> hieroglyphic text contains many errors with words
> missing or mis-spelled, along with obvious
> grammatical mistakes … altogether indicating
> that the work is not original but has been
> transposed later by credulous copyists.
Egyptologists believe there are errors because the translations make no sense. One of the most common "errors" they cite is referring to something feminine as "he" or vice versa. Most all of these errors are far more likely to arise not from the carving of words into stone but from our inability to understand the language.
> Faulkner’s highly regarded 1969 translation is
> peppered with words and phrases that he footnotes
> as untranslatable, unknown, doubtful, speculative,
> a pure guess.
The texts are simply being translated in terms of later beliefs that arose from the texts and similar writings themselves. This would have worked well if the later writers had understood the texts. Since they didn't most of the writing is gobbledygook force fit into religion and magic. Curiously all these rituals are usually mistaken for incantation.
> All that said, with the help of complementary
> sources, it is possible to discern a disjointed
> thread, which falls into four sections …
> preparation of ‘the body’; provision of
> ‘food’; transfer to the upper chamber; and
> final resurrection and ascension. The locale is
> within the passages and chambers of the Great
> Pyramid – preparation and feeding in the lower
> Queen’s chamber; transfer up the Grand Gallery
> ‘Stairway’; and ascension from the King’s
> chamber. The main characters of the story include
I think you may be almost spot on except "the body" is not the mortal; remains but the pyramid that comes to represent the once living king. The rituals may be taking pl;ace on and around the pyramid (body) rather than inside of it.
> Thoth and Isis manage the preparation of the
> ‘dead body’ [of Osiris] in the stone coffer;
> they give it food and drink which provides the
> ‘efflux’ power of the eye ; they transfer the
> filled coffer up the stairway to the upper
> chamber; where it ascends ‘by magic’ in a
> glorious blaze of sunlight.
> The King (Osiris) is the first-born mortal son
> (2-3), the dweller in god’s booth, in the
> coffer, in the chest, in the Castle of the Mace.
> (219, 262, 665)
> Isis provides the heart for the body (4), Isis and
> Thoth fasten the head to the bones, and provide
> eyes (13-18), the Eye of Horus, giving the perfume
> of incense and fire (24-31). Osiris takes the
> strong, green Eye of Horus (186-190) which gives
> incense, savour, or perfume (200). Osiris is
> circular and round (366, 454). It is provided with
> the eye of Horus … and his testicles [balls] in
> the Castle of the Mace (475). The eye is in it in
> the cavern (389), in the egg (408). Thoth has
> reckoned it up, filled it with the eye of Horus
> (658). Thoth has re assembled it so nothing is
> disturbed (366-8); Thoth ensures everything is
> pure, because he detests faeces and urine (210).
> All its parts are collected (606, 667). All is set
> in order, made complete, made hale (590, 591, 631,
> 637, 638, 664, 665, 666).
> Provision of ‘food and drink’
> Thoth provides the efflux of cold water, so that
> the heart will not be inert (32-34); Isis provides
> milk and cake and beer (42, 46-57)
> Osiris takes the water which is in the Eye of
> Horus (58-68); the eye is filled with unguent or
> ointment of festival perfume which causes Osiris
> to have power (72-77); Osiris takes the loaf of
> bread or cakes and jar of strong ale, or wine or
> beer which provides the ferment which refreshes
> (89-95, 110-123, 142-154)
> Isis provides milk from the milk goddess (211);
> the milk of two black cows (325); the milk of a
> great white cow which suckled you (406, 412); milk
> from the breasts of Isis (413, 470); the milky
> fluid from the breasts of Isis (661, 675).
> The youth of Nubia gives incense of the gods (437,
> 459, 483, 610); the bread which does not grow
> moldy and beer which does not go sour (373, 457,
> 521); the bread of eternity and beer of
> everlasting (515, 553); the bread and beer and
> balls of incense (468).
> Osiris received the efflux which issued from the
> cold water (423), the fluid that issued from god,
> the exudation, the perfume of Tht-wtt (436); the
> efflux of decay (536, 553); cold water is yours,
> efflux is yours, the powers are in it (676, 679).
> The magic is in its belly (538); it is set in
> order, the waters are in it, the bread and beer
> are in it (587); it is filled with the power of
> the winds (602). In the coffer, are all its
> members are made hale, with no unsteadiness, it is
> filled with the eye of Horus, with god’s
> oblation … for it to have power to go up like
> the sun from the horizon (364).
