Book of the Dead

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Book of the Dead

Section of the Book of the Dead, depicting the Weighing of the Heart.

English name

Book of the Dead

Alternate names

 Pert Em Hru


Ancient Egyptian funeral text

The Book of the Dead, known as the Pert Em Hru in Egyptian, is the ancient Egyptian funereal text. Its purpose is to assist the deceased in the afterlife. The book contains hymns, spells and instructions to allow the deceased to pass through obstacles in the afterlife. It has been mentioned in the Yu-Gi-Oh! series.


As Sugoroku Mutou walked away after giving his grandson the missing piece to the Millennium Puzzle, he reminisced to himself about what was written in the Book of the Dead: the one who solves the Puzzle will become the guardian of justice, and pass judgment on evil with Shadow Games.[1]

Shadi claimed that it is written in the book that the Millennium Items were made by the magicians, who served the pharaohs in order to punish thieves that defiled the tombs of pharaohs and stole treasures.[2] He also said that the Millennium Scales are the Scales of Truth from the 125th chapter of the Book of the Dead, which are used to perform the Weighing of the Heart.[3]

According to Marik Ishtar, the Book of the Dead states that the only way for the lost Pharaoh's soul to prove himself is to gather the Three Gods, which grants the gatherer the title of Pharaoh.[4]

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