Come explore a sample of the many supernatural creatures that helped Ancient Egyptians cope with troubles, afflictions, and ailments of everyday life. While their gods are well-known, these composite creatures were usually left unnamed and do not appear in our lists and encyclopedias. Yet anybody, from an elite pharaoh such as Tutankhamun to a poor small child, could appeal for help and protection from these beings. Many of them resemble our own mythical creatures, gremlins, gnomes, daemons, and familiars.
For the first time, we bring you a sample of supernatural beings—some fully human, some animal hybrids, some objects—to explore! There are three versions of the catalogue and we would be interested to know which you prefer.
This is just a sample—there are many many more that surrounded the Egyptians over 3,000 years, and the catalogue will constantly grow. Where we do not have an image yet, you will notice we have put in a placeholder. In the meantime, Enjoy!