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Utterances 260 - 272 (west to east)


Utterance 260 (continued from the West Wall)

...who jubilate over the strength of their fathers.
He wishes to be justified in what he has done himself.

317: Unas, the small orphan (tefen), went to law with the sister (Tefnet).
The Two Truths judged, while Shu was a witness.
The Two Truths have decreed that the thrones of Geb should come to him and that he should raise himself to what he wanted.

318: Bring together (then) his members, which shall be secret.
He joins those who are in Nwn, he leaves his testament in Heliopolis.
Lo! Unas comes out on this day in the true form of a living Akh-spirit so that Unas interrupts the fight,

319: so that he punishes strife.
Unas comes out, the guardian of Maat,
he brings it while it is with him.
Those who were very angry turn round about him,
those who were in Nwn transfer life to him.

320: Unas' shelter is in his Eye, the protection of Unas is in his Eye,
Unas' victorious strength is in his Eye, the power of Unas in his Eye.

321: O you gods of the South, of the North, of the West and of the East,
honor Unas, fear him, for he sat in the leather (?) tent of the Two Courts.
The Red One (uraeus), the djenen-snake, might have burned you, for it strikes (crushes) your hearts.

322: You who come to Unas as adversaries, come to him (as friends) come to him!
Unas is his father's self,
he is the sprout of his mother.

323: Unas' abomination is to go about in darkness, so that he does not see, upside down.
Unas comes out on this day and brings Maat which is with him.
Unas will not be handed to your flame, you gods."


Utterance 261

324: To say the words:
"Unas is a heart-thrower, the son of the heart of Shu, spread out an outspreading with a terrible light.
Unas is he who burns before the wind to the limits of heaven, to the limits of earth, as soon as the hands of Lightning are emptied of Unas.

325: Unas traverses the air (Shu) and passes over the earth (Aker).
He kisses the Red Crown as one hurled by a god.
Those in the tree crowns (?) open their arms to him.
Unas stands on the East side of the vault of heaven and what rises to the road (of heaven) is brought to him.
It is Unas, the message of the Storm.

Utterance 262

327: To say the words: Ignore not Unas, O god, you know him for he knows you, he knows you.

328: Ignore not Unas, O Re, you know him for he (also) knows you.
Ignore not Unas, O Re, it is to be said to you "Greatest One of the Annihilated".

329: Ignore not Unas, O Thoth, you know him for he knows you.
Ignore not Unas, O Thoth, it is said to you 'The One in Peace'.

330: Ignore not Unas, O Horus Soped, you know him because he knows you.
Ignore not Unas, O Horus Soped, it is to be said to you: "Unfortunate One!"

331: Ignore not Unas, you who are in the Duat. You know him for he knows you.
Ignore not Unas, you who are in the Duat, it is to be said to you: "He who awakes in good health (wDA)".

332: Ignore not Unas, O Bull of Heaven, you know him because he knows you.
Ignore not Unas, O Bull of Heaven.

333. It is to be said to you: "this nxx star".
See, Unas comes, see, Unas comes! See, Unas has gone up! Unas, however, comes not by himself.
It is an embassy which came to him.

334. Unas has passed by the dangerous place.
The fury of the Great Lake (S wr) avoided him.
His fare is not taken in the Great Ferryboat.
The Shrine of the Great Ones (Hedj-uru) could not ward him off the road (msk.t) of the sehedu-stars.

335: See then, Unas has reached the height of Heaven!
He has seen his self in the Night Barge (msk.t.t).
It is Unas who rowed it.
He has recognized his Swelling uraeus in the Morning Barge (manD.t).
It is Unas who has bailed it out.

336: The People of Light (Hnmm.tjw) bore witness for him.
The hail showers of the sky took hold of him.
They let Unas ascend to Re."


Utterance 263

337. To say the words:
The two Reed Floats of the sky are laid down for Re, that he may cross to the Horizon.
The two Reed Floats of the sky are laid down for Horakhty, that Horakhty may cross on them to Re.
The two Reed Floats of the sky are laid down for Unas, that he may cross on them to Horakhty, to Re.

338: It is pleasant for Unas to be with his ka and he lives together with his ka.
His panther skirt is on him, his ames-scepter is on his arm, his aba-scepter in his hand.

339: He(?) those who go to them, and they bring him those four akh-spirits,
the oldest ones, at the head of the curly ones who stand at the eastern side of the sky,
who lean on their Dam-scepters

340: in order that (these four spirits) say to Re the beautiful name of Unas, and announce this Unas to Neheb-kau,
in order that the entrance of this Unas be greeted.
The Fields of Rushes are filled (with water) to let Unas cross the Sinuous Water-course.

341: This Unas will cross a crossing to the eastern side of the Akhet-Horizon.
This Unas will cross a crossing to the eastern side of the sky.
His sister is Sothis, the Duat has given him birth.


Utterance 267

364: To say the words:
"Your heart belongs to you, O Osiris, your two feet belong to you,
O Osiris, your arm belongs to you,
O Osiris, the heart of Unas belongs to him, himself, his two feet belong to him, himself,
his arms beling to him, himself.

365: The earth is beaten into steps for him towards heaven,
that he may mount on it towards heaven,
and he rises on the smoke of the great fumigation.

