Greco-Egyptian Magical Papyrus (PGM) 1.29-36

Submitted by Phainolis on Mon, 02/13/2017 - 13:11
Deep Space view of Orion by NASA

"Come to me, O holy Orion, you who lie in the north, who cause the currents of the Nile to roll down and mingle with the sea, transforming them with life as it does man's seed in sexual intercourse, you who have established the world on an indestructible foundation, who are young in the morning and old in the evening, who journey through the subterranean sphere and rise, breathing fire, you who have parted the seas in the first month, who continually ejaculate seeds into the sacred fig tree of Heliopolis. This is your authoritative name: ARBATH ARBAOTH BAKKHABRE."

ἧκέ μοι, ὁ ἅγιος Ὠρίω[ν, ὁ ἀνακ]είμενος ἐν τῷ βορείῳ, ἐπικυλινδούμενος [τὰ τοῦ Νε]ίλου ῥεύματα καὶ ἐπιμιγνύων τῇ θαλάττῃ καὶ ἀλλ[οιῶν ζω]ῇ καθώσπερ ἀνδρὸς ἐπὶ τῆς συνουσίας τὴν σπορὰν, ἐ̣π̣[ὶ .... βάσει] ἀρραίστῳ ἱδρύσας τὸν κόσμον, ὁ πρωίας νεαρὸς καὶ ὀ[ψὲ πρες]βύτης, ὁ τὸν ὑπὸ γῆν διοδεύων πόλον καὶ πυρίπνεος <ἀνατέλλ>ων, ὁ τὰ πελάγη διεὶς μηνὶ αʹ, ὁ γονὰς [ἱεὶς ἐ]π̣ὶ τ̣[ὸ ἱερὸν ἐρ]ινεὸν τῆς Ἡλιουπόλεως διηνεκέως. [το]ῦ[το] αὐθεν[τικόν] σου ὄνομα· αρβαθ Ἀβαὼθ βακχαβρη’.

Image: Deep Space view of Orion by NASA