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THE CHAPTER OF MAKING THE SAHU TO ENTER THE TUAT ON THE DAY OF THE
FUNERAL, WHEN THE FOLLOWING WORDS ARE TO BE SAID: Homage to thee, O
thou who dwellest in the Holy Hill (Set-Tchesert) of Amentet! the
Osiris, the royal scribe, Nekhtu-Amen, whose word is true, knoweth
thee, he knoweth thy name. Deliver thou him from the worms which are
in Ra-stau, which live upon the bodies of men and women, and feed upon
their blood, for Osiris, the favoured servant of the god of his
city, the royal scribe Nekhtu-Amen, knoweth you, and he knoweth your
names. Let the order for his protection be the first command of
Osiris, the Lord to the Uttermost Limit, who keepeth his body
hidden. May he give him release from the Terrible One who dwelleth
at the bend of the River of Amentet, and may he decree the acts that
will make him to rise up. Let him pass on to him whose throne is
placed within the darkness, who giveth light in Ra-stau. O thou Lord
of Light, come thou and swallow up the worms which are in Amentet. Let
the Great God who dwelleth in Tetu, and who is himself unseen, hear
his prayers, and let those who cause afflictions hold him in fear as
he cometh forth with the sentence of their doom to the Divine Block. I
the Osiris, the royal scribe, Nekhtu-Amen, come, bearing the decree of
Neb-er-tcher, and I am the Horus who taketh possession of his throne
for him. His father, the lord of all those who are in the Boat of
his Father Horus, hath ascribed praise unto him. He cometh bearing
tidings....... let him see the town of Anu. Their chief shall stand on
the earth before him, the scribes shall magnify him at the doors of
their assemblies, and thy shall swathe im with swathings in Anu. He
hath led heaven captive, and he hath seized the earth in his grasp.
Neither the heavens nor the earth can be taken away from him, for,
behold, he is Ra, the firstborn of the gods. His mother shall nurse
him, and shall give him her breast on the horizon.

RUBRIC: The words of this Chapter shall be said after [the deceased]
is laid to rest in Amentet; by means of them the region Tenn-t shall
be contented with her lord. And the Osiris, the royal scribe,
Nekhtu-Amen, whose word is truth, shall come forth, and he shall
embark in the Boat of Ra, and [his] body upon its bier shall be
counted up, and he shall be established in the Tuat.

THE CHAPTER OF GIVING A MOUTH TO THE OSIRIS ANI, THE SCRIBE, AND
TELLER OF THE OFFERINGS WHICH ARE MADE TO ALL THE GODS, WHOSE WORD
IS TRUE, WHO SAITH:- I rise up out of the Egg in the Hidden Land.
May my mouth be given unto me that I may speak therewith in the
presence of the Great God, the Lord of the Tuat. Let not my hand and
my arm be repulsed in the presence of the Chiefs (Tchatchau) of any
god. I am Osiris, the Lord of Ra-stau. May I, the Osiris, the scribe
Ani, whose word is true, have my portion with him who is on the top of
the Steps (Osiris). According to the desire of my heart I have come
forth from the Island of Nesersert, and I have extinguished the fire.
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[The following passage is taken from the Saite Recension]

[THE CHAPTER OF GIVING A MOUTH TO THE OSIRIS, THE SCRIBE ANI, WHO
SAITH]:- Homage to thee, O thou lord of brightness, Governor of the
Temple, Prince of the night and of the thick darkness. I have come
unto thee. I am shining, I am pure. My hands are about thee, thou hast
thy lot with thy ancestors. Give thou unto me my mouth that I may
speak with it. I guide my heart at its season of flame and of night.

RUBRIC: If this Chapter be known by the Osiris the scribe Ani,
upon earth, [or if it be done] in writing upon [his] coffin, he
shall come forth by day in every form which he pleaseth, and he
shall enter into [his] abode, and shall not be repulsed. And cakes,
and ale, and joints of meat [from those which are on] the altar of
Osiris shall be given unto him; and he shall enter in peace into
Sekhet-Aaru, conformably to the decree of the Dweller in Busiris.
Wheat and barley (dhura) shall be given unto him therein, and he shall
flourish there just as he did upon earth; and he shall do whatsoever
it pleaseth him to do, even as do the Company of the Gods who are in
the Tuat, regularly and continually, for millions of times.
 

