Ancient Egyptian Demons – by Dr Kasia Szpakowska, Swansea University

This evening’s lecture, at the Egyptian Society Bristol,  on Ancient Egyptian Demonology, was bestowed by The Great Goddess of  Swansea University  Dr Kasia Szpakowska.

Portentously, troublesome demons appeared to be present, as Kasia was mightily cursed by IT’ – the demon God of  Tekh-ne-kahl rituals.

However, as ‘High Priestess of the Temple of the Lecture Room’; ‘Overseer of All Who Listen Reverently’ and ‘Goddess of Those Who Wait Expectantly’, she applied much prescribed ancient ritual, magic spells and sacred utterances and successfully, quickly banished the wicked demons to the darkness and chaos of their underworld.

Kasia then went on to tell of us the multitude of demons who stalked the land and lives of Ancient Egyptians from its earliest times.   Demons who abounded – as did the rituals and magic spells to ward them off:  rituals which were designed to target those demons who were responsible for a host of ailments, problems, threats, dangers and afflictions.

The ancient Egyptians, however, sensibly defended themselves with furnishings, chairs, beds, headrests and all manner of protective artefacts – all  carefully decorated with images of good spirits with knives and blades on their feet and ankles – good spirits who were ready to spring into action in the protection of the sleeping.

It was a gretutl71at talk on an original subject, however, it tells me that I too need to surround myself with protective images and furnishings.  I must quickly acquire a suitable headrest to ward off all evil demons; so that I too can sleep safely on my symbolically carved and decorated headrest – sleep safely – albeit, probably, very uncomfortably!

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Kasia is also very involved with this project, and for those who might be interested they will be holding the Demon Things conference in March 2016.

To learn more, go to:
http://www.demonthings.com/demon-things-conference-2016/

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