Ancient-Egyptian texts

Daily adoration of Thoth, from: “Ancient Egyptian Poetry and Prose”, by Adolf Erman, Aylward Manley Blackman

In the form of a schoolboy’s exercise written on a writing-board of the Eighteenth Dynasty, but probably of earlier date. Daily adoration of Thoth (Brit. Mus., 5656) O ye gods that are in heaven, O ye gods that are (on…
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Hymn to Hathor: devotion of Djehutiemhab (TT194)

The Ramesside official Djehutiemhab, by trade an overseer of the fields of the temple of Amun, engraved in his Theban tomb (TT 194) a detailed description of his intimate encounter with the goddess Hathor. In many respects, his tomb is…
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Extracts from the Hymn to Ptah-Tenen (E.A. Wallis Budge)

“There was given to thee a Sekhem (i.e. Power) upon the earth in its things which were in a state of inactivity, and thou didst gather them together after thou didst exist in thy form of Ta-Tenen, in thy becoming…
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Hymn to Ptah (P. Le Page Renouf )

Hail to thee, Ptah-tanen, great god who concealeth his form … Thou art watching when at rest The father of all fathers and of all gods … Watcher, who traversest the endless ages of eternity. The heaven was yet uncreated,…
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Thoth becomes the vicar of Ra; from “The Book of Celestial Cow” (D.Mackenzie)

“He spake again and called forth the god Thoth who came into being by his word. “For thee, O Thoth he said, “I shall make a resplendent abode in the great deep and the underworld which is Duat. Thou shalt…
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Thoth becomes the vicar of Ra; from “The Book of Celestial Cow” (E. A. Wallis Budge)

Tehuti, or Thoth, who invented letters, mathematics, etc. He was the “heart of Ra”, the scribe of the gods, and he uttered the words which created the world; he composed the “words of power,” or magical formulae which were beneficial…
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Inscription at the Temple of Edfu, from: “Egyptian Mysteries v.3: The Priests and Priestesses of Ancient Egypt”, by M.Ashby

How happy are they {priests & priestesses} who celebrate Your Majesty, oh great God, and who do not cease serving Your Temple! Those {priests & priestesses} who elevate Your power, exalt Your grandeur, and fill their heart with You…. Those…
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Great Hymn of Horemheb to Thoth, fragment (Christian Jacq)

Let us come and give thanks to Thoth, the God of Knowledge, the measure which embodies correctness in the scales of justice. He rejects evil and welcomes the man who turns aside from unjust actions. He is the judge who…
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Inscriptions from the tomb of PetOsiris (from: Christian Jacq, “The living wisdom of ancient Egypt”)

Oh my twice-great master Thoth, The Only One, Who has no equal, Who sees and hears whoever passes, Who knows whoever comes, With the knowledge of everything that happens! You have made my heart walk upon your waters, He who…
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Prayers for mercy on the stelae in Turin

  [On yet another Turin stela, dedicated by “the attendant in the Place-of-Truth, Onnofre, justified,” Onnofre’s wife Nebtnuhet thus adores Thoth:] Giving praise to Thoth : Homage to the Lord of Hermopolis. What is this that thou givest me, thou…
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Молитвы Тоту с разных памятников (Б.А.Тураев)

Надпись на берлинской наофорной статуе (стр.134) Величание на небе со стороны богов, всякого бога и всякой богини, когда они прославляют Тота, видя его в великом корабле, дающим пред собой мир и правду. Умилостивляет его царский писец Хериуф правогласный. Величание на…
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Гимн Тоту. Папирус Anastasi III (Б.А.Тураев)

Прославление владыки. О владыка дома, павиан с блестящей шерстью, приятный наружностью, возлюбленный всеми! …(?) лапис-лазули… Тот, озаряет он землю красотами своими. То, что на голове у него, – из аметиста (?) … его любовь проявляется на его бровях; отверзает он…
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Молитва Тоту о ниспослании умения хорошо писать. Папирус Anastasi V (Б.А.Тураев)

Приди, о Тот, ибис почтенный (прекрасный? = Spsi), бог, вожделенный Ермополем, секретарь Эннеады, великий в Унну! Приди и руководи мною. Сделай меня искусным в твоей должности. Прекрасна твоя должность; она лучше всех… найденный в ней искусным делается вельможей. Многочисленны дела,…
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