by Wim van den Dungen
of the Book of the Dead reads :
came into being all the words of Atum :
'I was Atum when I was alone
and came into being in the Primordial Waters.
I am the great
evolved by himself.
That is, Nun, who created his name
company of gods as god.'
Palette of the
scribe Pay, with an invocation of Amun-Re (right) and an invocation of Thoth
(left) as Lord of the Words of the god, i.e. of hieroglyphic writing - XVIIIth
Who then is he ?
It is Re who created the names of his limbs. These come into existence
in the form of the gods who are in Re's suite.
I am he who is not opposed among the gods."
separates Geb from Nut assisted by the gods of the
the book of the dead of the priestess Nesittanebtasjeroe
Thebes - XIth Dynasty - Greenfield papyrus (plate 87)
(Shu, son of Atum and god of air & life,
"Nun saw me when I came into being. I know his name. I know the
place where I came into being. But he did not see me come into being
with his own sight.
spell 75 (§§ 334 - 342), spell for becoming Shu.
For I came into
being from the flesh of the great self-created god.
He formed me with his heart. He made me by his spirit. He exhaled me
from his nostril. I am he whose nature was exhaled, whom this august
god manifested, who strews the sky with his beauty, whose name the gods do
© Wim van den Dungen
Antwerp, 2003 - 2017.