(From the Paprys of Nebseni, Sheet 3)

THE CHAPTER OF COMING FORTH BY DAY AND OF OPENING UP A WAY THROUGH
THE AMEHET: Behold, the scribe Nebseni, whose word is truth, saith:-
Homage to you, O ye Lords of Kau, ye who are without sin, and who live
for the endless and infinite aeons of time which make up eternity. I
have opened up a way for myself to you. I have become a spirit in my
forms, I have gotten the mastery over my words of magical power, and I
am adjudged a spirit; therefore deliver ye me from the Crocodile
[which liveth in] this Country of Truth. Grant ye to me my mouth
that I may speak therewith, and cause ye that sepulchral offerings
shall be made unto me in your presence, for I know you, and I know
your names, and I know also the name of the mighty god before whose
face ye set your celestial food. His name is "Tekem." [When] he
openeth up his path on the eastern horizon of heaven, [when] he
alighteth towards the western horizon of heaven, may he carry me along
with him, and may I be safe and sound. Let not the Mesqet make an
end of me, let not the Fiend (Sebau) gain the mastery over me, let
me not be driven away from the doors of the Other World, let not you
doors be shut in my face, for my cakes are in the city of Pe, and my
ale is in the city of Tep. And there, in the celestial mansions of
heaven which my divine father Tem hath stablished, let my hands lay
hold upon the wheat and the barley, which shall be given unto me
therein in abundant measure, and may the son of my own body make ready
for me my food therein. And grant ye unto me when I am there
sepulchral meals, and incense, and unguents, and all the pure and
beautiful things whereon the god liveth, in every deed for ever, in
all the transformations which it pleaseth me [to perform], and grant
unto me the power to float down and to sail up the stream in the Field
of Reeds (Sekhet-Aaru), [and may I reach Sekhet-hetepet (the Field
of Offerings)]. I am the twin Lion-gods (Shu and Tefnut).
TEXTS RELATING TO THE WEIGHING OF THE HEART OF ANI

THE NAMES OF THE GODS OF THE GREAT COMPANY:- 1. Ra Harmakhis, the
Great God in his boat. 2. Temu. 3. Shu. 4. Tefnut. 5. Keb. 6. Nut, the
Lady of Heaven. 7. Isis. 8. Nephthys. 9. Horus, the Great God. 10.
Hathor, Lady of Amentet. 11. Hu. 12. Sa.

THE PRAYER OF ANI:- My heart, my mother; my heart, my mother! My
heart whereby I came into being! May nought stand up to oppose me at
[my] judgment, may there be no opposition to me in the presence of the
Chiefs (Tchatchau); may there be no parting of thee from me in the
presence of him that keepeth the Balance! Thou art my KA, which
dwelleth in my body; the god Khnemu who knitteth together and
strengtheneth my limbs. Mayest thou come forth into the place of
happiness whither we go. May the Sheniu officials, who make the
conditions of the lives of men, not cause my name to stink, and may no
lies be spoken against me in the presence of the God. [Let it be
satisfactory unto us, and let the Listener god be favourable unto
us, and let there be joy of heart (to us) at the weighing of words.
Let not that which is false be uttered against me before the Great
God, the Lord of Amentet. Verily, how great shalt thou be when thou
risest in triumph.]

THE SPEECH OF THOTH:- Thoth, the judge of right and truth of the
Great Company of the Gods who are in the presence of Osiris, saith:
Hear ye this judgment. The heart of Osiris hath in very truth been
weighed, and his Heart-soul hath borne testimony on his behalf; his
heart hath been found right by the trial in the Great Balance. There
hath not been found any wickedness in him; he hath not wasted the
offerings which have been made in the temples; he hath not committed
any evil act; and he hath not set his mouth in motion with words of
evil whilst he was upon earth.

SPEECH OF THE DWELLER IN THE EMBALMMENT CHAMBER (ANUBIS):- Pay
good heed, O righteous Judge to the Balance to support [the testimony]
thereof. Variant: Pay good heed to the weighing in the Balance of
the heart of the Osiris, the singing-woman of Amen, Anhai, whose
word is truth, and place thou her heart in the seat of truth in the
presence of the Great God.

