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 earth)! (Ye southerners, northerners, westerners), easterners, come and behold Thoth, how he shineth forth in his crown, which the two lords in Hermopolis have set in place for him, in order that he may execute the governance of mankind. Exult in the hall of Keb over what he hath done. Adore him, extol him, give him praise. He is the lord of kindliness, the leader of the entire multitude.

Then follow a promise that for all gods and goddesses who will thus praise him Thoth will furnish their chapels and their altars (?) in their temples, and a prayer of the writer that Thoth may give him an house and possessions and sustenance; he is to cause that he be loved and praised… and pleasant and protected with all people, and that his enemies be overthrown.

Quoted from: “Ancient Egyptian Poetry and Prose”, By Adolf Erman, Aylward Manley Blackman

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