The shedshed, a curious balloon-shaped object associated with the canine god Wepwawet, has yet to be identified conclusively. Through a comparison of the shedshed with Ancient Egyptian representations of animal burrows, and a consideration of the natural behaviour of canine species, a new interpretation of the symbol as a canid den is offered. Wepwawet’s role in Egyptian mythology is reassessed in the light of this hypothesis.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Egyptian Archaeology|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|