Posts tagged with: hippopotamus

The ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead contains many texts that describe what happens to your spirit after you die. As one of the recently deceased you would have had to pass several tests before your soul was found worthy to become one of the Akh, the glorious dead. One of...
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Modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Kingdom International Conference: 18-20 September 2014: Institute of Archaeology, University College, London The purpose of this conference is to explore the fertile imaginary world of Middle Bronze Age Egypt (2000-1500BC) through its material culture and the archaeological sources from which such...
Today’s demon is a strange composite demon from the Book of the Dead. Seems to be a cross between a hippopotamus, mouse (or shrew?) and a snake! Or is that just an odd hippo head… any thoughts?  ...
  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...
What makes a demon such a genius? It is not that she is so very smart. “Genius” is the term used for a hybrid being who is composed of animal parts.  A popular one in Ancient Egypt combined the form of a hippopotamus, lioness (or other big wild feline), and...