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Today’s demon is a strange composite demon from the Book of the Dead. Seems to be a cross between a hippopotamus, mouse (or shrew?) and a snake! Or is that just an odd hippo head… any thoughts?  ...
Today’s demon is brought to you from the Tomb of Ramesses V and VI (KV9).  They are featured in the Books of the Earth, Part D, Third Register, Twelfth Scene. Four deities perpetually punish the enemies (called here the “Decapitated Ones”) by holding and reversing their bodies, thus they are...
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“Egyptian Demonology within the Phylogenetic and Polymorphic Environment of the Late Period and Ptolemaic Egypt: Searching for Modes of Demonic Conception, Progression and Praxis” by Panagiotis Kousoulis is now out in the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections (JAEI)....
The demon of the day is named Sehaqeq. 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...
Today’s demon is actually a collective group of demonic beings named the ‘Slaughterers’. It is not clear how many demons make up this group of beings and they are not given individual names. The Slaughterers can be under the control of the goddess Sakhmet, who sent them as carriers of...
Day 11 of the advent calendar is a demon in the form of a crocodile. This crocodile is found on an ivory cuboid rod from the late Middle Kingdom (UC58831 from the Petrie Museum). Rods such as this were made in segments and connected together by dowels. More complete examples...
Today’s demon comes from the Coffin Texts. ‘He who is Hot’, named in Coffin Text spell 1039, resides on top of a mound looking down over the paths to the afterlife. This demon is part of a group of demons that reside on this mound, including beings named ‘Leaper’ and...