This book is about the weird and wonderful lesser-known ‘spirit’ entities of ancient Egypt, daemons, the mysterious and often fantastical creatures of the Egyptian ‘Otherworld’, and the closely related spirits of the dead. Few books deal accessibly with less familiar entities—daemons such as Ammut the Devourer, She Who Embraces, and the serpopard—which are here introduced to a new readership.
|Publisher:||University of Wales Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Carolyn Graves-Brown is Curator of the Egypt Centre at Swansea University.
Table of Contents
List of figures ix
1 Introduction: Problems 1
2 Dwellings of the Dead and Daemons 13
3 Early Daemons and a Magic Wand 23
4 Those with Sticking-out Tongues, Dwarves, Hippopotami and Problems of Gender: Daemons from the New Kingdom and Later 35
5 Spirits of the Dead 69
6 Daemons on Coffins, the Book of the Dead and the Star-lit Sky 109
7 'Quasi-Daemons' 135
8 Conclusions 155