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Felicitas Weber, Swansea University The Demon Code Book of the Dead manuscripts form one of the largest corpora of funerary literature from Ancient Egypt and hence provide a unique insight into diversified private personal beliefs. Research on selected New Kingdom manuscripts builds the fundament to analyze the role of demonic...
John Richard Ward Akephalos: a Demon’s Origins and Transformation into ‘the Headless One’ The aim of this paper is to explore the possible origins and later adaptations of the ancient Egyptian Akephalos, a demon also known as ‘the Headless One’. Its characteristics, attributes and functions are primarily portrayed within the...
Kasia Szpakowska, Swansea University and Director of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Millennium BCE Launch of The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K BCE “DemonBase” Demons abound in the media today—from tales of possession, to the labelling of political policies as “demonic,” to the channelling of spirits for healing. In both the modern...
Anthony J. Spalinger (University of Auckland, New Zealand) Demonizing the Enemy: The Ramesside Libyans In contrast to recent studies of the historical accounts of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu that have focused upon the organization of the registers or the narrative techniques employed, I shall attempt a visual appreciation of one of...
Wael Sherbiny Between Texts and Images: Representations of the supernatural entities in the so-called Book of Two Ways Although textual descriptions of all sorts of supernatural entities are attested in the religious texts as early as the Pyramid Texts (if not earlier), the visual expressions about these entities are scarce...
Maria Nilsson, Lund University Symbolae sacrae – symbolic formulae for protection and adoration within the sandstone quarries of Gebel el Silsila Within the grand sandstone quarries of Gebel el Silsila is a vast amount of unique symbolic representations; stylized iconographic and pseudo-scripted signs and marks that to some extent signify...
El Zahraa Megahed and Laure Pantalacci, University of Lyon The Demoniacal Manifestations of Winds in Calendars of Lucky and Unlucky Days Calendars of Lucky and unlucky days in pCairo JE no. 86637 and pSallier IV (pBM 10184) include clear indications to the role of winds as bearers of demons and demoniacal...