Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Mouse Demon of the Book of the Dead

     I am reading John Taylor's book Journey Through the Afterlife and I saw something in a photo on page 19 that struck me as odd.

     On the papyrus of Nesitanebisheru (Dynasty 21 or 22) there is a rather traditional scene showing The sky goddess Nut being separated from Geb (the god of the earth) by the god Shu. To the upper right of this scene are representations of gods and demons raising their hands in adoration. One of the demons (for the lack of a better word) has the head of a mouse or similar animal. I have never seen anything quite like it.

     The name of the demon is something like srk'd. The first three characters in the name are very clear (srk). The fourth character in the name looks like the fish that Gardiner's sign list transliterated as 'd (Gardiner's Grammar, p. 477, sign K3).

Does anyone have a clue what this demon is? If so, please let me know.


  1. This is one of the demons harasing me for the last 7 years. I been looking for the name do I can cast it out. Thank goodness I finally found it.

  2. I became woke of the real world before better called a (matrix) all humans must wake up and not stay sleep for the world will continue to fool us and control us, but just last night I came across a never before seen being in my dream, woke up and decided look it up and here I found it

  3. Let this message reach out to all people,tell them to be more aware of their surroundings