January 28, 2011

Song for Soaring Falcon and Winged Disk

Posted in Heru Behdety, Ra-Heruakhety at 1:10 pm

Song for Soaring Falcon and Winged Disk
© 2011 Natalie Baan

O Soaring Falcon on high,
Ra-Heruakhety,
from You all power descends —
Great Sun, fire in the sky!
Unfurl Your wings above us
O Heru Behdety!
For all the victories You bring,
we say — Nekhtet!
Give us strength to prevail,
O Flame of Glory!
For all the victories we’ve won,
we say — NEKHTET!


Notes: Written in the fall of 2007 for the Feast of the Soaring Falcon, honoring Ra-Heruakhety, and the Feast of the Winged Disk, honoring the triumph of Heru Behdety, which take place at approximately the same time in the fourth month of the Inundation. Nekhtet: “victory.”