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Hymns to Isis From Philae

Hymns to Isis From Philae

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English translation of the hymns carved on the walls of the Philae temple
English translation of the hymns carved on the walls of the Philae temple

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H
 YMNS TO
I
SIS FROM THE
P
HILÆ TEMPLE
 
From
“Hymns to Isis in Her Temple at Philae” by Louis Žabkar 
 
 I 
raise to you Isis-Hathor,
od's mother, Lady of Heaven, Mistress of Abaton, Queen of  the gods. You are the divine mother of Horus, the Mighty Bull, protector of his father,who causes the rebels to fall. Praise to you Isis-Hathor, God's mother, Lady of  Heaven, Mistress of Abaton, Queen of the gods. You are the divine mother of Horus, Min-Horus, the hero who smites his enemy, and makes a massacre thereby.Praise to you Isis-Hathor, God's mother, Lady of Heaven, Mistress of Abaton, Queenof the gods. You are the divine mother of Horus, Khonsu-the-powerful, the royal child of the Lord of Eternity, Lord of Nubia, ruler of the foreign lands.Praise to you Isis-Hathor, God's mother, Lady of Heaven, Mistress of Abaton, Queenof the gods. You are the divine mother of Horus, the Mighty Bull, who establishes the temples of  the Ennead, and fashions every divine image.Praise to you Isis-Hathor, God's mother, Lady of Heaven, Mistress of Abaton, Queenof the gods. You are the divine mother of Horus, the Mighty Bull who protects Egypt, Lord of  the Nome, forever. Praise to you Isis-Hathor, God's mother, Lady of Heaven, Mistress of   Abaton, Queen of the gods.
 II 
raise to you, Isis, the Great One, God's mother, Lady of Heaven, Mistress and Queenof the gods. You are the First Royal Spouse of Onnophris, the supreme overseer of the Golden Ones in the temples, the eldest son, first(born) of Geb. Praise to you, Isis, the Great One, God's mother, Lady of Heaven, Mistress and Queen of the gods.
Y  
ou are the First Royal Spouse of Onnophris, the Bull, the Lion who overthrows all hisenemies, the Lord and ruler of Eternity.Praise to you, Isis, the Great One, God's mother, Lady of Heaven, Mistress and Queenof the gods.You are the First Elect One of Onnophris, the perfect youth who performs slaughter among the disaffected of the Two Lands.Praise to you, Isis, the Great One, God's mother, Lady of Heaven, Mistress and Queenof the gods. You are the First Royal Spouse of Onnophris, one who protects her brother and watches over the weary-of-heart. Praise to you, Isis, the Great One, God's mother, Lady of  Heaven, Mistress and Queen of the gods. You are the First Royal Spouse of Onnophris, the  Eternal One rejuvenating himself, who raised up Eternity: You are with him at Biggeh.Praise to you, Isis, the Great One, God's mother, Lady of Heaven, Mistress and Queen of the  gods.
 III 
 Isis, the Great, God's mother, Lady of Philae, God's Wife, God's Adorer, and God'sHand, God's mother and Great Royal Spouse, adornment and Lady of the Ornamentsof the Palace. Lady and desire of the green fields, nursling who fills the palace withher beauty, fragrance of the palace, mistress of joy who completes her course in the Divine Place. To Rain-cloud that makes green the fields when it descends, Maiden, sweet of  love, Lady of Upper and Lower Egypt, who issues orders among the divine Ennead, according to whose command one rules. Princess, great of praise, lady of charm, whose face enjoys the trickling of fresh myrrh.
PPO
 
 IV 
sis, giver of life, residing in the Sacred Mound, Satis, Lady of Biggeh: She is the one who pours out the Inundation that makes all people live and green plants grow, who provides divine offerings for the gods, and invocation-offerings for the Transfigured Ones. Because she is the Lady of Heaven, Her man is the Lord of the Netherworld,Her son is the Lord of the Land; Her man is the pure water, rejuvenating himself at Biggeh at his time. (Indeed), She is the Lady of Heaven, Earth, and the Netherworld, having brought them into existence through what her heart conceived and her hands created, She is the "Bai" that is in every city, watching over her son Horus and Her brother Osiris.
he King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Usikare-meramun, adores his mother Isis, Ladyof Heaven: May she come to her House to join her Image, Her radiance inundating the faces, like (the radiance of) Rê when he shows himself in the morning. The female Horus, beloved of the Great Horus, Mother of Horus, created by Atum, great Royal Spouse, united with Rê, who protects her brother Osiris. Who took possession of the TwoLands, ruler of gods and goddesses; who attacks the powerful ones, mightier than the mighty,stronger than the strong; who smites millions (by) cutting off (their) heads," Great of massacre against her Enemy. Mistress of flame who assaults the rebels, whoslays Apopis in an instant, uraeus of Rê, the Coiled One upon his head, who gives orders in the barque of the King of Upper and Lower Egypt.O Isis, the Great, God's mother, Lady of Philae, Mother of Horus, daughter of Rê,beloved of his very heart, Lady of her appearances in the Sacred Tent,Worshipped in (her) sanctuaries: make enduring the years of the Son of Rê, Lord of the Crowns, Ptolemy, established like the Falcon upon the Serekh, may he gloriously appear as the King of Upper and Lower Egypt upon the throne of Horus, eternally, like Rê.
V-b
iver of life, Lady of the Sacred Mound, Lady and Mistress of Philae, august and mighty one, Lady of the southern lands; Sakhmet, the fiery one, who destroys the enemies of her brother, (those) disaffected of heart, the enemies of Horakhti; princess, Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt, mighty one, foremost of the goddesses; ruler inHeaven, queen on earth, sun-goddess in the circuit of the sun-disc; Mistress of battle, Monthuof combat, one to whom one cries out on the day of encounter; mighty protectress without her equal, who saves all those she loves on the battlefield; whatever comes forth from her mouth isaccomplished immediately, all the gods are under her command; great of magic when she is inthe palace, great one upon whose command the King gloriously appears on the throne.
VI 
he King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Lord of the Two Lands, Usikaremeramun,adores his mother Isis, the Lady-Wosret:Come to the Palace, you who make gods and men live, ye to whose Ka Heb stretcheshimself up, whom Rê has raised upon his head, who shines as the Diadem on his forehead. You are the one who rises and dispels darkness, shining when traversing the primeval ocean, the Brilliant One in the (celestial) waters traveling in the barque of Rê. Horus of the  East presents to you the Great Oblation, and the Seat that is in Heliopolis is in festivity;offerings are made to you in Heliopolis on the Feast of the Sixth day, glorious are the great  feasts when many festivals are celebrated for you with rich offerings at Biggeh, forever for your Ka, everlastingly. Rest in the great, august Palace; come to the Palace of the Feasts at the time 
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