The image above is Beset a female-demon form of Bes, an Egyptian deity. I suspect Baubo and Beset are related. Baubo and Bes are both comedic guardians of children, as are the Cabeiri. In my third novel, my main character acts as a caretaker to a little girl, but I’m not sure why anyone would want to do the girl any harm — I need to figure out that particular motive. My main character’s rival faction is gunning for financial property, but it has nothing to do with the girl. Maybe I’ll be more motivated to write after I figure out his next motive.
Image for Wikipedia with the following credits:
English: Sudan National Museum: Female Demon Beset
|Date||27 December 2016, 11:12:08|