Name:  Mummies

Features:  Human corpses wrapped in linen

Source:  Ancient Egyptian Mythology

Habitat:  Egypt

In order to help their loved ones souls live on forever, the people in Ancient Egypt had their own way of preparing and embalming their deceased loved ones.

They would remove all the internal organs and stuff the bodies with various herbs that would help preserve the flesh of their dearly departed.  Then they would carefully wrap the entire body with strips of linen.  After this ritual, the corpse was then ready to rest in a tomb.

In numerous stories, these mummified corpses could be brought back to life using certain spells from ancient scrolls.  Once revived, the undead would seek the power and riches they once had and destroy anyone who tried to get in their way.

They are also said to be able to hypnotize the living and use them as their slaves.  They can also use spells found in ancient scrolls to create disasters.  The only way to kill them is to use a magic spell to send them back to the Afterlife – a spell using the same kind of magic that was used to revive them.

Warning signs were sometimes placed on the door of certain tombs where the mummies were laid to rest.  Signs warning not to disturb were best abided by.  Sometimes the particular corpse resting inside the tomb is one that is ready to put a curse on anyone that disturbs its resting place. 

It is believed that such a curse was placed on the tomb of the famous King Tut.  All of those who entered it died because a powerful curse was unleashed.  

In 1923, an expedition paid for by Lord Carnarvon entered the 3000 year old tomb of King Tutankhamun.  When the tomb was first opened, Lord Carnarvon was bitten by a mosquito.  He died of an infection from the bite a few months later, on the same day his dog Susie died.

After a dozen years passed, 32 people connected to the dig had died – all under unusual circumstances.  Does this mean the curses killed them all or were they all infected by a poisonous mold that was thriving in the enclosed tomb for 3000 years?

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