Secret of Anubis - Ancient Astronomy
By Karima Lachtane

Ancient Egyptian Journey to the Afterlife

The Ancient Papyrus scroll of Anhai

The Papyrus of Anhai


This is the Papyrus of Anhai, the scroll shows her journey to the afterlife. Anhai lived between 1100 - 1050 B.C. She was a member of a college of Amun-Re at Thebes (Luxor). 

This was in the period that is called the 19 Dynasty. In the period of 1133 - 1126 B.C both pharaoh Ramesses VII and Ramesses VIII were pharaohs and after them came Ramesses IX (1126 - 1108 B.C). 


The beautiful Priestess Anhai lived in a time of turmoil, much like many live in today (with the worlds co-called governments actions, so did she live in such a turmoil).
Papyrus of Anhai

Short explanation of the ancient Egyptian Journey to the afterlife


It is said that it is Anubis that is weighing the Heart of the Dead, but I actually believe this characters is really Duamutef, one of the seven sons of Horus (sometimes Osiris sons too). 

I identify this character to be Duamutef  because of his clothing and his blue hair dress, which indicate to be that this is the Heavenly sons of Horus (or Osiris). 


Anubis is more shown as the Dog (Jackal) lying down, mostly upon a shine. Upon this Papyrus scroll Duamutef (Anubis) is in himself the scales, in that both of his hands connect to the heart of Anhai. 


The feather is a direct symbol of the goddess of Truth which is Maat (Matt), she is also that little character located on the other side of the heart, which is being weighed, the person's heart is weighed against truth, to be a form of account for a person, weighing sins against goodness. 


Every inch of this papyrus is embedded with balance and harmony in every sense of the word. Just look at the colors, the light Green and Blue are balanced too. 


A- Is called Ammut, she was a mythological creature, who was one third crocodile, one third Lion, and one third Hippopotamus. Her name literary means 'Female devourer of the dead', she is also called 'Great of Death'. 


These gods and goddess were not worshipped in the normal sense, and there were no temples dedicated to them. 

B- This is a more famous character from ancient Egypt, known under the name of Thoth. He is the inventor of geometry, and thus he holds the tools of that talent. 


Another one of his forms is the Baboon, which could be seen as Thoth in his more primal form. 

This kind of Baboon is always sitting, like the ancient scribers of that time. On this papyrus scroll Thoth (B) is holding the scriber tools, and noting in his journal (he is writing about Anhai's Ka). He is the witness to ones life, his book contain all things done. 


C- This is the biggest character upon this papyrus scroll, as you probably notice that he has a Falcon head, which is mostly identified with Horus and/or Re. It could be either one. He is leading Anhai into the halls of the double Matt, into 'the weighing of ones heart'. 


D- This is the woman placed up in the corner of the papyrus, she is wearing the feather of truth, which belongs to the goddess Matt


In some periods of ancient times, she was said to be the wife of Thoth. She was a more primal goddess than Thoth, going back to the pyramid texts and such. Matt and another goddess called Mutt are much older than these gods which we are speaking about when looking upon this papyrus scroll.

Matt and Mutt could be considered as 'concepts'. It is Matt in this papyrus, illustrated with the feather over her head. 

If indeed she was the husband of Thoth, then she seems rightly placed, maybe she was the God of Thoth. 

E– Is the other female character, she is holding her arms around Anhai. Anhai is standing in the 'Ka' position, her arms bend and raised towards the heavens. 


The female figure also has the feather of Matt upon her head, but also in the back of her hair. 

The Female depict a goddess called Imentet, which is identified by the hieroglyphic sign for 'west' above her head. She ruled the western regions of the dead. 



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5 comments :

  1. Fascinating. Sometimes I get the feeling that ancient Egyptians were far more advanced in some areas than we are today.

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  2. It is fascinating reading about the deciphering of this ancient papyrus scroll. I love history and I love Egyptology. I'm having a fun time visiting your blog.

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  3. Peace Siblings:
    Where are our friends?
    This is information to cherish & save. I hadn't known anything about Egyptian Mysteries; then I was let to know upon awakening one morning that I had been "weighed by feather of MaTT". I felt light & floaty. In something I can only describe as "Luminous Mystery de Vere" I was brought Pharaoh Nisse III, He is Prince d'Anjou Nick de Vere von Drakenberg. We search for Loving Hearts of True Heart value, for eternity of friendship. I then found out he carries the several sets of rare, gentle haploid genes sent back, that came around again, documented at Oxford University. His genes tie the races from Fisher King NOMMOS, Orion, AHA_Narmer (Horus AHA_WK), Thor, Issachar (7 or 9 son), Jesu(i)s, King Orry, King Wenceslas, ST. Henry II of OTTonian Dynasty descent. Is this the dawning of the Age of Aquarius? Why do horoscope books not show Ophiacus? (or however he spells his name). Why do churches not announce Him who is the Anjou Titular holder of Jerusalem Territoire, friend of Muslims? My God is the God of Abrh_m, Issac & Jacob who wrote the Hebrew Bible which is an alchemical test of Love & Truth. This is the song of songs, sang bleu des sangs blues: Where are our friends? Where are our friends? Where are our friends? All others get thee behind.

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