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The Judgement of Osiris-Andrew

...Prelude: The Opening of the Mouth...

My mouth is opened by Ptah,
My mouth's bonds are loosed by my city-god.
Thoth has come fully equipped with spells,
He looses the bonds of Seth from my mouth.
Atum has given me my hands,
They are placed as guardians.
My mouth is given to me,
My mouth is opened by Ptah,
With that chisel of metal
With which he opened the mouth of the gods.
I am Sekhmet-Wadjet who dwells in the west of heaven,
I am Sahyt among the souls of On.

...The Soul is questioned...

Enter the gods, and the Soul.

Who are you?
What is your name?

I am the lower part of the papyrus-plant; "He who is on his moringa-tree" is my name.


What have you passed by?

I have passed by the city north of the moringa-tree.


What did you see there?

They were the calf and the thigh.


What did you say to them?

I have seen the rejoicings in these lands of the Fenkhu.


What did they give you?

A fire-brand and a pillar of faience.


What did you do with them?

I buried them on the river-bank of Maat with the night-ritual.


What did you find on it, the river-bank of Maat?

It was a staff of flint called "Giver of Breath".


What did you do with the fire-brand and the pillar of faience after you had buried them?


I called out over them, I dug them up. I quenched the fire. I broke the pillar and threw it into a canal.


Come and enter by this door of the Flail of Justice, for you know us.

 

...The Room questions the Soul...


1: We will not let you enter by us, unless you tell our name.

"Plummet of Truth" is your name.


2: I will not let you enter by me, unless you tell my name.

"Scale-pan which weighs Truth" is your name.


3: I will not let you enter by me, unless you tell my name.

"Scale-pan of wine" is your name.


4: I will not let you pass by me, unless you tell my name.

"Ox of Geb" is your name.


I will not open to you, unless you tell my name.

"Toe of his mother" is your name.


I will not let you enter by me; unless you tell my name.

"Living Eye of Sobk, Lord of Bakhu" is your name.


I will not open to you. unless you tell my name.

"Breast of Shu which he placed as a protection for Osiris" is your name.


We will not let you enter by us, unless you tell our names.

Children of uraie are your names.


I will not open to you nor let you enter by me, unless you tell my name.

"Ox of Geb" is your name.


You know us; pass by us.

...The Soul is questioned further, and declares its Self...


I will not let you tread on me.

Why not? I am pure.


Because I do not know the names of your feet with which you would tread on me. Tell them to me.

"Secret image of Ha" is the name of my right foot;


"Flower of Hathor" is the name of my left foot.


You know us; enter by us.
I will not announce you, unless you tell my name.

"Knower of hearts, searcher-out of bodies" is your name.


To which god shall I announce you?

To him who is now present. Tell it to the Dragoman of the Two Lands.


Who is the Dragoman of the Two Lands?

He is Thoth.


...Enter Thoth...

Come! What have you come for?

I have come here to report.


What is your condition?

I am pure from evil. I have excluded myself from the quarrels of those who are now living, I am not among them.


To whom shall I announce you?

You shall announce me to Him whose roof is fire, whose walls are living uraei, the floor of whose house is the waters.


Who is he?

He is Osiris.


Proceed; behold, you are announced. Your bread is the Sacred Eye, your beer is the Sacred Eye; what goes forth at the voice for you upon earth is the Sacred Eye.