Posts filed under: Religion

  • Close-up of Turtle-headed demon on coffin
Turtle headed demon – still missing! Turtle headed creatures are quite rare in iconography of ancient Egypt and examples are scattered through different contexts. We can meet them mostly in funerary sphere where they serve as guardians. In the case of late Third Intermediate Period coffins, turtle headed creatures can...
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Just when I thought that all the demons and liminal beings with knives on their feet were depicted on furniture, jewelry, or cosmetic containers… During the Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity conference, an image was shown of a big Taweret holding a knife with each of her four limbs. She stands tall and proud,...
Contexts, Contacts, Continuities and Comparisons Full details and location of this International Collaborative Conference in Ancient Magic 5-9 July, 2015, University of Bonn Download Flyer Poster Full Programme  ...
  • Ibis, Baboon, Mouse from Book of the Dead
For some reason, these little entities just keep catching my eye. As I was perusing that wonderful catalogue Journey through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead edited by John Taylor, on p. 19 I came across another little mouse being in a late 21st or 22nd dynasty papyrus of...
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...
  • 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...
  • 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...