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.]
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.