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Amy Hammett The Clay Balls of Ancient Egypt: A Symbolic Defence Against Apophis? The “striking of the ball” ritual, dated from the New Kingdom to the Late period, is depicted on a number of temple walls. The scene depicts the Pharaoh, armed with a club or stick, hitting balls before...
Day 3 has seen another day of exciting presentations on the Demon Things conference.  Following a late change to the programme – Panagiotis Kousoulis and El Zahraa Megahed were unable to attend – the day began with a thought-provoking paper delivered by Nika Laventyeva and Ekaterina Alexandrova on Liminal Sources of Dangerous Powers:...
Today, the Demon Things Conference 2016 welcomed over 85 delegates to the impressive Taliesin Theatre next to the Egypt Centre, where nine excellent papers were presented over the theatre’s huge screen (for images please visit our Facebook site.) A conference on “demons” was always destined to warrant a few demons of our own...
  • Samanu's name in Cuneiform and Hieratic
Susanne Beck Demons in Mesopotamia and Egypt: Sāmānu as a Case Study The demon Sāmānu is attested by numerous magical and me­dical sources in the ancient Near East and Egypt from the 3rd millennium to the 2nd century B.C. In Meso­potamia, Sāmānu is known as a widespread evil seizing gods,...
The Threat of the Headless Being: Constructing the Demonic in Christian Egypt David Frankfurter, Boston University Noon AHMA Colloquium Monday, March 7, 12-1.30 pm 370 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley This paper concerns the way local demonologies change under the influence of Christianity and the role of ritual experts, in this case...
The Demon Creation Station will be at the Ashmolean Museum Heroes & Villains LiveFriday January 2016 Friday 29 January, 7–10.30 pm All Welcome! We are all surrounded by invisible “demons” that help or hinder us. See how these heroes and villains were depicted and described by the Ancient Egyptians, and...
John Wyatt A Demonic and Angelic Bestiary? On-going zoological research into the various animal species depicted in/on tombs, coffins, head rests, wands and Books of the Dead for a Demon/Angel Bestiary is presently raising more questions than answers. Most demons have both aggressive and protective functions suggesting that attack is...