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

Translated by E.A. Wallis Budge
THE PYLONS OF THE HOUSE OF OSIRIS

The following shall be said when one cometh to the FIRST PYLON. The Osiris the scribe Ani,  whose word is truth,  saith:  "Lady of tremblings,  high-walled,  the sovereign lady,  the lady of destruction,  who uttereth the words which drive back the destroyers,  who delivereth from destruction him that cometh.  " The name of her Doorkeeper is Neruit.

The following shall be said when one cometh to the SECOND PYLON. The Osiris the scribe Ani,  whose word is truth,  saith:  "Lady of heaven, Mistress of the Two Lands,  devourer by fire,  Lady of mortals,  who art infinitely greater than any human being. " The name of her Doorkeeper is Mes-Ptah.

The following shall be said when one cometh to the THIRD PYLON. The Osiris the scribe Ani,  whose word is truth,  saith:  "Lady of the Altar,  the mighty lady to whom offerings are made,  greatly beloved one of every god sailing up the river to Abydos.  " The name of her Doorkeeper is Sebqa.

The following shall be said when one cometh to the FOURTH PYLON. The Osiris the scribe Ani,  whose word is truth,  saith:   "Prevailer with knives,  Mistress of the Two Lands,  destroyer of the enemies of the Still-Heart (Osiris),  who decreeth the release of those who suffer through evil hap."   The name of her Doorkeeper is Nekau.

The following shall be said when one cometh to the FIFTH PYLON. The Osiris the scribe Ani,  whose word is truth, saith: "Flame,  Lady of fire,  absorbing the entreaties which are made to her,  who permitteth not to approach her the rebel.  " The name of her Doorkeeper is Henti-Reqiu.

The following shall be said when one cometh to the SIXTH PYLON. The Osiris the scribe Ani,  whose word is truth,  saith:   "Lady of light, who roareth mightily,  whose breadth cannot be comprehended.   Her like hath not been found since the beginning.   There are serpents over which are unknown.   They were brought forth before the Still-Heart.  " The name of her Doorkeeper is Semati.

The following shall be said when one cometh to the SEVENTH PYLON. The Osiris the scribe Ani,  whose word is truth,  saith:   "Garment which envelopeth the helpless one,  which weepeth for and loveth that which it covereth.  " The name of her Doorkeeper is Saktif.

The following shall be said when one cometh to the EIGHTH PYLON. The Osiris the scribe Ani,  whose word is truth,  saith:   "Blazing fire,  unquenchable,  with far-reaching tongues of flame,  irresistible slaughterer,  which one may not pass through fear of its deadly attack.  " The name of her Doorkeeper is Khutchetef.

The following shall be said when one cometh to the NINTH PYLON. The Osiris the scribe Ani,  whose word is truth,   saith:  "Chieftainess,  lady of strength,  who giveth quiet of heart to the offspring of her lord.   Her girth is three hundred and fifty khet,  and she is clothed with green feldspar of the South.   She bindeth up the divine form and clotheth the helpless one.   Devourer,  lady of all men.  " The name of her Doorkeeper is Arisutchesef.

The following shall be said when one cometh to the TENTH PYLON. The Osiris the scribe Ani,  whose word is truth,  saith:   "Goddess of the loud voice,  who maketh her suppliants to mourn,  the awful one who terrifieth,  who herself remaineth unterrified within.  " The name of her Doorkeeper is Sekhenur.

Nu,  the steward of the keeper of the seal,  saith when he cometh to the ELEVENTH PYLON of Osiris:   "I have made my way,  I know you,  and I know thy name,  and I know the name of her who is within thee:   She who slayeth always,  consumer of the fiends by fire,  mistress of every pylon,  the lady who is acclaimed on the day of darkness" is thy name.   She inspecteth the swathing of the helpless one.

The Osiris Nu,  the steward of the keeper of the seal,  saith when he cometh to the TWELFTH PYLON of Osiris:   "I have made my way,  I know you,  and I know thy name,  and I know the name of her who is within thee:   Invoker of thy Two Lands,  destroyer of those who come to thee by fire,  lady of spirits,  obeyer of the word of thy Lord" is thy name.   She inspecteth the swathing of the helpless one.

The Osiris Nu,  the steward of the keeper of the seal,  saith when he cometh to the THIRTEENTH PYLON of Osiris:   "I have made my way,  I know you and I know thy name,  and I know the name of her who is within thee:   Osiris foldeth his arms about her,  and maketh Hapi (the Nile-god),  to emit splendour out of his hidden places" is thy name.   She inspecteth the swathing of the helpless one.

The Osiris Nu,  the steward of the keeper of the seal,  saith when he cometh to the FOURTEENTH PYLON of Osiris:   "I have made my way,  I know thee,  and I know thy name,  and I know the name of her who is within thee.   Lady of might,  who trampleth on the Red Demons,  who keepeth the festival of Haaker on the day of the hearing of faults" is thy name.   She inspecteth the swathing of the helpless one.

THE FIFTEENTH PYLON. The Osiris Heru-em-khebit,  whose word is truth,  shall say when he cometh to this pylon:   "Fiend,  red of hair and eyes,  who appeareth by night,  and doth fetter the fiend in his lair.   Let her hands be given to the Still-Heart in his hour,  let her advance and go forward" is thy name.   She inspecteth the swathing of the helpless one.

THE SIXTEENTH PYLON. The Osiris Heru-em-khebit,  whose word is truth,  shall say when he cometh to this pylon:   "Terrible one,  lady of the rain-storm,  destroyer of the souls of men,  devourer of the bodies of men,  orderer,  producer,  and maker of slaughter" is thy name.   She inspecteth the swathing of the helpless one.

THE SEVENTEENTH PYLON. The Osiris Heru-em-khebit,  whose word is truth,  shall say when he cometh to this pylon:   "Hewer-in-pieces in blood,  Ahibit,  lady of hair" is thy name.   She inspecteth the swathing of the helpless one.

THE EIGHTEENTH PYLON. The Osiris Heru-em-khebit,  whose word is truth,  shall say when he cometh to this pylon:   "Fire-lover,  pure one,  lover of slaughterings,  cutter off of heads,  devoted one,  lady of the Great House,  slaughterer of fiends at eventide" is thy name.   She inspecteth the swathing of the helpless one.

THE NINETEENTH PYLON. The Osiris Heru-em-khebit,  whose word is truth,  shall say when he cometh to this pylon:   "Light-giver for life,  blazing all the day,  lady of strength [and of] the writings of the god Thoth himself" is thy name.   She inspecteth the swathings of the White House.

THE TWENTIETH PYLON. The Osiris Heru-em-khebit,  whose word is truth,  shall say when he cometh to this pylon:   "Dweller in the cavern of her lord,  her name is Clother,  hider of her creations,  conqueror of hearts,  swallower [of them]" is thy name.   She inspecteth the swathings of the White House.

THE TWENTY-FIRST PYLON. The Osiris Heru-em-khebit,  whose word is truth,  shall say when he cometh to this pylon:   "Knife which cutteth when [its name] is uttered,  slayer of those who approach thy flame" is thy name.   She possesseth hidden plans.

(From the Turin Papryus,  ed.  Lepsius,  Bl. 64,  the text referring to the twenty-first Pylon.)

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