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THE PAPYRUS OF ANI
(THE EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD)

Translated by E.A. Wallis Budge

THE CHAPTER OF BREATHING THE AIR AND OF HAVING POWER OVER WATER IN KHERT-NETER

The Osiris Ani saith:  Open to me!   Who art thou?   Whither goest thou?   What is thy name?   I am one of you.   Who are these with you?   The two Merti goddesses (Isis and Nephthys).   Thou separatest head from head when [he] entereth the divine Mesqen chamber.   He causeth me to set out for the temple of the gods Kem-heru.   "Assembler of souls" is the name of my ferry-boat.   "Those who make the hair to bristle" is the name of the oars.   "Sert" ("Goad") is the name of the hold.   "Steering straight in the middle" is the name of the rudder;  likewise,  [the boat] is a type of my being borne onward in the lake.  Let there be given unto me vessels of milk,  and cakes,  and loaves of bread,  and cups of drink,  and flesh,  in the Temple of Anpu.

RUBRIC:   If the deceased knoweth this Chapter,  he shall go into,  after coming forth from Khert-Neter of [the Beautiful Amentet].

THE CHAPTER OF SNUFFING THE AIR, AND OF HAVING POWER OVER THE WATER IN KHERT-NETER

The Osiris Ani saith:  Hail,  thou Sycamore tree of the goddess Nut!   Give me of the [water and of the] air which is in thee.   I embrace that throne which is in Unu,  and I keep guard over the Egg of Nekek-ur.   It flourisheth,  and I flourish;  it liveth,  and I live; it snuffeth the air, and I snuff the air, I the Osiris Ani,  whose word is truth,  in [peace].

THE CHAPTER OF NOT DYING A SECOND TIME IN KHERT-NETER

The Osiris Ani saith:  My hiding place is opened,  my hiding place is opened.   The Spirits fall headlong in the darkness,  but the Eye of Horus hath made me holy,  and Upuati hath nursed me.   I will hide myself among you,  O ye stars which are imperishable.   My brow is like the brow of Ra.   My face is open.   My heart-case is upon its throne,  I know how to utter words.   In very truth I am Ra himself.   I am not a man of no account.   I am not a man to whom violence can be done.   Thy father liveth for thee,  O son of Nut.   I am thy son,  O great one,  I have seen the hidden things which are thine.   I am crowned upon my throne like the king of the gods.   I shall not die a second time in Khert-Neter.

THE CHAPTER OF NOT ROTTING IN KHERT-NETER

The Osiris Ani saith:  O thou who art motionless,  O thou who art motionless,  O thou whose members are motionless,  like unto those of Osiris.   Thy members shall not be motionless,  they shall not rot,  they shall not crumble away,  they shall not fall into decay.   My members shall be made [permanent] for me as if I were Osiris.

RUBRIC:   If this Chapter be known by the deceased he shall never see corruption in Khert-Neter.

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