Posts tagged with: Coffin Texts

This is one of a series of blogs written as an assignment by the 2015-16 Year 3 and MA students taking a course on “Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt” offered by Kasia Szpakowska at Swansea University.   Have you seen this demon? Description: This demon has a distinguishable iconography...
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The Akhu ‘Spirits’ are mentioned in several Coffin Text spells.   CT spell 47 describes these demons as part of an apotropaic list (an itemized list of dangerous entities and concepts). If any god, and spirit (Akh) and any dead person (mwt) opposes the deceased, they will be confined to...
The coffin of Djehuty-nakht (coffin code B2Bo) is dated to approximately 2010–1961 B.C. (during the Middle Kingdom). It was excavated from Tomb 10A in Deir el-Bersha, Middle Egypt (the fifteenth Ancient Egyptian nome). Coffins from this region and time period are most famous for their depictions of a map of...
  • Ancient Egyptian guardian demon
Thanks to Aayko Eyma (Egyptologists Electronic Forum) for noting that: * Rosetta (Papers of the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham) has published a Supplementary Edition to its vol. 15: UWICAH Conference 2014 Extended Abstracts and CAHA Colloquium 2014 Extended Abstracts Among the free...
Think you know what an ancient Egyptian demon is? Then your help is needed!   Definitions There is much academic discussion over the definition of ancient Egyptian demons. A variety of modern terms have been used to describe these entities, including ‘genius’, ‘minor divinity’ and ‘demon’ (alternatively spelt ‘daemon’). It...
The Demonology Project’s Zuzanna Bennett will be giving a lecture as part of the Friends of the Egypt Centre lecture series.   The ancient Egyptians came into contact with a wide range of supernatural beings in daily life and in the afterlife, some of which are described in the texts and images...
To start off the Demonology Project’s Demon Advent Calendar we have a demonic gatekeeper from the Book of Two Ways.   Its name is ‘He who drives off those who would demolish’ or xsf-xmw in Egyptian. On coffin B1C (Cairo Museum C28083) this demon is depicted next to the Gate of Fire...
On Saturday, 11 November 2013, Zuzanna Bennett will give a presentation at the UWICAH (University of Wales Institute of Classics and Ancient History) Postgraduate Conference. The conference lasts from 9:30-6:00 pm. This presentation will be from 10:10-10:30. Here is the  UWICAH Conference Programme.   What’s in a name? Transforming our perception...
  • Zuzanna Bennett poster on the Demonology 2K project
Congratulations to Zuzanna Bennett who won FIRST PRIZE for her poster on the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K at the Swansea University Post Graduate Poster Competition 2013 as part of the Festival of Research!!  Clearly she has the blessings of helpful demons as well as many talents. The poster is on display in...
  • Ancient Egyptian solar headed entities from the tomb of Ramesses VI
We are pleased to announce the arrival of two new PhD students, Felicitas Weber (Bonn University) and Zuzanna Bennett (Swansea University) to Swansea University and to the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Millennium BC.  Felicitas has worked on Bonn’s Book of the Dead Project, while Zuzi focussed on Demons in...