THE SPEECH OF THE GODS:- The Great Company of the Gods say to
Thoth who dwelleth in Khemenu: That which cometh forth from thy
mouth shall be declared true. The Osiris the scribe Ani, whose word is
true, is holy and righteous. He hath not committed any sin, and he
hath done no evil against us. The devourer Am-mit shall not be
permitted to prevail over him. Meat offerings and admittance into
the presence of the god Osiris shall be granted unto him, together
with an abiding habitation in the Field of Offerings (Sekhet-hetepet),
as unto the Followers of Horus.

THE SPEECH OF HORUS TO OSIRIS IN INTRODUCING ANI TO HIM:- Horus, the
son of Isis, saith: I have come to thee, O Un-Nefer, and I have
brought unto thee the Osiris Ani. His heart is righteous, and it
hath come forth from the Balance; it hath not sinned against any god
or any goddess. Thoth hath weighed it according to the decree
pronounced unto him by the Company of the Gods, and it is most true
and righteous. Grant thou that cakes and ale may be given unto him,
and let him appear in the presence of the god Osiris, and let him be
like unto the Followers of Horus for ever and ever.

THE SPEECH OF ANI:- And the Osiris Ani saith: Behold, I am in thy
presence, O Lord of Amentet. There is no sin in my body. I have not
spoken that which is not true knowingly, nor have I done anything with
a false heart. Grant thou that I may be like unto those favoured
ones who are in thy following, and that I may be an Osiris greatly
favoured of the beautiful god, and beloved of the Lord of the Two
Lands, I who am a veritable royal scribe who loveth thee, Ani, whose
word is true before the god Osiris.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BEAST AM-MIT:- Her forepart is like that of a
crocodile, the middle of her body is like that of a lion, her hind
quarters are like those of a hippopotamus.

HERE BEGIN THE PRAISES AND GLORIFYINGS OF COMING OUT FROM AND OF
GOING INTO THE GLORIOUS KHERT-NETER, WHICH IS IN THE BEAUTIFUL
AMENTET, OF COMING FORTH BY DAY IN ALL THE FORMS OF EXISTENCE WHICH IT
MAY PLEASE THE DECEASED TO TAKE, OF PLAYING AT DRAUGHTS, OF SITTING IN
THE SEH HALL, AND OF APPEARING AS A LIVING SOUL:
The Osiris the scribe Ani saith after he hath arrived in his haven
of rest- now it is good for [a man] to recite [this work whilst he is]
upon earth, for then all the words of Tem come to pass-

"I am the god Tem in rising. I am the Only One. I came into
existence in Nu. I am Ra who rose in the beginning, the ruler of
this [creation]."

Who is this?

"It is Ra, when at the beginning he rose in the city of Hensu,
crowned like a king for his coronation. The Pillars of the god Shu
were not as yet created, when he was upon the steps of him that
dwelleth in Khemenu.
"I am the Great God who created himself, even Nu, who made his names
to become the Company of the Gods as gods."

Who is this?

"It is Ra, the creator of the names of his limbs, which came into
being in the form of the gods who are in the train of Ra.
"I am he who cannot be repulsed among the gods."

Who is this?

"It is Temu, the dweller in his disk, but others say that it is Ra
when he riseth in the eastern horizon of the sky.
"I am Yesterday, I know To-day."

Who is this?

"Yesterday is Osiris, and To-day is Ra, when he shall destroy the
enemies of Neb-er-tcher (the lord to the uttermost limit), and when he
shall establish as prince and ruler his son Horus.
"Others, however, say that To-day is Ra, on the day when we
commemorate the festival of the meeting of the dead Osiris with his
father Ra, and when the battle of the gods was fought, in which
Osiris, the Lord of Amentet, was the leader."

What is this?

"It is Amentet, [that is to say] the creation ofthe souls of the
gods when Osiris was leader in Set-Amentet.
"Others, however, say that it is the Amentet which Ra hath given
unto me; when any god cometh he must rise up and fight for it.
"I know the god who dwelleth therein."

Who is this?

"It is Osiris. Others, however, say that his name is Ra, and that
the god who dwelleth in Amentet is the phallus of Ra, wherewith he had
union with himself.
"I am the Benu bird which is in Anu. I am the keeper of the volume
of the book (the Tablet of Destiny) of the things which have been
made, and of the things which shall be made."

Who is this?

