Column 6 (239-246)

Esna 239

Answ.t-bỉty
ỉwn ḥr-ỉb ȝḫ.t
nb ḥḥ.w qmȝ ḥfn.w
ỉr ḥp.t=f
m ḥḥ n ḥḥ.w

swḥ n ḫsbḏ
nḥm qnw
sḫp(r) wȝḏwȝḏ
<qmȝ> ỉnm.w

ỉt-ỉt.w(?) n pȝwty tpy
wtṯ nfy nḥp nn
qmȝ nḫb
m ḥr-ỉb Nwnw
ỉr Rʿ m qȝy qȝ

ẖnmw-Rʿ nb tȝ-sn.t
nb sḫ.t
ḥqȝ ʿȝ ḥn.t
ỉty m rȝ-ḥȝ.wt

A The King of Upper and Lower Egypt,
Iun-pillar within the Akhet,
Lord of millions, who created myriads;
who set his limits
as millions of millions.

Wind of lapis-lazuli;
he who rescues the desert area,108
who produces verdure,
and <creates> colors.

Father of fathers of the First Primeval,109
who begat this, and fashioned that;
he who created the lotus
in the middle of Nun,
and made Re in the high mound:

Khnum-Re Lord of Esna,
Lord of the Field,
Great Chief of the canal,110
Sovereign in the river mouths.

Bnsw.t-bỉty
Nw.t bẖ.t n Rʿ
ỉr.t-Rʿ
ḥr.t tp n zȝ=s
dgȝ ḥr.w-nb.w

nḏ.t n Ḥr-ȝḫty
šps.t wsr.t
ršw Rʿ n mȝȝ=s

nb(.t) wpy
šȝʿ.tw n=s nhm
nb(.t) tḫ
ʿšȝ ḥb.w
nn wrš ỉhȝy m wbȝw=s
ršw ṯḥḥ m ḥr=s nfr
Nb.t-ww nb(.t) tȝ-sn.t
nb(.t) ỉbȝ

B The King of Upper and Lower Egypt,
Nut, who gave birth to Re,
the Eye of Re
upon the head of her son,
whom all faces behold.

Protector of Harakhty,
the august and mighty one,
Re rejoices from seeing her;111
Lady of festival,
for whom jubilation was begun,
numerous of festivals:
there is no drought of cheers in her forecourt,
celebration and rejoicing are in her good face:
Nebtu, Lady of Esna,
Lady of the Dance.

Esna 240

Cartouches of Trajan, Khnum, Neith, Menhyt, Nebtu, and Heka. Multiple unique spellings.

Heka’s names are spelled as follows:

2  

4  

9  

11  

Esna 241

This hymn is a continuation of Esna 234.

6 bis

1n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) ḥw.t-N.t
wr ỉdb

1 For Nebtu,
Lady of the Temple of Neith,
great of cultivated areas.

7

n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) Pr-ẖnmw
ḥnw.t sḫ.t

For Nebtu,
Lady of Per-Khnum,
mistress of the field.

8

n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) Pr-nṯr
ḥqȝ(.t) ȝḫ.t

For Nebtu,
Lady of Per-Netjer,
ruler of the field.

9

n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) ʿḥ
ḥnw.t sm.w

For Nebtu
Lady of the palace,
mistress of vegetables.

10

n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) ʿbȝ
ḥnw.t ỉḫt nb.w

For Nebtu
Lady of Aba,
mistress of all things.

11

n Nb.t-ww
Ỉs.t wr.t
mw.t-nṯr
nb(.t) ḥw.t-bȝ.w

For Nebtu,
great Isis,
mother of God,
Lady of Temple of the Bas.

11a

n Nb.t-ww
špd.t ʿnq.t

For Nebtu,
Sothis and Anukis.

12

n Nb.t-ww
Rʿ.t-tȝ.wy

For Nebtu,
Rat-tawy.

13

2n Nb.t-ww
Mw.t wr.t
nb(.t) Ỉšrw

For Nebtu,
Mut the great,
Lady of the Isheru.

14

n Nb.t-ww
Ḥw.t-ḥr ḥr(.t)-ỉb Wȝs.t

For Nebtu,
Hathor within Thebes.

15

n Nb.t-ww
Ṯnn.t-Ỉwny.t

For Nebtu,
Tjenenet-Iunyt.

16

n Nb.t-ww
sḫm.t ʿȝ.t
mr.t Ptḥ

For Nebtu,
Sakhmet the great,
beloved of Ptah.

17

n Nb.t-ww
ḫnty s.t=s
r nṯr.w

For Nebtu,
whose position is most advanced
of the gods.

18

n Nb.t-ww
ỉʿrr.t n(.t) Ptḥ
ḫnty s.t=s
r nṯr.w

For Nebtu,
uraeus of Ptah,
whose position is most advanced
of the gods.

19

3n Nb.t-ww
sḫm.t tp(.t) ỉn.t

3 For Nebtu,
Sakhmet atop the valley.

20

n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) P ḥnw.t dp

For Nebtu,
Lady of Pe, Mistress of Dep.

