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  • Great of Magic
The Friends of the Egypt Centre at Swansea University host a talk by Ahmed Mekawy (University College London) TONIGHT Wednesday 17th October 2012 7pm in Fulton House, Seminar Room 2, Swansea University This research investigates the materiality and scope, within the religious landscape of ancient Egyptian archaeology, of Werethekau “Great...
  • Horus god horns Ra hawk falcon tomb
Are those devil horns on an Egyptian god? They sure look like those sported by the top little devil shown below! But no, while horns may be one of the characteristics of devils and demons in the Judeo-Christian world, in Ancient Egypt they appear on gods and goddesses. Pictured above...
  • demon, frog, ancient Egypt, magic, wand, ivory, dagger, geni
No, I don’t mean that we will now present demons having a debate in an election (though that WOULD be interesting).  But debates continue on what fits in the category of “demon.” Clearly not people, not gods — is it all the supernatural entities that exist in between? And whose...
  • sneeze, cold, phlegm, catarrh
Break out, Runny Nose! son of a Runny Nose that breaks the bones, that smashes the skull, that wreaks havoc in the brain, and causes all seven holes in the head to suffer pain, even to those followers of Ra who give praise to Thoth. See, I have brought your...
  • A new day dawns on the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt
Welcome to the new home of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project, bringing to you all things demonic and related to demons in Ancient Egypt! Amongst other things you will find here a bibliography, links to other useful sites, and a Daily Demon. Enjoy!...
  • Demon on right sockel of headrest
Demon-fighting hybrid! Ancient Egyptian headrests could be decorated with fierce demonic monsters, protecting the vulnerable sleeper from demons that appear as nightmares or cause other afflictions. This crocodile hybrid has snakes in his mouth, daggers on his feet, a spear and snake staff in one hand, while wielding a snake...
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Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Millennium BC   Academic Supervisor: Dr Kasia Szpakowska Two fully-funded PhD studentships form part of a three-year research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust entitled Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Millennium BC. Demons abound in the media today—from tales of possession to the labeling of political policies...