[The Chapter of] making the Transformation
into to Benu Bird
(Taken from the Papyrus of Ani)
The Osiris, the scribe Ani, whose word is truth, saith:-
I flew up out of primeval matter.
I came into being like the god Khepera.
I germinated like the plants.
I am concealed like the tortoise [in his shell].
I am the seed of every god.
I am Yesterday of the Four [Quarters of the Earth,
and] the Seven Uraei, who came into being in the Eastern land.
[I am] the Great One (Horus) who illumineth the
Hememet spirits with the light of his body.
[I am] that god in respect of Set.
[I am] Thoth who [stood] between them (Horus and Set) as the
judge on behalf of the Governor of Sekhem and the Souls of Anu.
[He was like] a stream between them. I have come.
I rise up on my throne. I am endowed with Khu. I am mighty.
I am endowed with godhood among the gods.
I am Khensu, [the lord] of every kind of strength.