21

n Nb.t-ww
ỉr(.t) ȝḫ.w

For Nebtu
who does wonderful things.

22

n Nb.t-ww
ḫnt(.t) sḫ.t
šzp(.t) ỉmy=s

For Nebtu,
foremost of the Field,
who accepts what is in it.

23

n Nb.t-ww
ḫnt(.t) Ṯȝ-wr m ỉȝbt.t
rdỉ(.t) ṯȝw r fnḏ
n wrḏ-ỉb

For Nebtu,
foremost of the Thinite nome in the east,112
who gives air to the nose
of Weary of Heart (Osiris).

24

n Nb.t-ww
nb.t mȝy.t
ḥnw.t [qȝy.t]

For Nebtu,
Lady of new lands,
mistress of [high ground].

25

4n Nb.t-ww
Rnn.t nfr.w

4 For Nebtu
Renenutet of good things.

26

n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) kȝw
ʿšȝ ḏfȝw

For Nebtu
Lady of food,
numerous of provisions.

27

n Nb.t-ww
sḫp(r.t) ẖr.t
n ḥr.w nb.w

For Nebtu
who produces sustenance
for everybody.

28

n Nb.t-ww
ḥnw.t npr.t
nb(.t) sm.w
ḫnt.t ḫnt-tȝ

For Nebtu,
Mistress of grain,
Lady of vegetables,
foremost of Khent-ta.

29

n Nb.t-ww
ȝḫ.t nb(.t) ȝḫ.t

For Nebtu,
the Field, Lady of the field.

30

n Nb.t-ww
ẖnm(.t) ḫnty-sḫ.t=f

For Nebtu
who unites with Foremost of his Field
(Khnum).

31

n Nb.t-ww
ỉỉ(.t) m Ḥʿpỉ
r [bʿḥ] ȝḫ.t

For Nebtu,
who arrives as Hapi,
to [flood] the field.

32

5n Nb.t-ww
nb.t sm.w
ʿšȝ wȝḏwȝḏ

5 For Nebtu,
Lady of plants,
plentiful of vegetation.

33

n Nb.t-ww
srwḏ(.t) ḫ.t-n-ʿnḫ

For Nebtu,
who makes the wood-of-life grow.

34

n Nb.t-ww
ḏdȝ np(ry)

For Nebtu
she with hearty grain.

35

n Nb.t-ww
wnm r’ nb
(m) pr ỉm=s

For Nebtu,
every mouth eats
(of) what grows from her.

36

n Nb.t-ww
bwt=s ḥq(r) ỉbw

For Nebtu
who detests hunger and thirst.

37

n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) wpy.w
ḥnw.t tḫ

For Nebtu,
Lady of wpy-festivals,
mistress of inebration.

38

n Nb.t-ww
6nb.t wrh
ḥnw.t ỉhy

For Nebtu,
6 Lady of wrh-dance,
mistress of jubilation.

39

n Nb.t-ww
ḥnw.t mnỉ.t sšš

For Nebtu,
mistress of the menit and sistrum.

40

n Nb.t-ww
ỉḥy n [kȝ]=s

For Nebtu,
for whose [Ka] one makes music.

41

n [Nb.t-ww]
wp.tw hbn n kȝ=s

For \[Nebtu\],
for whose Ka one opens jars.113

42

n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) ỉhy
ḥqȝ(.t) ȝw(.t)-ỉb

For Nebtu,
Lady of jubilation,
ruler of happiness.

43

n Nb.t-ww
šps.t wsr.t
7sḥtp.t ỉb n ỉt=s Rʿ

For Nebtu,
august and mighty,
7 who pacifies her father, Re.

44

n Nb.t-ww
Tfn.t m s.t tn

For Nebtu,
Tefnut in this place.

45

n Nb.t-ww
š[ps.t…]

For Nebtu,
Au[gust ….]

46

[n Nb.t-ww]
ḥnw.t ḥm.wt

For Nebtu,
Mistress of women.

47

n Nb.t-ww
ḥnw.t pr-nsw.t

For Nebtu,
Mistress of the King’s house.

48

n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) ḥzy.t
ʿȝ mrw.t

For Nebtu,
Lady of praise,
great of love.

49

n Nb.t-ww
spr(.t) r ḥb=s
m tȝ-sn.t

For Nebtu,
who arrives to her festival
in Esna.

50

n Nb.t-ww
wȝḥ nḥb.t r tȝ
8ỉn ỉmy.w tȝ
ḥr ndb=f

For Nebtu,
those on earth
in its entirety
8 throw (their) neck on the ground.

51

n [N]b.t-ww
sḏm(.t) spr.w
n ḥr.w-nb.w

For [Ne]btu,
who hears prays
from everybody.

52

n Nb.t-ww
mḥn.t ḥr tp
nṯr nb
[…]

For Nebtu,
who coils upon the head
of every god
[…]

53

[n Nb.t-ww]
ḥr(.t) s.t wr.t

[For Nebtu],
upon the great throne.