"It is Osiris.
"Others, however, say that it is the dead body of Osiris, and yet
others say that it is the excrement of Osiris. The things which have
been made, and the things which shall be made [refer to] the dead body
of Osiris. Others again say that the things which have been made are
Eternity, and the things which shall be made are Everlastingness,
and that Eternity is the Day, and Everlastingness the Night.
"I am the god Menu in his coming forth; may his two plumes be set on
my head for me."

Who is this?

"Menu is Horis, the Advocate of his father [Osiris], and his
coming forth means his birth. The two plumes on his head are Isis
and Nephthys, when these goddesses go forth and set themselves
thereon, and when they act as his protectors, and when they provide
that which his head lacketh.
"Others, however, say that the two plumes are the two exceedingly
large uraei which are upon the head of their father Tem, and there are
yet others who say that the two plumes which are upon the head of Menu
are his two eyes.
"The Osiris the scribe Ani, whose word is true, the registrar of all
the offerings which are made to the gods, riseth up and cometh into
his city."

What is this [city]?

"It is the horizon of his father Tem.
"I have made an end of my shortcomings, and I have put away my
faults."

What is this?

"It is the cutting of the navel string of the body of the Osiris the
scribe Ani, whose word is true before all the gods, and all his faults
are driven out.

What is this ?

"It is the purification [of Osiris] on the day of his birth.
"I am purified in my great double nest which is in Hensu on the
day of the offerings of the followers of the Great God who dwelleth
therein."

What is the "great double nest"?

"The name of one nest is 'Millions of years,' and 'Great Green
[Sea]' is the name of the other, that is to say 'Lake of Natron' and
'Lake of Salt.'
"Others, however, say the name of the one is 'Guide of Millions of
Years,' and that 'Great Green Lake' is name of the other. Yet others
say that 'Begetter of Millions of Years' is the name of one, and
'Great Green Lake' is the name of the other. Now, as concerning the
Great God who dwelleth therein, it is Ra himself.
"I pass over the way, I know the head of the Island of Maati."

What is this?

"It is Ra-stau, that is to say, it is the gate to the South of
Nerutef, and it is the Northern Gate of the Domain (Tomb of the god).
"Now, as concerning the Island of Maati, it is Abtu.
"Others, however, say that it is the way by which Father Tem
travelleth when he goeth forth to Sekhet-Aaru, [the place] which
produceth the food and sustenance of the gods who are [in] their
shrines.
"Now the Gate Tchesert is the Gate of the Pillars of Shu, that is to
say, the Northern Gate of the Tuat.
"Others, however, say that the Gate of Tchesert is the two leaves of
the door through which the god Tem passeth when he goeth forth to
the eastern horizon of the sky.
"O ye gods who are in the presence [of Osiris], grant to me your
arms, for I am the god who shall come into being among you."

Who are these gods?

"They are the drops of blood which came forth from the phallus of Ra
when he went forth to perform his own mutilitation. These drops of
blood sprang into being under the forms of the gods Hu and Sa, who are
in the bodyguard of Ra, and who accompany the god Tem daily and
every day.
"I, Osiris the scribe Ani, whose word is truth, have filled for thee
the utchat (the Eye of Ra, or of Horus), when it had suffered
extinction on the day of the combat of the Two Fighters (Horus and
Set)."

What was this combat?

It was the combat which took place on the day when Horus fought with
Set, during which Set threw filth in the face of Horus, and Horus
crushed the genitals of Set. The filling of the utchat Thoth performed
with his own fingers.
"I remove the thunder-cloud from the sky when there is a storm
with thunder and lightning therein."

What is this?

"This storm was the raging of Ra at the thunder-cloud which [Set]
sent forth against the Right Eye of Ra (the Sun). Thoth removed the
thunder-cloud from the Eye of Ra, and brought back the Eye living,
healthy, sound, and with no defect in it to its owner.
"Others, however, say that the thunder-cloud is caused by sickness
in the Eye of Ra, which weepeth for its companion Eye (the Moon); at
this time Thoth cleanseth the Right Eye of Ra.
"I behold Ra who was born yesterday from the thighs of the goddess
Mehurt; his strength is my strength, and my strength is his strength."

Who is this?

