Judgement of the Dead by Jean Jones


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Post December 15, 2013, 12:09:34 PM

Judgement of the Dead by Jean Jones

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Who is the master of ceremonies, who leads the deceased by his hand
to the scales in the Hall of Maat?

Anubis

What does he hold in his left hand?

ankh


Who tops the scales, wearing a feather on her head?

Maat

Who is the creature nearby who is like that of a crocodile,
and the middle of her body is like that of a lion?

Ammut

Who implores his heart not to give him away?

Who says,

"O my heart of my being!
Do not rise up against me as witness,
Do not oppose me in the tribunal,
Do not rebel against me before the guardian of the scales!"

The deceased (Ani)

Who writes down the decision as the god of wisdom?
Thoth

Who asks,


"Why have you come?
What now is your condition?
But who is he whose heaven is fire,
whose walls are cobras, and whose floor is a stream of water?
Who is he, I say?"

Thoth

Who leads the way, holding an ankh?

Horus

Who says to Osiris,


"Thoth hath weighed it according to the decree pronounced
unto him by the Company of the Gods, and it is most true and righteous.
Grant thou that cakes and ale may be given unto him,
and let him be like into the Followers of Horus for ever and ever?"

Horus

and who says at the end,


"Behold, I will gather together to myself this charm from the person with whom it is
[and from the place] wherein it is [and it shall come to me]
quicker than a greyhound, and swifter than light?"

Ani, the deceased, who has become the new Osiris

Did I get them all? :)
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Post December 15, 2013, 03:01:53 PM

Re: Judgement of the Dead by Jean Jones

Did I get them all? :)
No.

"Why is the skin of that guy on the throne GREEN?"
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Post December 15, 2013, 04:54:31 PM

Re: Judgement of the Dead by Jean Jones

That's Osiris, and he was depicted as green-skinned because he was the god of vegetation in Egyptian mythology. Green was also the color of rebirth. :wink:

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