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

Translated by E.A. Wallis Budge

THE CHAPTER OF LIFTING UP THE FEET, AND OF COMING FORTH ON THE EARTH

The Osiris Ani saith:  Perform thy work,  O Seker,  perform thy work,  O Seker,  O thou who dwellest in thy circle,  and who dwellest in my feet in Khert-Neter.   I am he who sendeth forth light over the Thigh of heaven.   I come forth in heaven.   I sit down by the Light-god (Khu).   O I am helpless.   O I am helpless.   I would walk.   I am helpless.   I am helpless in the regions of those who plunder in Khert-Neter,  I the Osiris Ani,  whose word is truth,  in peace.

 

THE CHAPTER OF FORCING A WAY INTO AMENTET [AND OF COMING FORTH] BY DAY

The Osiris Ani saith:  The town of Unu is opened.   My head is sealed up,  Thoth.   Perfect is the Eye of Horus.   I have delivered the Eye of Horus which shineth with splendours on the brow of Ra,  the Father of the gods,  [I am] that self-same Osiris,  [the dweller in] Amentet.   Osiris knoweth his day,  and he knoweth that he shall live through his period of life;  I shall have by being with him.   I am the Moon-god Aah,  the dweller among the gods.   I shall not come to an end.   Stand up therefore,  O Horus,  for thou art counted among the gods.

(Naville, op. cit., I, Bl. X)

THE CHAPTER OF FORCING A WAY INTO THE TUAT

The Am Khent priest Nefer-uben-f,  whose word is truth,  saith:  Hail,  Soul,  thou mighty one of terror.   Behold,  I have come unto thee.   I see thee.   I have forced a way through the Tuat.   I see my father Osiris.   I drive away the darkness.  I love him.   I have come.   I see my father Osiris.   He hath counted the heart of Set.   I have made offerings for my father Osiris.   I have opened all the ways in heaven and on earth.   I love him.   I have come.   I have become a Spirit-body and a Spirit-soul,  who is equipped.   Hail,  every god and every Spirit-soul,  I have made the ways.   I am Thoth....
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