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Spell 95: for being in the presence of Thoth

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Vignette from Ramose Book of the Dead
Vignette from Spell 95 of the Book of the Dead of Ramose

Spell 95 is ‘for being in the presence of Thoth’, The vignette (small picture) shows Ramose bowing slightly forward and raising his arms in worship before an ibis-headed god, who is sitting on a white, shrine-shaped plinth. The god in question is Thoth.

He has a symbol of the moon, both as a crescent and as the full moon, on his head. The figure of Ramose is very well painted; as well his eye being outlined in black and a tiny black beard, the folds in his neck are also shown in thin black lines, indicating that his head is bowed forward.

Spell 95.1

Translation

Spell for being in the presence of Thoth. Words said by the Osiris, supervisor of archivists of the Lord of the Two Lands, Ramose, justified. He says: I am the terror in the storm and the guardian of the great cobra in war. I struck with the knife and Ash cools off opponents for me. I have acted …

Spell 95.2

Translation

… on behalf of the great cobra in war. I have strengthened the sharp knife in the posession of the sharp one which is in the hand of Khepri in the storm. I am the Osiris, supervisor of archivists of the Lord of the Two Lands, Ramose, justified, at peace.

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