January 27, 2011

Offering Song for the Akhu

Posted in Akhu at 2:13 pm

Offering Song for the Akhu
© 2011 Natalie Baan

For your ka,
an offering the King gives:
cool water
and every good and pure thing.
For your ka,
an offering the King gives:
bread and beer
and every good and pure thing.

True of voice
in the barque of Ra,
may you sail,
an imperishable star.
True of voice
in the land of Wesir,
justified,
may you live forever!
May you live forever!


Notes: Loosely based on the traditional hotep di Nisut funerary formula.