The Liturgy of Funerary Offerings

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The Liturgy of Funerary Offerings

By E. A. Wallis Budge

The Forty-sixth Ceremony

A vessel of Tchesert drink was next presented, and the Kher heb said:--

"Osiris Unas, the Eye of Horus hath been presented unto thee, the little one, which became the food of Set (or, which entered into Set)."

The "little" Eye of Horus here referred to seems to be the moon, which, as already mentioned, was devoured piecemeal by Set after the fourteenth day each month.

The passage in the Liturgy suggests that Set must, on one occasion, have found the new moon in the sky,


The Sem priest presenting a vessel of drink.

when he was roaming through the night, and swallowed it.



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