stationed along the water and land paths leading to the afterlife.

 

Great-face is depicted as having a human head and beard, the body of a feline and a forked, Seth-like tail. He also wears Longips horns and a sun disk on his head.

 

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