Wednesday, January 25, 2006


The Declaration to the Forty-two Goddesses

sacred declaration of kush

O Wide-of-stride who comes from On: i have not done evil.
O Flame-grasper who comes from Kheraha: i have not robbed.
O Long-nosed who comes from Khbmun: i have not coveted.
O Shadow-eater who comes from the cave: i have not stolen.
O Savage-faced who comes from Rostau: i have not killed people.
O Lion-Twins who come from heaven: i have not trimmed the measure.
O Flint-eyed who comes from Khem: i have not cheated.
O Fiery-one who comes backward: i have not stolen a goddess'/god's property.
O Bone-smasher who comes from Hnes: i have not told lies.
O Flame-thrower who comes from Memphis: i have not seized food.
O Cave-dweller who comes from the west: i have not sulked.
O White-toothed who comes from Lakeland: i have not trespassed.
O Blood-eater who comes from slaughterplace: i have not slain sacred cattle.
O Entrall-eater who comes from the tribunal: i have not extorted.
O Lord of Ma'at who comes from Maaty: i have not stolen bread rations.
O Wanderer who comes from Bubastis: i have not spied.
O Pale-one who comes from On: i have not prattled.
O Villain who comes from Anjdty: i have contended only for my goods.
O Fiend who comes from slaughterhouse: i have not committed adultery.
O Examiner who comes from Min's temple: i have not defiled myself.
O Chief of the nobles who comes from Imu: i have not caused fear.
O Wrecker who comes from Huy: i have not trespassed.
O Disturber who comes from the sanctuary: i have not been violent.
O Child who comes from the nome of On: i have not been deaf to Ma'at.
O Foreteller who comes from Wensi: i have not quarreled.
O Bastet who comes from the shrine: i have not winked.
O Backward-faced who comes from the pit: i have not copulated with a boy.
O Flame-footed who comes from the dusk: i have not been false.
O Dark-one who comes from darkness: i have not reviled.
O Peace-bringer who comes from Sais: i have not been aggressive.
O Many-faced who comes from Djefet: i have not had a hasty heart.
O Accuser who comes from Utjen: i have not attacked and reviled a god.
O Horned-one who comes from Siut: i have not made many words.
O Nefertem who comes from Memphis: i have not sinned, i have not done wrong.
O Timeless-one who comes from Djedu: i have not made trouble.
O Willful-one who comes from Tjebu: i have not waded in water.
O Flowing-one who comes from Nun: i have not raised my voice.
O Commander of people who comes from his shrine: i have not cursed a god.
O Benefactor who comes from Huy: i have not been boastful.
O Nehebkau who comes from the city: i have not been haughty.
O High-of-head who comes from the cave: i have not wanted more than i had.
O Captor who comes from the graveyard: i have not cursed the deities in my town.

may the ancestors be pleased

Image Credits : NASA/HST/ASU/J. Hester et al.


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