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Ana
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:35 pm    Post subject: Nightmares Reply with quote

Hello

I would like to know if there was any superstition about nightmares. Was there any spirit similar to the Nightmare? Were the egyptians afraid of evil dreams?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if they were necessarily afraid.
They did have people who would interpret their dreams.

From another thread:

An article online about dream interpretations in ancient egypt:
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/dream.htm

Apparently they have found a dream book:
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The library of Scribe Kenhirkhopeshef also contained a Dream Book papyrus. This Dream Book was written long before Kenhirkhopeshef’s time – even then the text was considered ancient – but the content remained relevant.
The Dream Book contains approximately 108 ancient dreams, within which it describes about 78 activities and emotions.




The papyrus of Qenherkepshef is at the British museum. They have an overview of it on the web: Click Here to see the British museum page
You can see the actual papyrus as well as some other objects that belonged to this scribe who lived in the workers village of Deir en Medina.


I hope others may know more about possible deities associated with dreams?
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