Saturday, July 30, 2011
Prayer to Isis on Her Epagomenal Day
Inetch hri-k, Aset Nebet ayat, Mut neteru, Nebet Re-a-nefer, Isis-Nebuut, Nebet Sekhet, Nebet Besidet, Hent Neteru. Homage to thee, Great Lady Isis, Mother of the Gods, Lady of Re-a-nefer; Isis-Nebuut, Lady of Sekhet, Lady of Besidet, you are Queen among the Gods!
As Sepdet, the light-giver at this Season, you are known as Khut, and as Earth Goddess in your power, your name is Wasert, and as the Great Goddess of the Underworld, your name is Thenenet. As Sati, you cause the Nile to rise on the Night of the Drop, when your tears fall upon the upper cataracts and your cries of mourning move Hapi to open the gates of the Nile. As Anqet, you bring the fertility back to the Black Lands along with the Flood, and as Ankhet and Sekhet, you bring new life to the fields of wheat and barely. At harvest time, you are Renenet, golden goddess of plenty. At the temple of Tchefau, you rule as Tchefet, who offers food to the Gods. And as Great Lady of the Underworld, Amenti, you serve to judge the dead as one of the Two Ma’ati who stand beside Asar Khentimentiu. You surround us in all your power, Nebet Aset, giving life and rebirth to all who come to you. We honor you on this, your day, Hent Aset, ankh djet.
Wallis Budge, E. A. (1904; 1969). The Gods of the Egyptians: Studies in Egyptian Mythology, in two volumes [Dover Reprint]. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc.