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The Papyrus of Ani, Chapter 175

Copyright 1997 by Neil Parker.


A spell for not dying again. Words spoken by the Osiris Ani, true of voice:

O Thoth, what has become of the children of Nut? They are made criminals; they have formented rebellion;

They have done evil; they have created hostilities;

The have done murder; they have created pushishment.

Truely they have set the great against the small in all that they have done.

Grant, O might of Thoth, that which Atum will decree:

You will not see evil; you will not be in pain.

Their years are disarrayed, and their months are brought near because they have done secret harm in all that they have done.

I am your writing palette; I have brought up your ink cup for you.

Their secret harm does not belong to me; no harm is done in me.

Words spoken by the Osiris Ani Ani [sic]:

O Atum, what is this place to which I have gone? For it has no water; it has no air. It is doubly deep, and doubly dark, and living it in peace of heart is doubly sought after, and indeed, love is not made in it.

[Atum responds,] I have given glory in exchange for water and air and love-making, and peace of heart in exchange for bread and beer.

Atum has decreed that your face be seen.

Indeed, I am not in pain from your sufferings.

Every god sends his thrones at the head of millions of years. Your throne belongs to your son Horus.

Atum decrees that he send the princes, that he truly rule your throne, that he be the heir of the throne in the Lake of Fire.

[He] commands that I truly see his second, and that my face see the face of the lord Atum.

What is the period of life?

[He] decrees that you are for millions of millions of years, a period of millions of years.

I have let him send the princes.

Truly I will [cast away?] all the harm I have done, when the earth comes from the Celestial Ocean, from the primeval rain as of old.

I am time and Osiris; I have made my form as other things and serpents.

They do not know people; they do not see the gods.

How beautiful it is--I have made Osiris more exalted than all the gods, and I have given him the land.

Indeed, his son Horus is the heir on his throne in the Lake of Fire; I have made him have his seat in the boat of millions of years.

Horus is established on his throne [by] his supporters, and his monuments are founded.

Indeed, the soul of Set has sent to be exalted more than all the gods; I have allowed his soul to be fettered in the boat, as he desires, fearing the flesh of the god.

O my father Osiris, you have done form me what your father Ra did for you.

I lay down on the earth. My throne is founded; my heir is healthy; my tomb flourishes.

My supporters are on the earth; my enemies are crushed when Serqet shackles them.

I am your son; my father is Ra. You make life, strength, and health for me.

Horus is established on his throne. Let this lifetime of mine advance to dignity.