> Osiris received power from the meal of loaves
> (110-123) or cakes and ale or wine or milk
> (142-154) … a quintet of meals, a trio of meals,
> and a pair of meals (205); it received 5 meals, 3
> meals, 2 meals (409). It received power from the
> efflux of the decay of Unknown-235.
> The ferry boat is ready to the south of the
> winding waterway (555); go to the waterway (437);
> the nurse canal is opened, the winding waterway is
> flooded (264-265, 556, 609, 613); it is placed on
> the Sokar boat (645, 647); the ropes of ferry boat
> are made ready, the tow-rope is made fast (256,
> 615, 624); the ferryman brings it (270, 300).
> Thoth is at the uprights of the ladder, at the
> edge of the winding waterway (304); a ladder is
> knotted together (305), mount it up on the ladder
> (306, 474, 478, 480, 530, 568, 586, 688), a
> stairway to reach the (chamber) above (505, 619).
> A stairway to the sky is set up for it (in the
> Grand Gallery), those in the horizon row it,
> convey it (268); it ascends on a ladder to a
> flat-topped gate way (271-2) (the flat stone at
> the top of the Grand Gallery).
> One snake swallows another (an endless rope &
> pulley system) … until it reaches the cavern
> (King’s chamber), the Cooking Pot of Horus
> (240). The double gate (portcullis) is opened,
> which keeps out the plebs (611, 667, 676).
> Finally, the personified figure of Osiris sits on
> the iron throne (coffer) in the King’s chamber
> (536, 609, 610, 674, 676).
> The imaginary personification of Osiris, seated on
> his iron throne, in the ‘cooking pot’.
> Resurrection and ascension
> Osiris appears, first-born son of his father
> (577); it ascends to shine as Ra (586) the son of
> Atum his first born (660). It has radiance in its
> eye which makes the lapis lazuli grow (319). It is
> in the horizon, the powers are about it, efficient
> for burning, with bodies full of magic, in the
> island of fire, its name is hidden (unknown)
> (273-4). It ascends in a great storm from the
> inner horizon (663, 677), a great Flood came forth
> (311, 313, 317, 344. 436). It ascends to the sky
> The sky doors (vent shafts) are opened, the
> sunlight is released (313, 355, 374, 437, 456,
> 461, 503, 510, 536, 563, 604, 666, 670, 676). The
> doors are opened, it comes forth as a star (322,
> 325) in a blast of fire (332). The furnace heat
> pours out (313). The doors of the horizon are
> opened, the fiery serpent comes by great magic
> It rises in the horizon as an imperishable spirit
> (217); it issues as a brilliant star (248) from
> the Island of Fire … it issues from the horizon
> like a great flood from the Great One (Ra) (249).
> It comes out of the waters of the flood, a green
> plume, the raging one in the sunshine (317).
> Osiris ascends to his father (Ra) in the starry
> firmament (crystal) (214); the earth quakes the
> sky trembles as the child of Atum comes into being
> (215). Osiris is fierce of brilliance, a flame
> before the wind to the ends of the sky and the
> earth, making the heart leap with fright (261).
> The fear of it is on those who are on earth (574);
> it makes men tremble (690); the sky thunders, the
> earth quakes in dread and terror (337, 472, 474,
> 477, 508, 509, 511,627,667, 690, 719, 720).
> The god comes into being, the sky is aflame, earth
> quakes, the perfume of Tht-wtt is in the king, the
> unguent fills him, the perfume is in him, he has
> power by means of it (685-7). The inundation
> (flood) comes from the efflux of Horus (690);
> Osiris comes, glorious, shining, besouled, strong,
> mighty, far-striding, far-reaching (691), great of
> magic (715), of no human father, no human mother
> (703). Osiris ascends as magic, fierce of
> brilliance, a flame before the wind to the ends of
> the sky and the earth … whose hand no
> earthlings have grasped [understood (484).
> Conclusion: the inert body [of Osiris] was a stone
> coffer filled with lapis lazuli spheres [eyes]; it
> was fed 2-3-5 meals of Tht-wtt food of
> ‘efflux’; which gave it power to transform
> into awesome, dreadful light.
>  Faulkner, 1969. The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid
You have some great insights here.
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