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  For day three of the Ancient Egyptian Demon Advent Calendar we have a long-necked feline! Beings such as this are sometimes known as serpopards, but this is technically the term given to serpent and leopard hybrid beings. On this cup, the creature is better described as a long-necked feline as...
  For Day 2 of the Demon Advent Calendar we have a man-eating hippo demon. Unfortunately, this demon doesn’t have a name written next to its image. It comes from an ivory wand currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Accession Number 15.3.197). You can find out more about the wand...
To start off the Demonology Project’s Demon Advent Calendar we have a demonic gatekeeper from the Book of Two Ways.   Its name is ‘He who drives off those who would demolish’ or xsf-xmw in Egyptian. On coffin B1C (Cairo Museum C28083) this demon is depicted next to the Gate of Fire...
The Demon Advent Calendar will be highlighting a different demon each day in the lead up to Christmas!  Make sure you check in every day to see our Daily Demon....
It’s Hedgehog season again and these little guys were just as popular with the Ancient Egyptians as they are today. Hedgehogs are very good at protecting themselves by rolling up into spiky balls, so the Brooklyn Museum’s suggestion that this might have been shaken to scare away malevolent demons and...
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A pair of griffins, each with two snakes in their mouth pull a chariot over and through an assortment of demonic hostile creatures on the base of this unusual cippus. The archer’s arrows pierce a medley of dangerous animals including snakes, scorpions, antelope and lions, while underneath them two crocodiles...
On Saturday, 11 November 2013, Zuzanna Bennett will give a presentation at the UWICAH (University of Wales Institute of Classics and Ancient History) Postgraduate Conference. The conference lasts from 9:30-6:00 pm. This presentation will be from 10:10-10:30. Here is the  UWICAH Conference Programme.   What’s in a name? Transforming our perception...