Think Egypt Think Magic: Essence of Spells, Incantations, Amulets and Absolute Faith – Part II

Think Egypt Think Magic: Essence of Spells, Incantations, Amulets and Absolute Faith – Part II

Popular stories from different eras of ancient Egyptian history reveal staggering and incredible tales of magical feats that were performed by lector priests, sorcerers and even kings. How much of this was true? Did the masses blindly follow practices involving magic, or was this unshakeable faith, based on concrete results, that constituted their core belief?

(Read Part I here)

Coptic codex with magic spells – fifth to sixth century AD. Museo Archeologico, Milan. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Coptic codex with magic spells – fifth to sixth century AD. Museo Archeologico, Milan. (CC BY-SA 3.0)


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