54

n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) ʿ-ẖnwty

For Nebtu,
Lady of the audience hall.

55

n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) sḫ.t
ḥnw.t ḫntš

For Nebtu,
Lady of the field,
mistress of the arbor.

56

n Nb.t-ww
nb.t ʿ.t n.t 9 ḫ.wt

For Nebtu,
Lady of the 9 orchard.

57

n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) šn.w
srwḏ.t rwḏ nb

For Nebtu,
Lady of trees,
who makes all plants grow.

58

n Nb.t-ww
ỉr(.t) šnb.t n Rʿ
ẖnm(.t) ỉt=s Ỉtm

For Nebtu,
who acts as chest for Re,
who unites with her father, Atum.

59

n Nb.t-ww
mḥn.t m tp nb=s
ḫnd Ḥr m ḥʿʿ

For Nebtu,
who coils on the head of her lord,
so Horus travels in joy.

60

n Nb.t-ww
Bȝst.t nb(.t) Bȝst.t
m sḫ.t-nṯr

For Nebtu,
Bastet lady of Bubastis,
in the Field of God.

61

n Nb.t-ww
Ỉw=s-ʿȝ=s nb(.t) wḥʿ-tȝ

For Nebtu,
Iusaas Lady of wḥʿ-tȝ
(Heliopolis).

62

10n Nb.t-ww
m ḏd=s nb.w

10 For Nebtu,
in all that she says.

63

n Nb.t-ww
ḫnt.t Ỉwnw
wsḫ-nmt.t m skt.t

For Nebtu,
foremost of Heliopolis,
broad of steps in the night bark.

64

n Nb.t-ww
Mȝʿ.t m ḥȝ.t
wỉȝ n Rʿ

For Nebtu,
Maat at the prow
of the bark of Re.

65

n Nb.t-ww
Nẖb.t nb.t Nḫb

For Nebtu,
Nekhbet, Lady of Elkab.

66

n Nb.t-ww
ʿnq.t nb(.t) tȝ

For Nebtu,
Anukis, Lady of Ta (Komir).114

67

n Nb.t-ww
Nb.t-ḥtp.t nb(.t) tȝ.wy

For Nebtu,
Nebet-hetepet, Lady of the Two Lands.

68

n Nb.t-ww
Mn.t nb(.t) ỉȝbt.t
11Ḥw.t-ḥr wr.t nb(.t) ʿgny

For Nebtu,
Menet, Lady of the East,115
11 Hathor the great, Lady of ʿAgny.

69

n Nb.t-ww
nbw.t-ʿȝy.t
nb(.t) (ỉmy)-wȝḏ=s

For Nebtu,
the Great Gold,
Lady of (ỉmy)-wȝḏ=s.116

70

n Nb.t-ww
(Ỉs.t)-Ỉr.t-nfr(.t)
ʿšȝ ḥb.w
ḫnt.t ḥw.t-ȝw(.t-ỉb)

For Nebtu,
(Isis)-Ỉr.t-nfr.t
numerous of festivals, foremost of the Temple of Happiness.117

71

n Nb.t-ww
Nb.t-ḥw.t ʿnq.t
m ȝ.t=s

For Nebtu,
Nephthys and Anukis
in her moment (of rage).

72

n Nb.t-ww
Tȝ-sn.t-nfr.t Tfn.t

For Nebtu,
Tasenetnefret, Tefnut.118

73

n Nb.t-ww
Spd.t nb(.t) tp-rnp.t

For Nebtu,
Sothis, Lady of the New Year.

74

n Nb.t-ww
ỉr.t Ḥr wr.t

For Nebtu,
great Eye of Horus.

75

12n Nb.t-ww
nb(.t) pr-wr
ḥnw.t pr-nsr
ḫnt.t pr-nw

12 For Nebtu,
Lady of the pr-wr,
mistress of the pr-nsr,
foremost of the pr-nw.

76

n Nb.t-ww
Mȝʿ.t zȝ.t Rʿ

For Nebtu,
Maat, daughter of Re.

77

n Nb.t-ww
Tfn.t zȝ=s ḥkȝ

For Nebtu,
Tefnut, whose son is Heka.

78

n Nb.t-ww
Tfn.t Rnn.t
n pr-ms

For Nebtu,
Tefnut, Renenet
of the Mammisi.

79

n Nb.t-ww
Ỉp.t-ḥm.t=s
ḫnt.t ȝḫ.t

For Nebtu,
Ỉp.t-ḥm.t=s,
foremost of the Akhet.

80

n Nb.t-ww
sḫp(r.t) zȝ=s m nsw.t

For Nebtu,
who makes her son the king.

81

n Nb.t-ww
sḫp(r.t) 13Ḥr m pr=f

For Nebtu,
who produces 13 Horus in his domain.

82

n Nb.t-ww
Sšȝ.t nb(.t) zš

For Nebtu,
Seshat, Lady of Writing.

83

n Nb.t-ww
Ỉs.t ḫnt.t Pr-ẖnmw

For Nebtu,
Isis, foremost of Per-Khnum.

