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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 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 Khorsabad king my lord Kish Lagash land language large number lion mankind Marduk ments monuments moon mounds Nabu nature Nineveh Ningirsu Ninib Nippur official original palace pantheon period Persian Plate priests Rawlinson reign religion religious represented royal rulers Sargon script sculptured Semitic Shamash shekels signs Sippar slave solar deity specimens stage-tower stone 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 460 - Gilgamesh, why dost thou run in all directions? 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, O Gilgamesh, fill thy belly, Day and night be thou merry, Daily arrange a merry-making, Day and night be joyous and content! Let thy garments be pure [ie, a sign of joy] Thy head be washed, wash thyself with water!
Page 444 - Reed-hut, reed-hut, wall, wall, Reed hut hear ! Wall, give ear ! O man of Shuruppak, son of Ubara-Turu, Break up the house, build a ship, Abandon your property, seek life ! Throw aside your possession and preserve life ! Bring into the ship seed of all living things...
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 450 - Enlil mounted the ship, Took hold of my hand and took me aboard, Took me and caused my wife to kneel at my side, Touched our foreheads, stepped between us and blessed us. ' Hitherto Ut-napishtim was a man ; Now Ut-napishtim and his wife shall be on a level with the gods.
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 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.
Page 431 - For thy blood shall not be poured out; thou shalt return again." The lord rejoiced at the word of his father, His heart exulted, and unto his father he spake : " O Lord of the gods, Destiny of the great gods, If I, your avenger, 135 Conquer Tiamat and give you life, Appoint an assembly, make my fate preeminent and proclaim it.