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Adad Akkad Akkadian ancient animals appears Ashur Ashurbanapal Babylon Babylonia and Assyria Babylonian-Assyrian Bismya Borsippa British Museum bronze Cassite centres century character chief Class clay consort cult cuneiform cuneiform script death decipherment deity demons designation divine documents dynasty Elam Elamitic Enlil Eridu Euphrates Euphrates Valley excavations father figures further goddess gods Grotefend Gudea Hammurapi head heaven Hittite ideographic illustrations incantation indication inscriptions Ishtar Jastrow king my lord Kish Lagash land language large number mankind Marduk monuments moon mounds Nabu nature Nineveh Ningirsu Ninib Nippur official palace pantheon period Persian Plate priests Rawlinson reign religion religious represented royal rulers Sargon script sculptured seal cylinders Semitic Shamash shekels signs Sippar slave solar deity specimens stage-tower stone Sumer Sumerian sun-god syllabic symbol tablets Telloh temple texts thee thou Tiamat tion Uruk various votive word
Page 461 - Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Page 446 - All that I had I loaded on her. All that I had of silver I loaded on her. All that I had of gold I loaded on her. All that I had of living beings of all kinds I loaded on her. I brought to the ship all my family and household ; Cattle of the field, beasts of the field, all the workmen I brought on board.
Page 452 - Gate-keeper, ho, open thy gate! Open thy gate that I may enter! If thou openest not the gate to let me enter, I will break the door, I will wrench the lock, I will smash the door-posts, I will force the doors. I will bring up the dead to eat the living. (And) the dead will outnumber the living.
Page 433 - He sent forth the winds which he had created, the seven of them; To disturb the inward parts of Tiamat, they followed after him.
Page 455 - After the lady Ishtar had gone down into the land of no return, The bull did not mount the cow, the ass approached not the she-ass, To the maid in the street, no man drew near, The man slept in his apartment, The maid slept by herself.
Page 460 - The life that thou seekest thou wilt not find. When the gods created mankind, They determined death for mankind; Life they kept in their hands. Thou...
Page 430 - Sharp of tooth and merciless of fang. With poison instead of blood she filled their bodies. She clothed with terror the terrible dragons, Decking them with brilliancy, giving them a lofty stature, So that whoever beheld them would be overcome with terror. With their bodies reared up, none could withstand their attack.
Page 447 - Those in heaven do not know one another. The gods are terrified at the cyclone, they flee and mount to the heaven of Anu ; the gods crouch like dogs in an enclosure. Ishtar, cries aloud like one in birth throes, , the mistress of the gods howls aloud : 'That day be turned to clay...
Page 448 - The dove went hither and thither ; ont finding a resting place, it came back. I sent forth a raven, letting it free. The raven went and saw the decrease of the waters. It ate, croaked (?) but did not turn back. Then I let all out to the four regions and brought an offering I brought a sacrifice on the mountain top. Seven and seven adagur jars I arranged. Beneath them 1 strewed reeds, cedar wood and myrtle.
Page 448 - Not finding a resting-place, it came back. I sent forth a raven, letting it free. The raven went and saw the decrease of the waters. It ate, croaked, but did not turn back. Then I let all out to the four regions and brought an offering. I brought a sacrifice on the mountain top. Seven and seven adagur jars I arranged. Beneath them I strewed reeds, cedar-wood and myrtle. The gods smelled the odor, The gods smelled the sweet odor. The gods, like flies, gathered around the sacrificer.