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The Papyrus of Ani, Chapter 15

Copyright 1997 by Neil Parker.


Adoration of Osiris Wen-Nefer, the great god in Abydos,

king of eternity, lord of infinity, passing through millions of years as his lifetime,

first son of the womb of Nut, begotten of Geb,

chief, great lord of the Double Crown of Egypt, exalting the White Crown of the South.

O prince of gods and men, you have received the crook and flail, and the office of the fathers, and your heart is glad in the Mountain [of Amentet].

Your son Horus is established on your throne, and you are crowned in Busiris as ruler in Abydos.

You make the Two Lands to flourish by truth of voice in the presence of Neb-er-djer.

He has drawn forth those who have not come into being in his name of "The Earth Is Drawn to Him;" he tows the Two Lands in truth in his name of "Seker."

He is greatly powerful, great of fear in his name of "Osiris;" his existance is for 120 eternities in his name of "Wen-Nefer."

Homage to you, king of kings, lord of lords, ruler of rulers,

who has taken the Two Lands from the womb of Nut; he rules the lands of Igert.

His limbs are silver; his head is lapis lazuli; the crown of his head is turquoise.

Iwen of millions of years, wide of skin, beautiful of face in the Holy Land,

you give glory in heaven, strength on earth, and truth of voice in the underworld,

and the power to sail north to Busiris as a living soul, to sail south to Abydos as a phoenix, and to enter and exit without opposition at any door of the underworld.

May bread be given to me in the House of Cool Water, and peace in Heliopolis, and an estate established in the the Field of Reeds with barley and wheat on it,

to the ka of the Osiris Ani.