A Lovely Prayer

So this has absolutely nothing to do with Heathenry or cultus deorum, but I came across this lovely Kemetic prayer while reading through my feed.  I originally found it posted here and there’s a good article about it and the role of the scribe in Egypt here. I think this is lovely so I share it here for those of my readers who may venerate Thoth.

“Come to me, Thoth, O noble Ibis. O god who longs for Khmunu, O dispatch-writer of the Ennead, the great one of Unu. Come to me that you may give advice and make me skillful in your office.

Better is your profession than all professions. It makes men great. He who is skilled in it is found fit to exercise the office of magistrate. I have seen many for whom you have acted and they are in the council of the Thirty, they being strong and powerful through what you have done. You are the one who has given advice. You are the one who has given advice to the motherless man. Shay and Renenwetet are with you. Come to me that you may advise me.

I am the servant of your house. Let me relate your prowess in whatever land I am. Then the multitude of men shall say “How great are the things that Thoth has done.” Then they shall come with their children to brand them with your profession, a calling good to the Lord of Victory. Joyful is the one who has exercised it.”

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“Thoth” by Grace Palmer, available as a prayer card here.

 

 

 

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on December 14, 2016, in Kemetic things, prayers, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thank you for sharing this prayer and the related links!

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  2. That’s a very beautiful prayer to Thoth. Hail Thoth, the God who knows more about us than we will ever know about ourselves!

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  3. A lovely prayer indeed, and an interesting article. Thanks!

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