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The work of several Level 3 (senior) students taking the Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt course at Swansea University had their articles accepted for Inscriptions, the Newsletter of the Friends of the Egypt Centre (May 2014 edition). Sakhmet’s Horde: Plague Demons by Katherine Smith The Significance of Hedgehogs in Ancient Egypt by...
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This sounds like a fascinating project, perfectly timed to reflect the growing interest in the material manifestations of magic and religion. The result will be a book on The Material Culture of Magic, edited by Dr Antje Bosselmann-Ruickbie and Dr Leo Ruickbie. (From their call) Call For Chapters – The Material Culture of...
Think you know what an ancient Egyptian demon is? Then your help is needed!   Definitions There is much academic discussion over the definition of ancient Egyptian demons. A variety of modern terms have been used to describe these entities, including ‘genius’, ‘minor divinity’ and ‘demon’ (alternatively spelt ‘daemon’). It...
From Fabien Pfitzmann <[email protected]> via Jack Sasson =============================================== Colloque interdisciplinaire organisé par la chaire “Milieux bibliques” Entre dieux et hommes: anges, démons et autres…   19-20 mai 2014 Collège de France 11 place Marcelin-Berthelot, 75005 Paris Dans beaucoup de religions et de systèmes philosophiques, la question de la place de...
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On 15th May, Swansea University’s Egypt Centre hosts: Museums at Night: Demons and Spirits of the Dead (late night opening 4-8pm)...
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Preliminary preparations have begun for the third in a series of meetings of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project. The theme of this international conference is: Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian manifestations of liminal entities March 14-17, 2016 The conference is co-organized by Swansea University’s Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K (Research Institute...
The Demonology Project’s Zuzanna Bennett will be giving a lecture as part of the Friends of the Egypt Centre lecture series.   The ancient Egyptians came into contact with a wide range of supernatural beings in daily life and in the afterlife, some of which are described in the texts and images...