84

n Nb.t-ww
Wnw.t šmʿ

For Nebtu,
Wenut of Upper Egypt.

85

n Nb.t-ww
Wnw.t mḥw

For Nebtu,
Wenut of Lower Egypt.

86

n Nb.t-ww
smsw.t wr.t

For Nebtu, great eldest one.

87

n Nb.t-ww
sẖkr.t nfr.t

For Nebtu,
the beautiful adorned one.

88

n Nb.t-ww
wȝḏ ḫỉ
r nṯr.w nṯry.t

For Nebtu,
whose child flourishes the most
of gods and goddesses.

89

n Nb.t-ww
N.t nb(.t) tȝ-sn.t

For Nebtu,
Neith, Lady of Esna.

90

14n Nb.t-ww
wsr.t r nṯr.w

14 For Nebtu,
mightiest of the gods.

91

n Nb.t-ww
m rn(.w)=s nb.w

For Nebtu,
in all her names.

92

n Nb.t-ww
m ḫprw=s nb.w

For Nebtu,
in all her manifestations.

93

n Nb.t-ww
m sštȝ(.w)=s nb.w

For Nebtu,
in all her mysterious forms.

94

n Nb.t-ww
m s(.w)t=s nb(.w)

For Nebtu,
in all her thrones.

95

n Nb.t-ww
m bw nb mr kȝ(=s) ỉm

dỉ=sn ʿnḫ-ḏd-wȝs nb
snb nb
n zȝ-Rʿ
(dryns (ʿnḫ) mỉ-Rʿ ḏ.t)|

For Nebtu,
in all places (her) Ka desires to be.

May they give all ʿnḫ-ḏd-wȝs,
all health,
to the Son of Re,
(Trajan (living) like Re forever)|

Esna 242

  • Location: Column 6
  • Date: Trajan
  • Hieroglyphic Text
  • Bibliography: Sauneron 1982, pp. 31-35; see also Tempeltexte 2.0

    14ỉr(.t) p(ȝ) wdn
    n Ḥkȝ pȝ ẖrd
    m hrw pn mỉ rʿ-nb
    ḏd-mdw

    wdn n Ḥkȝ pȝ ẖrd
    15ʿȝ wr
    [tpy] n ẖnmw
    m rn(.w)=f nb.w
    ḥr-tp ʿnḫ-wḏȝ-snb
    n nsw.t-bỉty
    (pr-ʿȝ ʿnḫ ḏ.t)|

    14 Performing the litany
    for Heka the Child
    on this day, just like every day.
    Words spoken:

    Litany for Heka the Child,
    15 the very great,
    [first-born] of Khnum,
    in all his names,
    on top of the life, prosperity, health
    for the King of Upper and Lower Egypt,
    (Pharaoh living eternally)|

    1

    n Ḥkȝ pȝ ẖrd
    ʿȝ wr
    tpy n ẖnmw

    For Heka the Child,
    the very great,
    first-born of Khnum.

    2

    n Ḥkȝ pȝ ẖrd
    ʿȝ wr
    tpy n Ỉmn

    For Heka the Child,
    the very great,
    first-born of Amun.

    3

    n Ḥkȝ pȝ ẖrd
    ʿȝ wr
    tpy n Rʿ

    For Heka the Child,
    the very great,
    first-born of Re.

    4

    n Ḥkȝ pȝ ẖrd
    ʿȝ wr
    tpy n Ptḥ

    For Heka the Child,
    the very great,
    first-born of Ptah.

    5

    16n Ḥkȝ
    [wr] ḥkȝw
    zȝ Sḫm.t
    ḥry-ỉb tȝ-sn.t

    16 For Heka
    great of magic,
    son of Sakhmet,
    within Esna.

    6

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḥry-ỉb ỉȝ.t-ṯȝ.wy
    mrỉ mw.t=f
    Mnḥy.t nb(.t) ḫnt-tȝ

    For Heka,
    within Mound of the Chicks,
    beloved of his mother,
    Menhyt, Lady of Khent-ta.

    7

    n Ḥkȝ
    zȝ tfn.t ḫnt.t Ỉwny.t
    rr.t
    ms.tw=f Nb.t-ww
    ḥnw.t

    For Heka
    son of Tefnut, foremost of Iunyt,
    the nurse;
    Nebtu bore him,
    the Mistress.

    8

    n Ḥkȝ
    nṯr ʿȝ ḥry-ỉb tȝ-sn.t
    Ḥkȝ ms.n Rnnwt.t
    ḥry-ỉb 17ʿḥ

    For Heka,
    great god within Esna;
    Heka, born of Renenutet,
    within 17 the palace.

    9

    n Ḥkȝ
    šm r sḫ.t
    ḫnty Pr-ẖnmw

    For Heka,
    who goes to the Field,
    foremost of Per-Khnum.

    10

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḫnd ww
    ḥry-ỉb Pr-nṯr

    For Heka,
    who traverses the agricultural area,
    within Per-netjer.