366: He flies away, this Unas, as an Apd-goose, he alights as a xprr-scarab,
he flies away as an Apd-goose, he alights as a scarab on the empty throne which is in your boat, O Re.

367: Stand up, begone, thou who do not know the thicket of rushes, that Unas may sit on your seat, that he may row in the sky in your boat, O Re.

368: This Unas pushes off from earth (being) in your boat, O Re, when you come out of the Akhet-horizon.
He has his sxm (?)-scepter in his hand as one who sails your boat, O Re.

369: You approach heaven, you are far from earth, being far from wife and the SnDwt-kilt."


Utterance 268

370: To say the words:
"This Unas washes himself, Re appears,
the Great Ennead shines, the Ombite (Seth) is high as ruler of the (southern) Iteret-shrine.

371. This Unas ravishes mankind as his (own) limb.
This Unas seizes the wrr.t-cown ('The Very Great' = White Crown) from the Two Enneads.
Isis takes care of him, Nephtys suckles him,

372: Horus takes him to his side, he purifies this Unas in the Jackal-lake (S zAb),
he cleans the ka of this Unas in the Lake of Dawn (S dA.tj),
he rubs down the flesh of the Ka of this Unas as well as his own,
with that which is at Re's side in the Akhet-horizon, with what he (Re) receives

373: when the Two Lands (Egypt) are lighted and he opens the face of the gods.
He takes the ka of this Unas as well as himself to the Great Castle (Hw.t aA.t),
after courts have been made [or : travelled through ?] by him and the 'wire' (HmATT) has been attached for him.

374: Then this Unas leads to the Imperishable (Stars = Circumpolars),
he crosses to the Fields of Rushes,
those who are in the Horizon row for him,
those who are in the Cool (Sky) Region (qbH.w) convey him.

375: Excellent is this Unas being excellent, his arms do not fail him.
Foremost is this Unas being foremost,
his Ka comes to him."


Utterance 269

376: To say the words:
The fire is laid, the fire shines,
the incense is placed on the fire, the incense shines.
Your smell comes to Unas, O incense!
The smell of Unas comes to you, O incense!

377: Your smell comes to Unas, O gods!
The smell of Unas comes to you, O gods!
May Unas be with you, O gods!
May you be with Unas, O gods!
May Unas live with you, O gods!
May you live with Unas, O gods!

378: May Unas love you, O Gods!
Love him, O Gods!
The paq-pellet comes, the pAD-pellet comes,
which come out of the knee of Horus.

379: They come the ones who have risen up.
They come, the ones who have risen up.
They come the ones who have elevated (Shu-wise).
They come the ones who have elevated (Shu-wise).
Horus climbs on the knees of Isis.
This Unas ascends on the knees of Nephtys.

380: The father of Unas, Atum, seizes the arm of Unas
and he assigns Unas to those gods who are quick and clever,
the Never-setting Stars (Circumpolars).

381: Mother of Unas, Ipy, give to Unas this your breast,
that this Unas may pass it over his mouth,
that he may suck this your white, clear, sweet milk.

382: That land into which Unas goes,
he will not thirst in it,
he will not hunger in it, eternally."


Utterance 270

383: To say the words:
"Awake in peace, You-whose-Face-is-behind;
in peace, You-who-looks-behind;
in peace, Ferryman of the Sky;
in peace, Ferryman of Nut;
in peace, Ferryman of the Gods, in peace.

384: Unas comes to you that you may ferry him in that ferryboat in which you ferry the gods.

385: Unas comes to his side as a god who comes to his side.
Unas comes to his sidelock (side) as a god who comes to his sidelock (side).

386: There is no accuser (about) a living one against Unas,
there is no accuser (about) a dead one against Unas,
there is no accuser about a zt-goose against Unas,
there is no accuser about a gn (= ng ?)-bull against Unas.

387: If you do not ferry Unas, he will jump up and place himself on the wing of Thoth.
It is he (Thoth) who will (then) ferry him over to this other side."


Utterance 271

388: To say the words:
"Unas is he who has caused the land to be under water [Nile flood], after he came out of the Lake.
It is Unas who has plucked up the papyrus.
Unas is he who has satisfied (Htp) the Two Lands.
Unas is he who has united the Two Lands.
Unas is he who will unite himself with his mother [kamutef deity], the Great Wild Cow (smA.t wr.t).

389: Mother of Unas, you Wild Cow and wife, who (as a cow) is on the grassy hill,
who (as a woman or vulture) is on the Mount of the zHzH-bird!
They stand fast, the two Djed-pillars, the broken-off steps come down(?).

390: Unas ascends on that ladder which his father Re has made for him.
Horus and Seth seize the arm of Unas and take him to the Duat Region.

391: He (Horus) to whom a wink was made:
"Beware of the one to whom (this) was ordered!".
He (Seth) to whom it was ordered:
"Beware of him to whom a wink was made!".
The face of the god opens for Unas and Unas sits down on the Great Seat (st wr.t) at the side of the God."


Utterance 272

392: To say the words:
"O height which has not (yet) been reached,
Gate of Nun, Unas comes to you!
Let this (gate) be opened for him!
"Is Unas the Little One there?"
"Unas is at the head of the servants of Re,
Unas is not at the head of the gods who create trouble!"


South Wall Hieroglyphs