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These are four of the beings that appear on the 2nd outermost shrine of Tutankhamun.  Each entity has the lower torso of a human and respectively the head of a human, a ram, a falcon, and a jackal. If you look closely, you can see that the upper torso of...
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by the Department of Religious Studies at Brown University February 28-March 1, 2014 With a keynote address delivered by John Lardas Modern, Franklin & Marshall College For the schedule please see the Religious Studies Website. Description (from their Call for Papers) Beasts and monsters populate...
Call for Papers Swansea University Postgraduate History & Classics Forum Annual Summer Symposium ‘Order and Chaos’ Swansea University, 5-6 June 2014   The History & Classics Postgraduate Forum at Swansea University will be hosting the annual Postgraduate Symposium this June. The theme for the conference is ‘Order and Chaos’, and...
Kasia Szpakowska will be teaching a new demonology course at Swansea University in semester 2, 2014 (January-June). At level 3, the course is called CLE343 Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt while at MA level it is CL-M79 Ancient Egyptian Demonology. [pullquote1 quotes=”true” align=”center”]Ancient Egyptian textual and non-textual evidence bespeaks a wide-spread...
“She lives from the blood of the damned and from her provisions which these gods give” is the Ancient Egyptian name of a goddess who consumes the unjustified dead. She can be seen in the The Composition of the Hidden Chamber (commonly known as the Amduat), at the end of the Upper...
For the last day of our Ancient Egyptian Demon Advent Calendar we bring you a hangover cure in preparation for the Christmas festivities! The ancient Egyptians sure knew how to party – there are loads of scenes of banquets loaded with food and drink with entertainment from musicians and dancers...
The demon in today’s advent calendar is a gazelle-headed wooden figurine.   This figure was also overlaid with plastered linen and is very similar to the ram-headed guardian that was featured on Day 18. They were also both found in the same place (tomb of Thutmose III, KV 34) and...