Re: Spells with Hieroglyphics
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Oct 26, 2016
Post # 2
It's not so much that they were used to cast spells as they were used to record magical actions. For instance, the Egyptian Book of the Dead includes the texts of magical actions that the soul of a dead person would need to take in order to reach what was seen as the afterlife by the Egyptians.
I suppose it would also be possible to cast a spell if you were casting it by writing things down and then perhaps burning the papyrus they were written on. Or you could read aloud a spell that was written in hieroglphics.