"Mehurt is the great Celestial Water, but others say that Mehurt
is the image of the Eye of Ra at dawn at his birth daily.
"[Others, however, say that] Mehurt is the utchat of Ra.
"Now Osiris the scribe Ani, whose word is truth, is a very great one
among the gods who are in the following of Horus; they say that he
is the prince who loveth his lord."

Who are the gods who are in the train of Horus?

"[They are] Kesta, Hapi, Taumutef, and Qebhsenuf.
"Homage to you, O ye lords of right and truth, ye sovereign
princes (Tchatcha) who [stand] round about Osiris, who do away utterly
sins and offences, and who are in the following of the goddess
Hetepsekhus, grant ye that I may come unto you. Destroy ye all the
faults which are within me, even as ye did for the Seven Spirits who
are among the followers of their lord Sepa. Anpu (Anubis) appointed to
them their places on the day [when he said unto them], "Come ye
hither."

Who are the "lords of right and truth"?

"The lords of right and truth are Thoth and Astes, the Lord of
Amentet.
"The Tchatcha round about Osiris are Kesta, Hapi, Tuamutef, and
Qebhsenuf, and they are also round about the Constellation of the
Thigh (the Great Bear), in the northern sky.
"Those who do away utterly sins and offences, and who are in the
following of the goddess Hetepsekhus, are the god Sebek and his
associates who dwell in the water.
"The goddess Hetepsekhus is the Eye of Ra.
"Others, however, say that it is the flame which accompanieth Osiris
to burn up the souls of his enemies.
"As concerning all the faults which are in Osiris, the registrar
of the offerings which are made unto all the gods, Ani, whose word
is truth, [these are all the offences which he hath committed
against the Lords of Eternity] since he came forth from his mother's
womb.
"As concerning the Seven Spirits who are Kesta, Hapi, Tuamutef,
Qebhsenuf, Maa-atef, Kheribeqef and Heru-khenti-en-ariti, these did
Anubis appoint to be protectors of the dead body of Osiris.
"Others, however, say that he set them round about the holy place of
Osiris.
"Others say that the Seven Spirits [which were appointed by
Anubis] were Netcheh-netcheh, Aatqetqet, Nertanef-besef-khenti-hehf,
Aq-her-ami-unnut-f, Tesher-ariti-ami-Het-anes,
Ubes-her-per-em-khetkhet, and Maaem-kerh-annef-em-hru.
"The chief of the Tchatcha (sovereign princes) who is in Naarutef is
Horus, the Advocate of his father.
"As concerning the day wherein [Anubis said to the Seven Spirits],
'Come ye hither,' [the allusion here] is to the words 'Come ye
hither,' which Ra spake unto Osiris."

Verily may these same words be said unto me in Amentet.

"I am the Divine Soul which dwelleth in the Divine Twin-gods."

Who is this Divine Soul?

"It is Osiris. [When] he goeth into Tetu, and findeth there the Soul
of Ra, the one god embraceth the other, and two Divine Souls spring
into being within the Divine Twin-gods."
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APPENDIX
(From the Papyrus of Nebseni, Brit. Mus. No. 9900, Sheet 14, ll.
16ff.)

"As concerning the Divine Twin-gods they are Heru-netch-her-tefef
and Heru-khent-en-Ariti (Horus the Advocate of his father [Osiris],
and Horus the sightless).
"Others say that the double Divine Soul which dwelleth in the Divine
Twin-gods is the Soul of Ra and the Soul of Osiris, and yet others say
that it is the Soul which dwelleth in Shu, and the Sould which
dwelleth in Tefnut, and that these two Souls form the double Divine
Soul which dwelleth in Tetu.
"I am the Cat which fought near the Persea Tree in Anu on the
night when the foes of Neb-er-tcher were destroyed."

Who is this Cat?

"This male Cat is Ra himself, and he was called 'Mau' because of the
speech of the god Sa, who said concerning him: 'He is like (mau)
unto that which he hath made'; therefore, did the name of Ra become
'Mau.'
"Others, however, say that the male Cat is the god Shu, who made
over the possessions of Keb to Osiris.
"As concerning the fight which took place near the Persea Tree in
Anu [these words have reference to the slaughter] of the children of
rebellion, when righteous retribution was meted out to them for [the
evil] which they had done.
"As concerning the 'night of the battle,' [these words refer to] the
invasion of the eastern portion of the heaven by the children of
rebellion, whereupon a great battle arose in heaven and in all the
earth.
"O thou who art in thine egg (Ra,) who showest from thy Disk, who
risest on thy horizon, and dost shine with golden beams in the
height of heaven, like unto whom there is none among the gods, who
sailest above the Pillars of Shu, who sendest forth blasts of fire
from thy mouth, [who illuminest the Two Lands with thy splendour,
deliver] thou Nebseni, the lord of fealty [to Osiris], from the god
whose form is hidden, and whose eyebrows are like unto the two arms of
the Balance on the night when the sentences of doom are promulgated."

