1) Let's look at the first half of Recitation 524 (Pepi) and keep in mind that this part of the PT is written on the east and west walls of the vestibule. The King's Akh is on its way out the descending corridor towards the imperishable stars. I am going to use Allen (2005), but we will focus on the hieroglyphic text because that is where your surprise is hiding. I placed in bold the phrase on which you are focused.
"524 RECITATION (PT 582). Meryre has come to you, Horus, that you may do it for him, this important and perfect speech that you gave to Osiris, through which Meryre will become important, through which he will become great. His control is within him; his ba is about him; his acuity, which Horus gave to Osiris, is atop him. He will remain in the sky like a mountain, like a post. So, he shall cloud to the sky as a heron and pass by the sky’s braid-wearers, the plumage on his arms as points. Orion will give him his arm, Sothis will receive his hand."
Please note that Meryre is the later throne name of Pepi.
Let me just highlight this passage a bit. Greatness comes with a Horus Speech". That's classic Memphite cosmogony but it is also the power of Heka: An invocation made through an insinuation. The other thing to note is the unmistakable astronomic imagery or Orion and Sothis...and by inference, Sopdu-Pepi.
Now let's look at the transliteration of the hieroglyphic text:
1 1558a j.n NN ḫr.k ḥrw
2 1558b jr.k n.f sw mdw pw ƸƷ nfr rḏj.n.k n jsjr
3 1558c ƸƷ NN jm.f wrr.f jm.f
4 1559a sḫm.f m ḩn.f bƷ.f ḥƷ.f
5 1559b spd.f dpj.f rḏj.n ḥrw n jsjr
6 1559c mn.f m pt mr ḏw mr zḫnt
7 1560a j.gp.f r.f jr pt m ƸḥƸw
8 1560b swƷ.f ḥnzktjw pt
9 1560c šwt dpt rmnwj.f m mjƷzw
10 1561a rḏj n.f sƷḥ Ƹ.f
11 1561b šzp n.s spdt ḏrt.f
Now, I am sure you immediately see something very interesting there: He will endure in the sky (note that Allen prefers sky over heaven throughout) like a mountain, like a "post".
In order to fully appreciate what's going on here you must also look at the hieroglyphic text. View this link and go to PT 582 (the first one) and then look at the vertical column under P (Pepi) at 1559c
You will see this symbol used twice: W19 (http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/W-vessels.html)
This hieroglyph is a milk jar which was pronounced "mhr" and so originally the biliteral W19 was pronounced "mr", later "mj".
What is mj? Mj is a preposition which can be translated as "like". So see what Allen did here? He translated the symbols as "mj" = like , but the original phonetic value was "mr".
As you can see, this is the level of analysis you have to do in order to crystallize this out.
Now is the phrase "mn.f m pt mr ḏw mr zḫnt" a Heka invocation here and is the pyramid being conjured up in conjunction with mountain? I think at the least, this is very tempting and I commend you for this brilliant deduction and intuition. But what you have to do to prove it is to show a consistent Heka thread throughout this passage. The hint that this is a Heka passage is the "Horus Speech". That could be an activator phrase, ie serving as a Heka quotation mark meaning Heka starts here. Just a thought, I have not looked at this closely. But this type of stuff is avant garde, cutting edge PT translation. The key is to find a consistent theme if you want to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.
Anyways, look at the word "post", spelled O34-J1-N35-X1-M195. This doesn't really make sense here right? Now if you talked to my friend Allan Green, a Shakespeare expert, he'd tell you right away that's a clue something else is going on. Again, wordplay has been documented, even anagrams (see Helck, Untersuchungen zur Thinitenzeit, 1987).
Let's do an experiment. What was the name of Pepi's Pyramid? It was "The Perfection of Pepi is established". The word "establish" can be written as O34-N35-X1 (as in establish a building). Perfection, "nfr", watch this:
m n.f m pt m r. Too far-fetched? Probably, but try saying it fluently and fast: Mnfmptmr"
The thing is that in Heka, a phonetic activator only insinuates. It is not simply the word stated as such because it is taboo. You don't say it. You hint at it by using one or two word chains which sound sort of like the word you try to invoke. This is where the burden of proof rises steeply, which is why you need confirmatory examples from within a passage. This will all make sense when our (R.S. and I) paper comes out in AE.
Now you make a testable prediction: Can you extract the name of Pepi II's pyramid from the same passage, which for starters is slightly different. If you cannot, the experiment, while worthwhile, falsifies the personalized pyramid phonetic activation in this phrase. So you try another experiment. And that's how you slowly but surely assemble your case into a solid proposal.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01-Mar-18 07:57 by Manu.