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Metternich_Isis_and_the_Noblewoman

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Unformatted text preview: cra - ling thing in the sky or in the earth or in the wate , to giv- life to people, to content the gods, and to g1 1fy the Sun ith your praises. “Come .n me quickly, quickly, on this day . ; e who rows in the g u ’s boat did for you, and bar v-r me every iion on the dese edge, every crocodile c the river, every biting mou ‘ '11 their cavern, . i make them for me like a pebble of th desert cliff, I - a potsherd strewn in the street, and remo ,- for m - e flowing poison that is in any limb of the afflic d et your words not be scorned'because of it. Loo , -'-.I1.11' name has been called upon on this day. May u bri .1 about awe of you, eie~ vated for you by yo effectiven- ~., and give life for me to the one who is be’ g asphyxiated, ad praise will be given you by t - subjects, double Ma will be worshiped u oned like you. name has been called upon on u '5 day.” in your for r , and every god will be su Look, yo I a r Horus the Savior. r ELL FOR PROTECTION 0N WATER (back) 0 h, elder one who rejuvenates himself at his time ong- li -d one who makes his youth, may you make r 0th - to me at my voice and make WildwFace treat for ith him, and th great Scarab spread over him. Yo .1 elder one co me ": en Osiris is on the water, Horus’s ey with his st, who gave birth to the go ‘ as a child, may he who is n the water chine out so d. If one approache that which is on the w er, one approaches Horus’s wee ’ g eye. _ Back, you ‘ h and crocodi s in the water, you dead ale or f - a! e opposition, and so forth! Don’t lift your fan-.-, you until Osiris has p ed - you! Look, he is bound for Busiris: let the mou x recome small and your maw plugged. Back, you rebe Don ' lift your face to him who is on the water—they . e Osiri for the Sun has risen to his boat to see the. nnead of B ttieground; the Duat’s lords are waiting tu. kill you. If Wil —Face comes to Osiris while he is -a n the water, Horus eye is on him to capsize your face .0 that you are put 0n 1 ur back. 0, yu. fish and crocodiles in th -' has b n shut by the Sun, your maw ‘ 1 by S yo r eyes have been blinded by Magic. Th e four great gods who make protection over Osiris, they are the ones ; man or woman, and crocodiles in the water, ater, your mouth been plugged et, your tongue has been cut 0 . t by Thoth, fvho make protection for all people who are on the 60 water and all animals who are on the water on this day, who -rotect those in the water, who protect the sky and the Sn 'nside it, who protect the great god within 3 crying 501111 I is in Neith’s Enclave, a high sou I is in the eat rnoan is in the mo ' of the cat. a "o k, look, at the Great Enclave, - - The gods and go: 1 esses are saying: “ ahd fish being born. ' Withdraw for me y r trea- of Antinoe. Beware of re I - - because of what has bee . d n e to you before the Big rebel! I am Khnum, lord ng injury a second time, Ennead. Be barred a r i withdr for me! I am the god: “Hey, hey,” he sa 2; Have you not card the great crying sound since - tfall on the shore c Nedit, the great that your cutting up be made. Back, rebel! Hey, hey! STORY or Isrs AND THE NOBLEWOMAN (back) I am Isis. I came out of the weaving house that my brother Seth had put me in and Thoth, the elder god, chief of Maat in the sky and earth, spoke to me: “Come, Isis, goddess, for it is good to hear. One will live when another leads him. So hide with the baby son, that he may come to us when his body has grown and all his strength has evolved, and he may be made to rest on his throne when the office of the Two Lands’ ruler has been acknowledged his.” i went out at the time of evening, and seven scorpi- ons went out behind me that they might serve me: Tefen and Befen on both sides of me; Mestet and Mestefet under my bed; Petet, Tjetet, and Matet sweeping the way for me. I ordered them very, very (strongly), and my speech proceeded into their ears: “Don’t know the black, don’t ask the red, don’t recognize the upper-class man from the lower-class. Keep your face down on the path; beware of letting him who seeks me go before we have reached Persui, the town of the two sisters at the front of the marsh and the rear of Buto.” And when I reached the houses of married women, a noblewornan saw me on the way and shut her doors on me, since she was upset at those who were with me. They consulted about her and put their poison together on the tip of the stinger of Tefen. A lowly woman opened her doorway to me so that her humble house could be entered, and Tefen entered under the door- Detail of top (left side) leaves of the (rich woman‘s) doorway and stung the rich woman’s son. Fire broke Out in the rich woman’s house and there was no water there to quench it; the sky rained on the rich woman’s house though it was not the season for it—-for she did not open to me. Her heart became sad, since it was not known whether he would live. When she went around her town wailing in grief, there was no one who came at her voice. My heart became sad for the little one because of her, enough to give life to the innocent one. I called to her, say- ing: “Come to me, come to me! Look, my mouth has life. I am a knowledgeable daughter of her town, who can repel the scurrying serpent with her utterance, for my father has taught me to know. I am his beloved, bodily daughter.” isis laid her hands on the child to give life to the one being asphyxiated (saying): “Tefen’s poison, come! Come out on the ground! You shall not course, you shall not enter. Befnet’s poison, come! Come out on the ground! I am Isis the goddess, mistress of magic, doer of magic, effective of recitations: every biting serpent~ mouth listens to me. You have fallen down, poison of Mestet; you cannot run, poison of Mestefet; you cannot 61 Detail of left side (bottom) rise, poison of Petet and Tjetet; you cannot proceed, Matet. Fall down, mouth of the biter, for Isis has spoken, the goddess great of magic at the fore of the gods, to whom Geb has given his effectiveness to bar poison with her control. Be barred! Reverse! Retreat! Back, poison! Don’t spring up! So says the Sun’s beloved, egg of the goose who came from the sycamore. Detail of back (top) Now look, my words have been commanded since nightfall. I speak to you, I alone. Don’t pull down our names throughout the nomes. Don’t acknowledge the black, don’t ask the red, don’t look at the noblewornen in their houses. Keep your face down on the path until we reach the hiding place in Khernrnis. Oh, may the child live and the poison die, may the Sun live and the poison die: then Horus will become healthy for his mother Isis, then he who is suffering will become healthy as well.” The fire was quenched, the sky grew calm at the utterance of Isis the goddess. The rich woman came and brought me her property; she filled the house of the CI- Detail of back (bottom) Oh, may the child live and the poison die: then Horus will become healthy for his mother Isis, then everyone who is suffering will become healthy as well. Bread of emmer is what will repel poison so that it retreats; the fiery bulbs of onion is what will repel fever from the body. SPELL AGAINST A SCORPION STING (back) “ ' , Isis, come to your Horus! You who know her spe .. come tn our son,” so say the gods in her area, “si s - ' est, having spread y son Horus. Don’t lowly woman with food for the lowly child, for her door had been opened to me while the rich woman was upset. She went around in the night alone and bitter, her son was bitten, and the lowly woman got her property—as the result of her not opening to me. 62 ...
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