A Hotep-di-Nisut…

It hath been one decade since my grandpa on my mother’s side of the family passed away.  Here are prayers 45, 48, 49, and 47 from The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook by Tamara L. Siuda. They are a special kind of prayer said on behalf of the deceased.

[45] “The sky is yours, the earth is yours, the cemetery roads are yours. Praise to you in peace! You will not be separated from the Lord of the West. Aset spreads Her arms over you, She grants you peaceful rest forever. O gods, grant that the Wesir Robert Ferrin, true of voice, be among You in the beautiful West!”

[48] “An offering which the Nisut gives to Wesir, an invocation offering of a thousand loaves of bread and jars of beer, a thousand pieces of alabaster, oxen and fowl upon the altar; so say Aset and Nebt-het to Robert Ferrin, true of voice. May your head be raised, may you live, may you possess a body, may you always be a Shemsu, may you live.”

[49] “An offering which the Nisut gives to Yinepu-on-His-Mountain, He Who is in the embalming tent, Lord of the Sacred Land, in all His pure and good places: an invocation offering of an honored one of the great god who is lord of the sky, Robert Ferrin, of a thousand of bread and beer, cattle, birds, alabaster, clothing, the funeral offerings and a thousand of all pure and good things which spirits love to eat, for Robert Ferrin born of Dorothy Ferrin. May he cross heaven, cross the sky, travel safely on the good roads of the holy ones, and may he be helped into the neshmet-boat among Them.”

[47] “O Robert Ferrin, take this bread which I give as your loaf, which Heru, great in Upper Kemet, gives you; be filled with what I bring. It is the Eye of Heru.”