Egyptian Literature

Comprising Egyptian tales, hymns, litanies, invocations, the Book of the Dead, and cuneiform writings

Author: Unknown
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 157,743 / 441 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.2
LoC Category: PJ
Downloads: 1,999
Added to site: 2009.03.09
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the earth to shine as with refined copper. Those who have lain down (i.e., the dead) rise up to see thee, they breathe the air and they look upon thy face when the Disk riseth on its horizon; their hearts are at peace inasmuch as they behold thee, O thou who art Eternity and Everlastingness!"


Litany

"Homage to thee, [O lord of] starry deities in Annu, and of heavenly beings in Kher-aba; thou god Unti, who art more glorious than the gods who are hidden in Annu; oh grant(3) thou unto me a path whereon I may pass in peace, for I am just and true; I have not spoken lies wittingly, nor have I done aught with deceit."

"Homage to thee, O An in Antes, (?) Heru-khuti (Harmachis), with long strides thou stridest over heaven, O Heru-khuti. Oh, grant thou unto me a path whereon I may pass in peace, for I am just and true; I have not spoken lies wittingly, nor have I done aught with deceit."

"Homage to thee, O Soul of everlastingness, thou Soul who dwellest in Tattu, Unnefer, son

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