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Daemons and Spirits in Ancient Egypt

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.

288 pages | 16 color plates, 50 halftones | 7 x 9 1/2 | © 2018

History: General History

Religion: Religion and Society

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“A devilishly good read intended for scholars and enthusiasts alike, Daemons and Spirits showcases the impressive holdings of the Egypt Centre. . . . It is beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched.”

Ellen Morris, Columbia University

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