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In the eyes of the Ancient Egyptians the world was a dangerous place, where the unexpected might happen at any time, and its order had to be defended day in, day out.Kings, as rulers of the world, had to fend off daemons and gods like Seth who might disturb the cosmic order, actual and potential political foes who might endanger their rule and thus Maat, and almost everybody must have known someone whom they suspected of harbouring them ill will.

The need for a more substantial defence against evil was the so-called execration ritual, the abasement and (generally symbolic) destruction of one's enemies together with spells performed by experts in magic.

As time went by and the idea of an afterlife grew stronger and more widespread, people came to realize that the deceased, less able to defend themselves than the living, were in special danger, both from the dangers lurking in the underworld and from humans disturbing the peace of their tombs.

The execration rituals, originally performed for protection in the here and now for an individual, or, more often, for a group of people, came to be part of the funerary rites.

The early execration rituals had official purposes, serving to defend the country and its ruler.

They were performed as far off as Beth Shean in Canaan, where the Egyptian sphere of influence came into contact with those of foreign powers and had to be protected militarily and ritually.

who, as god of the foreign countries, stood for the world of chaos they were part of.

From the Late Period onwards private persons began to modify texts found in temples and employ them as personal magic.

The Egyptians of the Graeco-Roman period, when private execration rituals experienced a heyday, often used ancient formulas translated into Greek, a tradition which later influenced the magic of the Arabs.

You will depict every enemy of Re and every enemy of Pharaoh, dead or alive, and every proscribed deed he might dream of, the names of their father, their mother, and their children—every one of them—being written with fresh ink on a sheet of unused papyrus—and their (own) names being written on their chest, they themselves having been made of wax and bound with bonds of black thread; they will be spat on, they will be trodden with the left foot, they will be struck with a knife and a lance, and they will be thrown into the fire in a blacksmith's furnace.

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