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The Papyrus of Ani, Chapter 148

Copyright 1997 by Neil Parker.


Words spoken by the Osiris Ani, true of voice:

Homage to you, Ra, who is the lord, the lord of truth, the only one, the lord of eternity and maker of infinity,

I have come before you, lord Ra; I have made the seven cows and their bull to flourish.

You who have gifts of bread and beer for the glorified spirits, may you give also to my soul with you.

He comes into being under your hindquarters, and is like one among you for ever and ever, and he is glorified in the beautiful West by the Osiris Ani, true of voice.

O Beautiful Power, beautiful rudder of the northern sky
O Encircler of the Sky, Leader of the Two Lands, beautiful rudder of the western sky
O Glorious One at the Head of the Temple of the Holy Icons, beautiful rudder of the eastern sky
O One at the Head of the Temple of Sand, beautiful rudder of the southern sky

O gods above the earth, leaders in the netherworld
O mother-goddesses above the earth in the underworld, in the house of Osiris, in the house of Osiris
O gods who lead the holy land above the earth, leaders of the netherworld
O followers of Ra in the following of Osiris