Posts tagged with: turtle

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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Today’s demon is a turtle-headed guardian!   It is always interesting to see how the ancient Egyptians depicted composite beings such as this one. This demon actually has the head and shell or body of a turtle as its head! Perhaps this is to make the image more recognisable as...
For World Turtle Day, the focus is on, well, turtles! Turtles and tortoises appear as beneficial daemons on all sorts of paraphernalia. One of my favorites is the faience feeding cup that comes from Lisht (dynasty 12-13). It was found deposited in a basket that also contained a crocodile figure....