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« Reply #15: June 06, 2007, 08:15:54 pm »

rather, supports that the living dead have been "alive" and present since ancient times....I dunno...maybe I read too much............maybe my brother *is* just crazy  Cheesy

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Definitely the idea of the living dead has been around since ancient times.

Norse folklore has the Draugar, the walking dead. Their discription is very similar to modern movie Zombies.

They are animated corpses, actively decomposing and smell like rotting meat. The prefered method for killing them is by beheading. They usually come back to attack family members but will also attack those who get too close to the burial mound they live in.

Google brought up mostly death metal bands with that name but here's a link with more details, it's Wikipedia but the info isn't too bad:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draugr
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« Reply #16: June 06, 2007, 10:42:05 pm »

Definitely the idea of the living dead has been around since ancient times.

Norse folklore has the Draugar, the walking dead. Their discription is very similar to modern movie Zombies.

They are animated corpses, actively decomposing and smell like rotting meat. The prefered method for killing them is by beheading. They usually come back to attack family members but will also attack those who get too close to the burial mound they live in.

Google brought up mostly death metal bands with that name but here's a link with more details, it's Wikipedia but the info isn't too bad:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draugr


yeh, and there are also Egyptian heiroglyphs that show a human figure with another, smaller, human figure in the larger human glyph's mouth.

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« Reply #17: June 06, 2007, 11:29:02 pm »

yeh, and there are also Egyptian heiroglyphs that show a human figure with another, smaller, human figure in the larger human glyph's mouth.

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In Kemetic the living dead or ghosts are called muuet (mut is singular). 
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« Reply #18: June 07, 2007, 04:36:38 am »

yeh, and there are also Egyptian heiroglyphs that show a human figure with another, smaller, human figure in the larger human glyph's mouth.


Do you have any sources for that?  I saw that in Max Brook's work, but I'm not going to believe it until I see it outside of a fictional work.  Any Kemetics who can comment?
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« Reply #19: June 07, 2007, 10:15:37 pm »

In Kemetic the living dead or ghosts are called muuet (mut is singular). 


That's interesting. Do you know what the exact interpretation of 'muuet' is? Is it just "living dead", or did the Egyptians refer to them as something else? or was it just an idea to them as it is to us? ((I don't know if that last question can even be answered unless we went back to their time...just really interested in learning about Egyptian ideology))
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« Reply #20: June 08, 2007, 08:53:07 pm »

That's interesting. Do you know what the exact interpretation of 'muuet' is? Is it just "living dead", or did the Egyptians refer to them as something else? or was it just an idea to them as it is to us? ((I don't know if that last question can even be answered unless we went back to their time...just really interested in learning about Egyptian ideology))

As far as I know, that's what they were called. 

Ghost is probably a better translation than living dead since "living dead" could be the blessed ancestors who were enjoying eternal life in Wesir's realm. 

Muuet were often wandering spirits who didn't get judged or a proper whatever so they stayed and haunted people.  As to why, I'd figure that depended on the spirit.  The Ancient Gods Speak edited by Donald B. Redford has more information about this. 
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