Hymn to Thoth
[Papyrus Anastasi III]
Praises to you, Lord of the Manor,
holy baboon with shining mane,
Of pleasing aspect, gentle, charming,
loved by all.
To him belongs contentment—
for he is Thoth
who overwhelms the earth with beauty!
His headdress is red jasper,
his phallus is carnelian;
Love gushes out from his eyebrows
as he opens his mouth to give life.
My entryway is sweet
since the holy creature entered it.
It has developed and is well furnished
since my Lord set foot therein.
May you all be happy, you of my neighborhood!
Rejoice for me, all my neighbors!
Behold my lord! He made me what I am
and my heart belongs to him.
0 Thoth, for me you are more than a champion;
I shall never fear what you do.
- Anastasi III, poetic translation from:
John L.Foster, “Hymns, Prayers and Songs, An anthology of ancient egyptian poetry”
One of my favoritest hymns to Djehuty. I sometimes call it “most erotic one”.
(smirks at Desh)
(Source: intaier, via intaier)