medinet habu temple

“Temple of Millions of Years” of King Ramses III at west ‘Uaset’-Thebes,
exterior side of the First Pylon, north tower, west face, detail from the lower register:
scene related to the Second Libyan War (year 11) of King Ramses III against the Libyans.
The Egyptian army completing the rout of the Libyan troops.
Drawing from “Later historical records of Ramses III” by the Epigraphic Survey, plate 68, detail

Tahuti Invocation

Hail, Tahuti, of wisdom and knowledge the Father and God!
Hail, Tahuti, Arbiter of the Gods and Judge of the Dead!
Father of Renenutet, Father of Seshat! Father of Shait!
You denied victory to Good and to Evil when they battled.
You invented Writing, Science, and Magic!
You judge the dead worthy or unworthy!
Hail to you, oh wisest of the Gods!

Prayer for Knowledge and Wisdom

Hail, Tahuti, of wisdom and knowledge the Father and God!
Father of Renenutet, Father of Seshat! Father of Shait!
I pray for the knowledge and wisdom to serve the Gods.
I pray for the knowledge and wisdom to serve my fellow Men.
Tahuti, who created Magic, Science and Writing,
Show me the Mysteries of Your ways,
That I may be an example of what You consider proper!

Quoted from: “Thoth devotional”, by Alan and Bekki Leddon
Photo from Medinet-Habu temple © In-Taier, 2015

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Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III by Elena Pleskevich