Ancestors, Ancient Texts, Books, Hymns, Wepwawet

Rest in Peace, Terence DuQuesne

This post has alerted me to some sad news: May Wepwawet Open the Beautiful Way in the West for Him.

Terence DuQuesne has passed away.

I did not know him, but I have read many of his works. He was an Egyptologist who seemed to specialize in the Jackal Deities of Egypt especially Wepwawet, Anubis and Anupet, among others. Due to his ground-breaking work on the subject-prolific writings spanning decades-many know more about Wepwawet and other Jackal Deities than they ever did before. His work will inspire and inform many future generations.

He published many books and articles. Among them are Black and Gold God, Jackal at the Shaman’s Gate, Jackal Divinities Volume 1, and Anubis and the Spirits of the West.

Other of his works include:

DuQuesne, Terence. The Salakhana Trove: Votive Stelae and Other Objects from Asyut. London: Darengo Publications, 2009.

DuQuesne, Terence. Anubis, Upwawet and Other Deities: Personal Worship and Official Religion in Ancient Egypt. The Egyptian Museum of Cairo, 2008.

DuQuesne, Terence. “Exalting the God: Processions of Upwawet in Asyut in the New Kingdom”. Discussions in Egyptology, Vol. 57. 2003, pp. 21-46.

DuQuesne, Terence. “The Great Goddess and her Companions in Middle Egypt”. Mythos und Ritual. Festschrift für Jan Assmann zum 70. Geburtstag. 2008.

He was also a poet and published some poetry anthologies.
His books are listed here: Darengo Publications

The sky has an extra star tonight and always.

Hail to you, you imperishable star.

A thousand of bread
A thousand of beer
A thousand of every good thing
for your Ka.
May you ascend to the stars
shining brightly among the Gods.


2 thoughts on “Rest in Peace, Terence DuQuesne”

  1. Very sad. Everything DuQuesne wrote was so perceptive, filled with a profound sympathy for Egyptian theology. The journal he founded, Discussions in Egyptology, has also been a forum for some of the most progressive scholarship on Egyptian religion.

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