Iꜣdt-rnpt is the most recurrent impact upon people on earth that is identified with the role of demon gangs of Sekhmet. The manifestation of demons to spread the iꜣdt-rnpt is remarkably associated with the blowing of pathogenic air, an argument that raises the hypothesis of a miasmatic role of demons as manifested winds. This article enlightens some aspects of the relation between the manifestation of demons and the blowing of winds carrying disease. These aspects are principally entailed in a selection of texts from the Edwin Smith Papyrus and Papyrus Leiden I 346, and in the Calendars of Lucky and Unlucky Days.
annual pestilence; Book of the Festival of the Last Day of the Year; bitterness of the plague; breaths; bubonic plague; butchers; Calendars of Lucky and Unlucky Days; contagion; demons; demon gangs; demonical winds; epidemic; headwind; messengers of Sekhmet; miasma; Papyrus Cairo JE no. 86637; Papyrus Edwin Smith; Papyrus Leiden I 346; Papyrus Sallier IV, (BM 10184), recto; passers-by; pathogenic air; purification priest of Sekhmet; Sekhmet; slaughterers; “those who cause terror”; storm; wanderers
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