Egyptian God Amun Welcomes His Son
A large portion of the hieroglyphic text of the Bubastite Portal (excerpted below) is a congratulatory speech offered by the Egyptian god Amun to his “son” Sheshonq following his victories over the “Nine Bows,” the traditional enemies of Egypt. Amun lauds the pharaoh for overpowering and dispersing Egypt’s enemies, offers Sheshonq the sword of victory and then concludes with the promise that the king’s victories will be remembered forever.
Welcome in peace, My dear Son ...
You have struck down the flat lands and foreign countries,
you have trampled down the Nubian tribesfolk.
Your blade has overpowered the Mentyu upon the sands,
at every moment,
your power …