    11

    n Ḥkȝ
    Šw zȝ Rʿ
    nb Ỉwny.t

    For Heka,
    Shu,119 son of Re,
    Lord of Iunyt.

    12

    n Ḥkȝ
    Gbb ỉt-nṯr.w

    For Heka,
    Geb,120 father of the gods.

    13

    n Ḥkȝ
    zȝ Sḫm.t
    ỉwʿʿ n Ptḥ

    For Heka,
    son of Sakhmet,
    heir of Ptah.

    14

    n Ḥkȝ
    snsn 18bȝ ʿnḫ
    n ẖnmw

    For Heka
    who unites 18 with the living Ba
    of Khnum.

    15

    n Ḥkȝ
    zȝỉ r ỉw(.t)=f

    For Heka
    one waits for his arrival.

    16

    n Ḥkȝ
    snsn Ḥp ʿnḫ

    For Heka
    who unites with the living Apis.

    17

    n Ḥkȝ
    nb hȝ.w(?)

    For Heka
    Lord of jubilation(?).

    18

    n Ḥkȝ
    nb šm.w

    For Heka
    Lord of omens.121

    19

    n Ḥkȝ
    nb bỉȝ.y.t

    For Heka
    Lord of oracles.

    20

    n Ḥkȝ
    sr ḫpr

    For Heka
    who announces what will happen.

    21

    n Ḥkȝ
    wr 19m Ỉnb-ḥḏ

    For Heka
    great 19 in Memphis.

    22

    n Ḥkȝ
    m ḥw.t-Ḥkȝ

    For Heka
    in the Temple of Heka.

    23

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḫnty pr-mḏȝ.t

    For Heka
    foremost of the House of Papyri.

    24

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḫnty Pr-ʿnḫ

    For Heka
    foremost of the House of Life.

    25

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḫnty Pr-ẖnmw

    For Heka
    foremost of Per-Khnum.

    26

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḫnty ḥw.t-Ỉtm

    For Heka
    foremost of the Temple of Atum.122

    27

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḥry-ỉb ʿḥ

    For Heka
    within the palace.

    28

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḥry-ỉb s.wt-Rʿ

    For Heka
    within the Thrones (s.wt) of Re.

    29

    n Ḥkȝ
    nb šw.t-Rʿ

    For Heka
    Lord of the Shade (šw.t) of Re.

    30

    n Ḥkȝ
    wn ʿ.wy
    nw s.t-ʿȝ.t

    For Heka
    who opens the double doors
    of the Great Place.123

    31

    20n Ḥkȝ
    snsn [ms.w] Rʿ

    20 For Heka
    who lets breathe [the Children of] Re.124

    32

    n Ḥkȝ
    […] ỉm=s
    ky šps

    For Heka
    […] in it,
    august ape.

    33

    n Ḥkȝ
    ʿnḫ.tw n mȝȝ=f

    For Heka,
    one lives from seeing him.

    34

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḥʿʿ.tw n dgȝ=f

    For Heka,
    one rejoices to behold him.

    35

    n Ḥkȝ
    ṯz n=f ḥȝ.wt

    For Heka,
    for whom hearts are raised.

    36

    n Ḥkȝ
    wȝḏ nmt.t

    For Heka,
    green125 of steps.

    37

    n Ḥkȝ
    ẖnmw

    For Heka,
    who unites/endows.

    38

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḥwnw nfr
    mry n ỉt=f

    For Heka
    good youth,
    beloved of his father.

    39

    21n Ḥkȝ
    ḥʿʿ[.tw …]=f

    21 For Heka,
    one rejoices […] him.

    40

    n Ḥkȝ
    bʿḥ tȝ.wy
    m nfrw=f

    For Heka
    who floods the two lands
    with his goodness.

    41

    n Ḥkȝ
    sṯỉ […] pr.t

    For Heka
    who shoots out […] seed.

    42

    n Ḥkȝ
    wtṯ ỉḫt nb.w

    For Heka
    who begets all things.

    43

    n Ḥkȝ
    wr ms.w

    For Heka
    great of children.

    44

    n Ḥkȝ
    ʿȝ-pḥty
    ṯmȝ-ʿ
    sḫr ḫfty=f

    For Heka
    great of strength,
    valiant of arm,
    who strikes down his enemy.

    45

    n Ḥkȝ
    ỉnỉ mr(w.t)
    dr msḏ

    For Heka
    who brings love,
    and repels hate.

    46

    22n Ḥkȝ
    nn tkn.tw ḏr.ty=f

    22 For Heka,
    one may not approach his hands.

    47

    n Ḥkȝ
    hn.tw n=f

    For Heka,
    for whom one bows down.

    48

    n Ḥkȝ
    ʿȝ nmt.t
    ỉwty ḥm m ȝḫ.w=f

    For Heka,
    great of stride,
    with no deflection of his radiance.

    49

    n Ḥkȝ
    ỉb n Rʿ
    ws(ḫ) nmt.t m ȝḫ.t

    For Heka,
    the heart of Re,
    broad of steps in the Akhet.

