|Researchers discovered the oldest depictions of ancient Egyptian demons, showing that demonic entities populated Egyptians' imaginations as far back as 4,000 years ago. These demons gripped their victims and cut off their heads. The demon Ikenty represented as a large bird with a black feline head on a Middle Kingdom coffin. The same demon appears as a large bird on a much older leather roll.|
Guardian demons of Spell 145 of the Book of the Dead.
The sun god Ra, in the form of a Great Cat, slays a demon
|Two demons, called In-tep, pictured as a dog-like baboon, and Chery-benut, depicted as unspecified figure with human head, appear as guardians at the entrance of a complex building guarded by other demonic entities.
The texts link this building to the moon god Thoth.|