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Identifier: literatureofanci00budgrich (find matches)
Title: The literature of the ancient Egyptians
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934
Subjects: Egyptian literature -- History and criticism Egyptian literature English literature
Publisher: London : J.M. Dent & Sons limited
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN



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ers enabled a man to move about freelyin the Other World ; Chap. 9 secured his free passage in andout of the tomb ; and Chap. 11 overthrew his enemies.Chap. 17 deals with important beliefs as to the origin of Godand the gods, and of the heavens and the earth, and statesthe different opinions which Egyptian theologians heldabout many divine and mythological beings. The reasonfor including it in the Book of the Dead is not quite clear,but that it was a most important Chapter is beyond alldoubt. Chaps. 21 and 22 restored his mouth to the deceased,and Chap. 23 enabled him to open it. Chap. 24 suppliedhim with words of power, and Chap. 25 restored to him hismemory. Chaps. 26-30B gave to the deceased his heart,and supplied the spells that prevented the stealers of heartsfrom carrying it off, or from injuring it in any way. Twoof these Chapters (29 and 30B) were cut upon amulets madein the form of a human heart. Chaps. 31 and 32 are spellsfor driving away crocodiles, and Chaps. 33-38, and 40
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mi^f-pM 1 <^ Vignette and Part of the XCIInd Chapter of the Book of the Dead. (Ani and his Soul are leaving the Tomb ) From the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum. THE BOOK OF THE DEAD 43 are spells against snakes and serpents. Chaps. 41 and 42preserved a man from slaughter in the Other World, Chap. 43enabled him to avoid decapitation, and Chap. 44 preservedhim from the second death. Chaps. 45, 46, and 154 pro-tected the body from rot or decay and worms in the tomb.Chap. 50 saved the deceased from the headsman in the Tuat,and Chap. 51 enabled him to avoid stumbling. Chaps. 38,52-60, and 62 ensured for him a supply of air and water inthe Tuat, and Chap. 63 protected him from drinking boilingwater there. Chaps. 64-74 gave him the power to leave thetomb, to overthrow enemies, and to come forth by day.Chaps. 76-89 enabled a man to transform himself into theLight-god, the primeval soul of God, the gods Ptah andOsiris, a golden hawk, a divine hawk, a lotus, a benu bird,a heron, a swall

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