Posts tagged with: demons

  • 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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Amy Hammett The Clay Balls of Ancient Egypt: A Symbolic Defence Against Apophis? The “striking of the ball” ritual, dated from the New Kingdom to the Late period, is depicted on a number of temple walls. The scene depicts the Pharaoh, armed with a club or stick, hitting balls before...
The Threat of the Headless Being: Constructing the Demonic in Christian Egypt David Frankfurter, Boston University Noon AHMA Colloquium Monday, March 7, 12-1.30 pm 370 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley This paper concerns the way local demonologies change under the influence of Christianity and the role of ritual experts, in this case...
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...
Just came across this rather nifty Bes in the Brooklyn Museum. Take a close look at those claws!  ...
From Fabien Pfitzmann <[email protected]> via Jack Sasson =============================================== Colloque interdisciplinaire organisé par la chaire “Milieux bibliques” Entre dieux et hommes: anges, démons et autres…   19-20 mai 2014 Collège de France 11 place Marcelin-Berthelot, 75005 Paris Dans beaucoup de religions et de systèmes philosophiques, la question de la place de...
  • Demon dog knife breast snake Dirpu mythlogical
Preliminary preparations have begun for the third in a series of meetings of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project. The theme of this international conference is: Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian manifestations of liminal entities March 14-17, 2016 The conference is co-organized by Swansea University’s Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K (Research Institute...
  For Day 2 of the Demon Advent Calendar we have a man-eating hippo demon. Unfortunately, this demon doesn’t have a name written next to its image. It comes from an ivory wand currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Accession Number 15.3.197). You can find out more about the wand...
  • Visions of Enchantment Conference
[colored_box variation=”purple”]This sounds like an interesting conference for those interested in demonic entities from all cultures (not just Ancient Egypt!)[/colored_box] Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Spirituality & Visual Culture An International Conference at the University of Cambridge, 17-18 March 2014   Conference project This two-day conference is a collaboration between the...
  • Akhw in the tomb of Thutmosis III
Rita Lucarelli returns to Columbia University, New York for the eighth meeting of the Ancient Near Eastern Seminar of the 2012-13 academic year. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Dr. Rita Lucarelli, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn Restless Dead and Ghosts in Ancient Egypt Beliefs in ghosts and spirits of the dead are widespread in world religions. In...