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As Mother’s Day approaches in the UK, many people will be thanking their mothers for all the hard work involved in raising them. Mothers can kiss injuries better, scare away the lurking things under the bed and even sooth away bad dreams. In Ancient Egypt a mother ‘s care of...
  • Zuzanna Bennett poster on the Demonology 2K project
Congratulations to Zuzanna Bennett who won FIRST PRIZE for her poster on the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K at the Swansea University Post Graduate Poster Competition 2013 as part of the Festival of Research!!  Clearly she has the blessings of helpful demons as well as many talents. The poster is on display in...
Island Dynamics Conference on Folk Belief and Traditions of the Supernatural Experience, Place, Ritual, and Narrative 25‒30 March 2014, Unst & Lerwick, Shetland, UK   Attendance & call for papers. This folklore conference will explore past and present supernatural traditions worldwide, focusing on how they relate to experience,  place, ritual,...
  • Cobra figurine representing demon-fighting fiery goddesses of ancient egypt
Swansea University’s Festival of Research has just announced the Launch of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Millennium BC!   by Dr Kasia Szpakowska Department of History & Classics, Swansea University Wednesday 27 February: 12.30 – 13.30: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University Demons abound in the media today—from TV shows and...
  • vampire
A fabulous exhibition at the Everhart Museum (from Feb 1-July 1, 2013) was brought to my attention today. It is called The Blood is the Life: Vampires in Art and Nature. For those of you who are fans of Dracula, True Life, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, or anything vampire it looks...
  • cobras, snakes, Ramesses III
A big THANK YOU to the Egypt Centre of Swansea University for inviting this project to launch their new Research Seminars yesterday evening. It was a fun, lively and useful event, with lots of helpful ideas about Ancient Egypt, demons, GIS, computing, databases, and religion. In the end, we are...
  • Ancient Egyptian solar headed entities from the tomb of Ramesses VI
We are pleased to announce the arrival of two new PhD students, Felicitas Weber (Bonn University) and Zuzanna Bennett (Swansea University) to Swansea University and to the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Millennium BC.  Felicitas has worked on Bonn’s Book of the Dead Project, while Zuzi focussed on Demons in...