    50

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḏfḏ n ỉr.t Rʿ

    For Heka
    iris of the Eye of Re.

    51

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḥqȝ n Bȝq.t

    For Heka
    ruler of Baqet (Egypt).

    52

    n Ḥkȝ
    nb tȝ.wy

    For Heka
    Lord of the Two Lands.

    53

    n Ḥkȝ
    nfr wr

    For Heka,
    greatly beautiful.

    54

    n Ḥkȝ
    ỉwn wr

    For Heka
    great pillar (ỉwn) of air.

    55

    n Ḥkȝ
    ỉwn-23-ḥʿʿ

    For Heka,
    the 23 moon (ỉwn-ḥʿʿ).

    56

    n Ḥkȝ
    štȝ ḫprw

    For Heka
    remote of manifestation.

    57

    n Ḥkȝ
    wḥm msḫʿ.w

    For Heka
    who repeats radiant births.

    58

    n Ḥkȝ
    zȝ[-tȝ]
    [m] ḥw.t-nṯr

    For Heka,
    zȝ-[tȝ]-serpent
    [in] the temple.

    59

    n Ḥkȝ
    rnp rʿ-nb

    For Heka
    who rejuvenates every day.

    60

    n Ḥkȝ p(ȝ) ẖrd
    ẖrd.n=f m ẖr(.t)-rnp.t

    For Heka the child,
    he rejuvenated annually.

    61

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḫy nfr

    For Heka
    beautiful child.

    62

    n Ḥkȝ
    sḏty ỉqr

    For Heka
    excellent youth.

    63

    n Ḥkȝ
    sḏty sḏty.w

    For Heka
    youth of youths.

    64

    n Ḥkȝ
    sfy šps

    For Heka
    august youngster.

    65

    24n Ḥkȝ
    ḥwnw tȝ.wy

    24 For Heka
    boy of the two lands.

    66

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḥwnw ḥwnw.w

    For Heka
    boy of boys.

    67

    n Ḥkȝ
    nfr-ḥr

    For Heka
    beautiful of face.

    68

    n Ḥkȝ
    ʿȝ mrw.t

    For Heka
    great of love.

    69

    n Ḥkȝ
    bnr-mrw.t

    For Heka
    sweet of love.

    70

    n Ḥkȝ
    ỉqr mrw.t

    For Heka
    excellent of love.

    71

    n Ḥkȝ
    bỉk nṯry

    For Heka
    divine falcon.

    72

    n Ḥkȝ
    bỉk bỉk.w

    For Heka
    falcon of falcons.

    73

    n Ḥkȝ
    Ḥr m ȝḫ.t

    For Heka
    Horus in the Akhet (Harmakhis).

    74

    n Ḥkȝ
    sḏty smsw nṯr.w

    For Heka
    eldest child of the gods.

    75

    25n Ḥkȝ
    wȝḏ tȝ m pr=f

    25 For Heka
    the earth turns green when he comes forth.

    76

    n Ḥkȝ
    nb wʿ
    nn mỉt.t=f

    For Heka
    the sole lord,
    without his peer.

    77

    n Ḥkȝ
    nsw.t nsw.wt

    For Heka
    King of kings.

    78

    n Ḥkȝ
    Ḥr ḥry nṯr.w

    For Heka
    Horus (Ḥr), chief (ḥry) of the gods.

    79

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḥqȝ sḫm.ty

    For Heka (Ḥkȝ)
    ruler (ḥqȝ) of the two uraei.

    80

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḥqȝ ʿnḫ.w

    For Heka
    ruler of the living.

    81

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḥqȝ qn

    For Heka
    mighty ruler.

    82

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḥqȝ ḥqȝ.w

    For Heka
    ruler of rulers.

    83

    n Ḥkȝ
    qn nȝ qn.w

    For Heka
    mightiest of the mighty.

    84

    n Ḥkȝ
    ỉty mnḫ

    For Heka
    beneficent sovereign.

    85

    n Ḥkȝ
    26rnp wr

    For Heka
    26 great rejuvenating one.

    86

    n Ḥkȝ
    mȝȝ ḥn.ty

    For Heka
    who sees the limits of the future.

    87

    n Ḥkȝ
    sḏty n ỉr.t-Rʿ

    For Heka
    child of the Eye of Re.

    88

    n Ḥkȝ
    ḏfḏ n wḏȝ.t

    For Heka
    iris of the wedjat-eye.

    89

    n Ḥkȝ
    dgȝ ḥḥ.w
    m ḥr=f nfr

    For Heka
    millions can see
    by means of his beautiful face.

    90

    n Ḥkȝ
    šfy.t=f dỉ=s m ʿḥ

    For Heka
    whose prestige manifests in the palace.

    91

    n Ḥkȝ
    mḥ-ỉb n nsw.t-bỉty

    For Heka
    trusted one of the King.

