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Arnaud Quertinmont, Musée royal de Mariemont Anubis as a Demon? The gates of the Underworld are watched over by what we call “demons”. These guardians, who can prove to be aggressive or protective, are often armed with knives. In general, they are only known for this specific purpose and it is...
Amr Gaber, Swansea University MnH, ‘the Butcher’: A Benevolent Demon and Lord of Demons This work is concerned with a demon, i.e. Meneh who is attested in the ancient Egypt since the Middle Kingdom till the Graeco-Roman Period according to the epigraphic and iconographic evidence. Despite his aggressiveness, fierceness and violence,...
Sonja Gerke, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz The ancient Egyptian Griffin The mythical creature, that is known to us today as ‘griffin’ – a hybrid of feline body and bird’s head – overlooks a history of altogether five thousand years and was known and formed by many different cultures and cultural thoughts....
Panagiotis Kousoulis, University of the Aegean Rebellious identities and demonic diversity: Name vs. function of the msw-bdSw and the Apopian associates A central issue in the study of the ancient Egyptian demonic discourse is the variety of forms and names in which the unseen intervenes and is recognized. These manifestations...
Check out our line-up of speakers for the ‘Demon Things’ conference 2016! We will be releasing their abstracts in the next few weeks too.  ...
Here is a lovely little canine with BIG knives wielded by his hands and on his feet, as well as snakes coming out of his mouth. He is fiercely ready to protect your sleep! He can be found on the base (section E on the sketch) of the New Kingdom...
Perhaps this little walking armed sundisk can help those suffering from the heat waves making their way across various continents. Since it is part of the decoration of an apotropaic hippopotamus tusk wand, it was more likely designed to protect mothers and newborns during the process of childbirth, and to protect...