Keywords

excration, ritual, Egyptians, rites, Pharaonic history

Abstract

The execration ritual was intended to prevent rebellious actions by Egyptians, foreigners, or supernatural forces by textually and kinetically destroying enemies via inanimate, animal, or human substitutes. Execration rites are attested throughout Pharaonic history.

Original Publication Citation

Muhlestein, Kerry, 28, Execration Ritual. In Jacco Dieleman and Willeke Wendrich (eds.), UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology, Los Angeles.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2008-04-03

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/2081

Publisher

UCLA

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

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