    92

    n Ḥkȝ
    nḏty ʿšȝ
    r bỉȝ.t=f

    For Heka
    who protects numerous ones
    from his wondrous manifestation.

    93

    n Ḥkȝ
    nb sȝ-ẖbw

    For Heka
    Lord of Sakhebu (near Letopolis).

    94

    27n Ḥkȝ
    zȝ Sḫm.t
    nb pr-Mȝnw

    27 For Heka
    son of Sakhmet,
    Lord of Per-Manu (Western Delta).

    95

    n Ḥkȝ
    zȝ Sḫm.t
    tp ỉn.t

    For Heka
    son of Sakhmet,
    presiding over the Valley.

    96

    n Ḥkȝ
    nb ḫȝs.t [ṯmḥw?]

    For Heka
    Lord of the desert of the [Tjemehu?].

    97

    n Ḥkȝ
    smsw n ṯḥn.t

    For Heka
    eldest of Tjehenet (Libya).

    98

    n Ḥkȝ
    nh ḥm.w=f

    For Heka
    who protects his servants.

    99

    n Ḥkȝ
    ʿšȝ ỉḫt

    For Heka
    plentiful of offerings.

    100

    n Ḥkȝ
    nb kȝw

    For Heka
    Lord of food.

    101

    n Ḥkȝ
    nb ḥtp.w
    pr m-ȝw

    For Heka
    Lord of offerings,
    which come forth entirely.

    102

    n Ḥkȝ
    ʿḥʿ-ḥms 28r ḫȝ.w=f

    For Heka
    who dines 28 at his offerings.

    103

    n Ḥkȝ
    ỉr ẖr.t
    n r’ nb wnm

    For Heka
    who makes sustenance
    for every mouth that eats.

    104

    n Ḥkȝ
    ỉwr m sf

    For Heka
    who was conceived yesterday.

    105

    n Ḥkȝ
    ms m pȝ hrw

    For Heka
    who was born today.

    106

    n Ḥkȝ
    rw ʿȝ štȝ
    ḫnty Mȝnw

    For Heka
    great, mysterious lion,
    foremost of Manu.

    107

    n Ḥkȝ
    ms m wḥm

    For Heka
    who was born again.

    108

    n Ḥkȝ
    kȝ wr n Rʿ

    For Heka
    great Ka of Re.

    109

    n Ḥkȝ
    pr-ʿ

    mȝȝ m-ḫt=f
    (r) p(ȝ) wḫȝ n ỉmnty

    For Heka
    forthcoming of arm.

    (After this, look
    to the column to the west).

    NB: This hymns continues in Esna 323.

Esna 243

Formula

1mn n=k sḫ.t ḥtp.t(w)
pr.t n=k
sḫ.t ḏsr.t(w)
ȝw-2ỉb=k m sḫ.t wȝḏ.t
ḥrr.w n dwȝ
zbty.w 3m wšr
ỉry r-ȝw
r sṯḥn ḥr=k
m tr wp tȝš

1 Receive the fruitful field,
may you have seeds;
the sacred field,
may you be 2 happy in the green field:
the flowers of the morning,
blossoms 3 in the evening,
likewise in their entirety,
to make your face shine
at the time of dividing boundaries.

The King

4nsw.t-bỉty
nb tȝ.wy
(ȝwtwkrdwr kysrs)|
5zȝ Rʿ
nb ḫʿ.w
(dryns nty-ḫwỉ)|

6ỉb qn
wȝḏ šȝ.w
7ỉʿb ḥtp.w
n nb sḫ.t

8[nṯr] nfr
snn n Ḥʿpỉ
ḥry-srḫ n Ỉrỉ-tȝ
nb ḥtp.w
srwḏ ȝḫȝḫ.w
[…].tw m šny.w-tȝ=s
ḥnk sšn.w ỉs.w=s
sṯỉ šȝ.w
mzỉ.w
n nbw ḥr ḏʿ.wt=f
ṯḥn ḥr n […]
[…]
([dryn]s nty-ḫwỉ)|

4 The King of Upper and Lower Egypt,
Lord of the Two Lands,
(Autokrator Caesar)|
5 Son of Re,
Lord of Appearances,
(Trajan Augustus)|

6 Mighty gardener,
who makes vineyards green,
7 who gathers offerings
for the Lord of the Field (Khnum).

8 The good [god],
replica of Hapi,
upon the serekh of Irita,
lord of plant offerings,
who makes foliage grow,
[…] with its plants,
who offers lotuses and its reeds,
the fragrance of the vineyards,
and bouquets
of gold in its ore,126
making the face of […] shine
[…]
([Trajan] Augustus)|

Khnum-Re Lord of Esna

9ḏd-mdw n ẖnmw-Rʿ nb tȝ-sn.t
nsw.t nṯr.w
nṯr ʿȝ
ḫnty ḥw.t-ỉt(?)
Km-ȝ.t=f
10qdỉ qdỉ.w
tȝ-ṯnn
wtṯ nṯr.w
nb (tȝ)-sn.t
11ḫntỉ pr-ʿnḫ
kȝ.tw 7 ẖnm.w
m rn=f
Ptḥ m ỉrw=f
nb nḥp
m 12sšm=f
nb sḫ.t
m ḫrpw=f mȝʿ

