The Legend of the Exodus from Kem-Duat
II. ATOP THE WINGED HORSES THEY FLEW AMONG THE HEAVENS, to the path that is known as MANU, which was left unguarded. And so they descended and trod into Kem-Duat upon their horses; and they were swallowed by darkness which knew no light, and thus they could not proceed. First Hedj-sesmet attempted to summon the luminescence of sunrise, but the eternal night stifled it; and then Abi-ra-khet attempted to summon the glare of noon, but the eternal night stifled it; and then Iah-kem-et attempted to summon the glow of the waxed moon, but the eternal night stifled it, and a great emptiness filled her Ib and her Ba, and she no longer knew the moon’s light. Then Neser-senef-s summoned her fire, and the eternal night did not stifle it, so she held it aloft and guided them through Kem-Duat. But they could not but trod upon the black sands for the unceasing winds above blew too strongly and nearly separated them.