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Two Poems about the Nether World
The News of Victory
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Adad addressed Akkadian ancient Anunnaki AnzQ Anzu Assurbanipal Assurbanipal's Assyria Assyrian Asusu-namir Babylonian literature Babylonian poem Babylonian poetry Babylonian version beginning clause contains crown dead Descent of IStar described device distich divine Dumuzi Ea's earth Egipar Enlil Epic epithet EreSkigal's EresTcigal Esarhaddon extispicy father favorable fragmentary gatekeeper GilgameS goddess gods haruspex heart heaven hemistich high priestess hymn inscriptions instructions interpretation introduced Irkalla issabat libbi IStar king kingship Ktar Land literary lord Marduk Mesopotamian messenger Mistress Moon motif Nabonidus Namtar Nannar narrative Nergal Nergal and EreSkigal nether world Nineveh Ningal Ninlil Ninurta parallelism person phrase Poem of Creation poet poetic prayer predicate reference repeated repetition rites royal SamaS second-person seven gates Sin's daughter statives Story of Anzu strophe structure Sumerian name syntactic tablet Tablet of Destinies three lines three-line throne Tiamat tion translation verb forms word