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The essay examines the spells 33, 34 and 35 from the Book of the Dead. The topic of these texts is the protection from snakes, which is a well known theme of Ancient Egyptian literature, especially from texts concerning the afterlife. From the Pyramid Texts onwards, snakes are known from various genres as a dangerous threat for the dead and also the living. The paper includes a synopsis and a commentary on the three spells, and concludes with a comparison of all texts.