Untersuchungen zu den Totenbuchsprüchen 33, 34 und 35

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Elena Mahlich

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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.

 

 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5913/jarce.53.2017.a003

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