sábado, 27 de diciembre de 2014

The destruction of mankind

The Destruction of Mankind
This texts tells the story of Re's plan to destroy the human race because he came to hear of mankind's plots against him. After an initial spate of destruction by the Eye of Re, the sun god relented and came up with a plan to save the remainder of mankind.
The text itself comes down to us via inscriptions from five royal tombs of the New Kingdom: Tuntankhamun, Seti I, Ramses II, Ramses III, Ramses VI. The copy presented here is scanned from Gods of the Egyptians, vol 1, by E.A Wallis Budge, the copyright having expired on this publication. The scanned images have had Budge's outdated transliteration and translation removed and the hieroglyphic text updated and corrected based on the more recent publication by Erik Hornung in Der Ägyptische Mythos Von Der Himmelskuh. In addition, sections of the text have been checked for correctness agains photographs of the inscriptions from the tomb of Seti I in Das Grab Sethos' I. by Erik Horning, pp194-195. 


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