THE OBELISK OF ANTINOUS
(Towards the Newborn Sun)
Antinous the God, His heart
At Having come to know His True Form
And at Having seen His father Ra-Harakhte,
It is Antinous who brings forth this prayer.
Thus His Heart Proclaims:
Ra-Harakhte, supreme among the gods,
He who hears the prayers of the Gods and Men,
Of the Transfigured and the Dead,
Hear also the plea of Hadrian,
Who stands before you!
As recompense for all he
For me, Antinous, your beloved son,
Generously reward Hadrian,
Lord of Both Upper and Lower Egypt,
Who founded a magnificent new religion
In the temple shrines for all people,
Which has pleased the Gods!
And he is called "Beloved
of Hapy and All the Gods,"
The Lord of Crowns, Hadrianus Caesar
May he have Eternal Life,
Prosperity and Sanctity
Throughout all time like Ra,
Blossoming and rising anew
Throughout the ages!
He is Our Lord,
The ruler of all lands,
The Noble Augustus!
The Lords of Egypt bow to
And the Barbarians are vanquished
Beneath his feet,
As it has always been
Under the rulers of Upper and Lower Egypt.
They come into being by the
utterance of his word,
His might extends to the far reaches of the realm
And the four corners of the Earth!
Bulls mate in rapture with
And bring forth their young for Hadrian,
To please his heart and that of his great and beloved Queen,
The Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt and all its cities,
Sabina Sebaste Augusta!
May she have Eternal Life, Prosperity and Sanctity forever!
Hapy, progenitor of the gods,
On behalf of Hadrian and Sabina,
Arrange the inundation in fortuitous time
To make fertile and bountiful the fields
Of Both Upper and Lower Egypt!
(Towards the Source of the Nile)
Antinous the God is here!
He rests in this place
Which is in the Border Fields of Our Lady Rome.
In all Sacred Places of Egypt
He is recognized as Divine.
Temple shrines are raised to Him,
And He is revered as a God
By the oracles and priests
Of Upper and Lower Egypt,
Indeed by all the people of Egypt!
The City of Antinoopolis
was named in His honour,
Populated by the Greeks of Egypt
As well as priests from the temples of Egypt,
And those who have come to this place
With the promise of splendours beyond all measure.
A Temple to Antinous the
Who is among the Shining Ones of Heaven,
Is located in this city
Built of good white stone,
Surrounded by sphinxes and statues
And innumerable columns
Like those Temples erected
By Our Ancient Ancestors
And also like those of the Greeks.
All Gods and Goddesses
Give Him the Breath of Eternal Life
That He might breathe
As One Who Is Eternally Young!
(Towards the Underworld)
Antinous the God,
Who is among the Shining Ones of Heaven,
Has been transfigured into a God of Eternal Youth,
Perfect of countenance,
Who is dazzling in beauty of the eyes,
Whose heart is full of heroic joy
Since He received the order of the Gods
At the hour of his death.
Every ritual of the Book
of the Hours
Shall be repeated for him
Along with each of His Mysteries.
His Word shall be spread
to the whole world.
His teaching shall be a never-ending river
Of admonition, inspiration and mystery.
Nothing comparable has been
On any mortal man before now,
Just as with His altars, His temples
And His sacred images.
All by virtue of the Truth
That He breathes the Breath of Eternal Life.
And His magnitude comes into being
In the hearts of all men.
Lord of Hermopolis,
Lord of the Sacred Words, Thoth!
Take the Soul of Antinous
And make it Eternally Young
At every moment of every night,
And every day, for all Eternity!
Love for Him fills the hearts
of His followers
And the Awe of HIM is with all.
His believers raise their voices in praise
When they worship Him.
He takes His seat in the
Hall of the Justified,
The Illuminated and the Exalted,
Who are in the entourage of Osiris
In the Kingdom of the Underworld,
For the Lord of Eternity finds Justice in Him!
Through the Gods
His Word endures upon the Earth,
Because He fills their hearts with joy!
He is able to enter any place
The guardians of the gates
Of the Kingdom of the Underworld
Say "Praise to You" to Him...
They loosen their bolts
And throw open their gates before him...
Millions of years long...daily...
As his duration of life is as the sun,
Never in eternity elapsing!
(Towards the Circumpolar Imperishables)
Behold, Antinous the God
Who is among the Shining Ones!
An arena was erected in His
sacred city in Egypt
Antinoopolis, which was named for Him,
Being for the champions from all lands of the Earth,
For the rowing teams and the runners
And for the masters of the arts
Of the Lord of Sacred Words, Thoth.
And they are awarded glorious prizes
And wreaths and rewards of plentiful riches.
Offerings are brought daily
upon His altars.
He is honored in praise by
the artists of Thoth
In accordance with His glory.
He strides forth from his
To His innumerable temples
All across the earthly realm.
He hears the prayers of all
those who call out to Him,
And He cures the afflictions of those in need
By sending healing visions while they dream.
Once He has accomplished
His work among the living,
He takes every shape that His heart desires,
For the semen of the First God
Truly is in His body!