Who is this invisible god?

"It is An-a-f (he who bringeth his arm.).
"As concerning 'the night when the sentences of doom are
promulgated,' it is the night of the burning of the damned, and of the
overthrow of the wicked at the Block, and of the slaughter of souls."

Who is this [slaughterer of souls]?

"It is Shesmu, the headsman of Osiris.
"[Concerning the invisible god] some say that he is Aapep when he
riseth up with a head bearing upon it [the feather of] Maat (Truth).
But others say that he is Horus when he riseth up with two heads,
whereon one beareth [the feather of] Maat, and the other [the symbol
of] wickedness. He bestoweth wickedness on him that worketh
wickedness, and right and truth upon him that followeth
righteousness and truth.
"Others say that he is Heru-ur (the Old Horus), who dwelleth in
Sekhem; others say that he is Thoth; others say that he is
Nefer-Tem; and others say that he is Sept who doth bring to nought the
acts of the foes of Nebertcher.
"Deliver thou the scribe Nebseni, whose word is truth, from the
Watchers, who carry murderous knives, who possess cruel fingers, and
who would slay those who are in the following of Osiris."
May these Watchers never gain the mastery over me, and may I never
fall under their knives!

Who are these Watchers?

"They are Anubis and Horus, [the latter being] in the form of
Horus the sightless. Others, however, say that they are the Tchatcha
(sovereign princes of Osiris), who bring to nought the operations of
their knives; and others say that they are the chiefs of the Sheniu
chamber.
"May their knives never gain the mastery over me. May I never fall
under the knives wherewith they inflict cruel tortures. For I know
their names, and I know the being, Matchet, who is among them in the
House of Osiris. He shooteth forth rays of light from his eye, being
himself invisible, and he goeth round about heaven robed in the flames
which come from his mouth, commanding Hapi, but remaining invisible
himself. May I be strong on earth before Ra, may I arrive safely in
the presence of Osiris. O ye who preside over your altars, let not
your offerings to me be wanting, for I am one of those who follow
after Nebertcher, according to the writings of Khepera. Let me fly
like a hawk, let me cackle like a goose, let me lay always like the
serpent-goddess Neheb-ka."

Who are those who preside over their altars?

"Those who preside over their altars are the similitude of the Eye
of Ra, and the similitude of the Eye of Horus.
"O Ra-Tem, thou Lord of the Great House [in Anu], thou Sovereign
(life, strentgh, health [be to thee]) of all the gods, deliver thou
the scribe Nebseni, whose word is truth, from the god whose face is
like unto that of a greyhound, whose brows are like those of a man,
who feedeth upon the dead, who watcheth at the Bend of the Lake of
Fire, who devoureth the bodies of the dead, and swalloweth hearts, and
who voideth filth, but who himself remaineth unseen."

Who is this greyhound-faced god?

"His name is 'Everlasting Devourer,' and he liveth in the Domain [of
Fire] (the Lake of Unt).
"As concerning the Domain of Fire, it is that Aat which is in
Naarutef, and is near the Sheniu chamber. The sinner who walketh
over this place falleth down among the knives [of the Watchers].
"Others, however, say that the name of this god is 'Mates,' and that
he keepeth watch over the door of Amentet; others say that his name is
'Beba,' and that he keepeth watch over the Bend [of the stream] of
Amentet, and yet others say that his name is 'Herisepef.'
"Hail, Lord of Terror, Chief of the Lands of the South and North,
thou Lord of the Desert, who dost keep prepared the block of
slaughter, and who dost feed on the intestines [of men]!"

Who is this Lord of Terror?

"It is the Keeper of the Bend [of the stream] of Amentet."

Who is this Keeper?