13dỉ=ỉ n=k ww
m šnw n ỉtn
ḥsp(.t) ȝḫȝḫ(.w) m wȝḏwȝḏ

9 Words spoken by Khnum-Re Lord of Esna,127
King of the Gods,
Great god,
foremost of Temple of the Father(?),128
Kematef:
10 Builder of builders,
Tatenen:
who begat the gods;
Lord of Iunyt(?),129
11 foremost of Per-ankh,
he is called the Seven Khnums
by name;
Ptah in his visible form;
Lord of the Potter’s wheel
in 12 his sacred image;
Lord of the field
in his true manifestation.

I give you the agricultural domain
as the circuit of the sundisk,
and gardens radiant with verdure.

Menhyt

14[ḏd-mdw n Mnḥ]y.t wr.t
nb(.t) ḫn.t-tȝ
nṯr[.t] ḥȝy.t Ḥ[ʿpỉ]
[…]

14 [Words spoken by] great [Menh]yt,
Lady of Khent-ta,
godde[ss] who makes H[api] flood
[…]

Esna 244

Formula

1[…] wn […]

1 […]

The King

2nsw.t-bỉty
nb tȝ.wy
(ȝwtwkrdwr kysrs)|
3zȝ Rʿ
nb ḫʿ.w
(dryns nty-ḫwỉ)|

4nsw.t n nbw
[…]

5nṯr nfr
snw n sbȝ-n-nỉw.t
ỉwn-ḥʿʿ n tȝ.wy sṯỉ
wdpw nn wš=f
ḥr ḏs[r?….]
[…]
tfn nṯry
šw m snb
ỉr ḫʿỉ(?)
m nb(.t) wpy
mzỉ tḫ
n ʿšȝ(?) ḥb.w
nb ḥʿʿ
(dr[yn]s nty-ḫwỉ)|

2 The King of Upper and Lower Egypt,
Lord of the Two Lands,
(Autokrator Caesar)|
3 Son of Re,
Lord of Appearances,
(Trajan Augustus)|

4 King of the Golden one
[…]

5 The good god,
second of the Star of the City,130
moon of the Asiatic lands,
butler, who never fails,
while conse[crating?…]
[…]
joyful of heart,
free from illness.
He who makes processions
for the Lady of wpy-festival,
who offers inebriation
for the One numerous of festivals:
Lord of jubilation,
(Tra[jan] Augustus)|

Nebtu

6ḏd-mdw n [Nb.t-ww]
nb(.t) tȝ-sn.t
nṯr.t ʿȝ.t
ḫnt(.t) pr-nṯr
Tm.t […]
[…]
7sk=s mḥ
ḥnk.tw ỉrp
n kȝ=s

9 Words spoken by Nebtu,
Lady of Esna,
great goddess,
foremost of Per-netjer,
Temet […]
[…]
7 she banishes all cares,
and one offers wine
to her Ka.131

Heka

8ḏd-mdw n Ḥkȝ pȝ ẖrd
ʿȝ wr tpy n ẖnmw
kȝ n Rʿ
wḥm.n=f [ms.w]
[ỉry-pȝ.t] 9nṯr.w
ỉty wr
nsw.t n Bȝq.t
bỉty
ḥqȝ n šnw n [ỉtn]

8 Words spoken by Heka the Child,
the very great, first-born of Khnum,
Ka of Re
when he repeated [births],
[nobleman] 9 of the gods,132
great sovereign,
nsw.t-King of Egypt,
bỉty-king,
ruler of the circuit of the [sundisk].

Esna 245

Anṯr nfr
nb sḫ.t wȝḏ.t
ḥqȝ ḥn.t
ỉty ʿȝ [ḫnt] rȝ-[ḥȝ.wt]

nsw.t nsty.w
bỉty wȝḏ.w
nb nfr n ỉz.ty
nb wȝḏ-wr
nṯr m n[…]

A The good god,
Lord of the Green Field,133
Ruler of the Lake,
great sovereign [within] the [river] mouths.

nsw-King of the nsty-plants,134
bỉty-King of the papyrus plants,
good Lord of the two lands.

Lord of the Great Green
god in […]

Bnṯr nfr
sḫ.t wr.t mr.t ẖnmw
nb(.t) ḫnt-tȝ
ḥnw.t Pr-nṯr

nb(.t) swnw
ḥnw.t ḥḤm
ḥqȝ(.t) ḥw.t-ỉḥw
ỉr.tw n=s dsds
m […]

B The good god,
the Great Field, beloved of Khnum,
Lady of Khent-ta,
Mistress of Per-netjer.

Lady of Pelusium,135
Mistress of Ḥȝm,
Ruler of ḥw.t-ỉḥw,
for whom Bahariya was made
as […]

Esna 246

Minor inscriptions. Cartouche of Trajan, name of Heka.