Pyramid Texts

(ca. 2494–2193 BCE)

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Invoking Osiris

Recitation. The sky has become disheveled, the earth has trembled. Horus has come, Thoth has appeared, that they might raise Osiris from off his side and make him stand up in the Dual Ennead.

Remember, Seth, and put in your heart this speech that Geb has said, this curse that the gods have made against you in the Official’s Enclosure in Heliopolis, because you threw Osiris to the earth, when you said, Seth: “It was not against him that I did this,” so that you might take control thereby when your control was taken away for Horus; when you said, Seth: “In fact, he...