"It is the Heart of Osiris, which is the devourer of all slaughtered
things.
"The Urrt Crown hath been given unto him, with gladness of heart, as
Lord of Hensu."

Who is this?

"He to whom the Urrt Crown hath been given with gladness of heart as
Lord of Hensu is Osiris. He was bidden to rule among the gods on the
day of the union of earth [with earth] in the presence of Nebertcher."

Who is this?

"He who was bidden to rule among the gods is the son of Isis
(Horus), who was appointed to rule in the room of his father Osiris.
"As concerning [the words] 'day of the union of earth with earth,'
they have reference to the union of earth with earth in the coffin
of Osiris, the Soul that liveth in Hensu, the giver of meat and drink,
the destroyer of wrong, and the guide to the everlasting paths."

Who is this?

"It is Ra himself."

"[Deliver thou the Osiris the scribe Ani, whose word is truth]
from the great god who carrrieth away souls, who eateth hearts, who
feedeth upon offal, who keepeth watch in the darkness, who dwelleth in
the Seker Boat; those who live in sin fear him."

Who is this?

"It is Suti, but others say that it is Smamur, the soul of Keb.
"Hail, Khepera in thy boat, the two Companies of the Gods are in thy
body. Deliver thou the Osiris the scribe Ani, whose word is truth,
from the Watchers who pass sentences of doom, who have been
appointed by the god Nebertcher to protect him, and to fasten the
fetters on his foes, and who slaughter in the torture chambers;
there is no escape from their fingers. May they never stab me with
their knives, may I never fall helpless into their chambers of
torture. I have never done the things which the gods hate. I am he who
is pure in the Mesqet chamber. And saffron cakes have been brought
unto him in Tannt."

Who is this?

"It is Khepera in his boat; it is Ra himself.
"As concerning the Watchers who pass sentences of doom, they are the
Apes Isis and Nephthys.
"As concerning the things which the gods hate, they are acts of
deceit and lying. He who passeth through the place of purification
within the Mesqet chamber is Anpu (Anubis), who is hard by the
coffer which containeth the inward parts of Osiris. He to whom saffron
cakes have been brought in Tannt is Osiris.
"Others, however, say that the saffron cakes in Tannt represent
heaven and earth, and others say that they represent Shu, the
strengthener of the Two Lands in Hensu; and others say that they
represent the Eye of Horus, and that Tannt is the burial-place of
Osiris.
"Tem hath builded thy house, and the double Lion-god hath laid the
foundations of thy habitation. Lo! medicaments have been brought.
Horus purifieth Set and Set strengtheneth, and Set purifieth and Horus
strengtheneth.
"The Osiris the scribe Ani, whose word is truth before Osiris,
hath come into this land, and he hath taken possession thereof with
his two feet. He is Tem, and he is in the city.
"Turn thou back, O Rehu, whose mouth shineth, whose head moveth,
turn thou back before his strength." Another reading is, 'Turn thou
back from him who keepeth watch, and is himself unseen.' Let the
Osiris Ani be safely guarded. He is Isis, and he is found with her
hair spread over him; it is shaken out over his brow. He was conceived
by Isis, and engendered by Nephthys, and they have cut away from him
the things which should be cut from him.
"Fear followeth after thee, terror is about thine arms. Thou hast
been embraced for millions of years by arms; mortals go round about
thee. Thou smitest down the mediators of thy foes, and thou seizest
the arms of the power of darkness. Thy two sisters (Isis and Nephthys)
are given to thee for thy delight. Thou hast created that which is
in Kher-aha, and that which is Anu. Every god feareth thee, for thou
art exceedingly great and terrible; thou [avengest] every god on the
man who curseth him, and thou shootest arrows at him. Thou livest
according to thy will. Thou art Uatchet, the Lady of Flame, evil
befalleth those who set themselves up against thee."

What is this?

"'Hidden in form, given of Menhu,' is the name of the "tomb. 'He who
seeth what is on his hand' is the name of Qerau, or, as others say, it
is the name of the Block.
"Now, he whose mouth shineth and whose head moveth is the phallus of
Osiris, but others say it is [the phallus] of Ra. 'Thou spreadest
thy hair, and I shake it out over his brow" is said concerning Isis,
who hideth in her hair, and draweth it round about her.
"Uatchet, the Lady of Flames, is the Eye of Ra."



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