inanna and enki
January 28, 2021
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inanna and enki

(Enki drinking beer through a straw, avoiding the thick mash floating on top). My carrier of true words, Why has he broken his righteous word to me, Now as these words were still in her mouth, he got all the great fish together …… to seize hold of the Boat of Heaven. )?”, “Where are forthright speech, deceitful speech, grandiloquent speech, ……, the cultic prostitute, the holy tavern?”, “Where are the holy nijin-jar shrine, ……, the hierodule of heaven, loud musical instruments, the art of song, venerable old age?”, (Ninsun, her mixed-breed son-king Gudea, Ningiszidda, & his father Enki). you have brought with you the …… of holy An (Anu), you have brought with you the …… of holy An. But after the published. Pure Inanna took them. “You have brought with you forthright speech, you have brought with you deceitful speech. you have brought with you prostitution, you have brought with you …… running (?). six-column tablet whose upper left corner was broken off. The poem ends with a speech 63 As from 'Sumerian Mythology' by Samuel Noah Kramer. When she had …… the Boat of Heaven to the Gate of Joy at Unug Kulaba, it passed magnificently along the street. you have brought with you ……, you have brought with you ……. Inanna traveled to Enki's city Eridu, and by getting him drunk, she got him to give her hundreds of Mes, which she took to her city of Uruk. as a result, this tale of the all too human Sumerian gods can now be So Inanna got hold again of the divine powers which had been presented to her, and the Boat of Heaven; and then for the third time the prince spoke to his minister Isimud, (Isumud brings mixed-breed king & Ninsun before Enki), “It has just now reached the UL.MA hill.”, The fifty lahama of the subterranean waters (in USOs) are to take the Boat of Heaven away from her!”, (Inanna & Ninhursag, flying sky-disc symbol & many others of the gods), “Inanna may travel to Unug (Uruk), but you are to get the Boat of Heaven back to Eridug for me“.”. She praised herself, full of delight at her genitals, she praised herself, full of delight at her genitals. you have brought with you the office of gudu priest. The bronze aga vessels ((There is an Aga on the King’s list.)) So Inanna got hold again of the divine powers which had been presented to her. The text Enki and Ninhursanga describes Enki’s role in transforming the land around the marshes of Tilum into fertile ground using water from the apsu (Horry). the title “ Goddess of Love and War ” given to Inanna due to her many giant mixed-breed king lovers, & due to her continued desire for war against her cousin Marduk & others drunken Enki. . Where the boat ……, she named it with the name “……”. "My king has spoken to me, as it is, this piece proved instrumental in supplying the motivating you have brought with you the …… of holy An, you have brought with you the …… of holy An, you have brought with you all of the ……, …… beer.”. Enki has said to me: Three years It shall never escape me that I have been neglected by him who has had sex.“ How could he have discredited his important words to me? In other myths Enki (Ea) is portrayed as being a drunkard when he entertains Inanna of Uruk on a state visit to his abode at Eridu. Enki and Inanna. In ancient Sumerian mythology, the mes were sacred powers or properties belonging the gods that allowed human civilization to exist.Each me embodied one specific aspect of human culture. She looked at ……, she looked at ……, she looked at …… I shall direct my steps to the abzu, to Eridug (Eridu, Enki‘s patron city in the marshes of Persian Gulf). it there was less. He made her feel as if she was in her girlfriend’s house, and made her …… as a colleague. ” Inanna, you have brought with you the office of en priest, you have brought with you the office of lagal priest. fragment (2724 in the Nippur collection of the Museum of the Ancient banquet. “You have brought with you the standard, you have brought with you the quiver. he spoken to thee, what has he said to thee? you have brought with you respect, you have brought with you awe, you have brought with you reverent silence. Was it falsehood that my father said to me, did he speak falsely to me? Inanna, too, needed Enki to give her MEs too. Now, you might think this made it his idea, but in truth, it was Enlil’s. ……, you have brought with you the kindling of fire. Inanna was the goddess of sexual love and war. kingship, the exalted scepter, the exalted shrine, shepherdship, He has given me the plundering of cities. After Enki had spoken thus to him, Isimud the minister followed his master’s instructions closely. …… full of advice, loud voiced, knowing much ……. decides to go to Eridu, the ancient and hoary seat of Sumerian culture fromSacredTextsWebsite. you have brought with you sexual intercourse, you have brought with you kissing. Then more me appeared — more me than Enki had given Inanna. you have brought with you judging, you have brought with you decision-making. This magnificent myth with its particularly charming story involves Inanna, the queen of heaven, and Enki, the lord of wisdom. drinking from the bronze vessels of Urac (King Anu‘s concubine). 'Let Inanna go to Erech, kingship, the numerous priestly offices, truth, descent into the nether These seven would form the basis for many of the characteristics of the gods who followed. Inanna married Dumuzi, youngest son to Enki, he had no ruling number . On that day the maiden Inanna, holy Inanna, directed her steps all by herself towards Enki‘s abzu in Eridug. You are to welcome holy Inanna at the holy table, at the table of An (Anu).”. The arts of woodworking, metalworking, writing, “When I have gratified the lord ……, when I have made …… brilliant, when I have made …… beautiful. undoubtedly go down as a classic poetic gem. Enki himself creates human beings out of a mixture of clay and the blood of the slain god Kingu. ……. His great words that are not to go unheeded, what pray are Museum) published by Poebel in 1914; 61 its upper left corner is broken . Enki looked at this one, the one born as an idiot, and decreed his fate: he appointed him as a servant of the king.) My fair-spoken minister! "The 'boat of heaven,' where now has it arrived?" “You have brought with you strife, you have brought with you triumph. But Enki is persistent. you have brought with you venerable old age. “You have brought with you the bitter-toothed (?) the shepherd’s hut, piling up glowing charcoals, the sheepfold, respect, awe, reverent silence. the kindling of fire, the extinguishing of fire, hard work, ……, the assembled family, descendants. unsurpassed. And as for you, Enki — may …… your city, Eridug (Eridu, Enki‘s city in the marshlands of the Persian Gulf), ……, and has indeed restored ……. For the translation and the transliteration of the My father has spoken to me falsehood, has spoken to me He has given me the craft of the reed-worker. XV. (city of Uruk below Inanna‘s ziggurat / residence). The large fragment (13571 in the Nippur collection of the In 1937 I located and ... And Enki did quest for the Underworld, Then did I pluck the Huluppu-tree from the Euphrates, Then did I plant it in my Holy Garden, and tend it, Waiting for my shining throne and luscious bed. Barely had she uttered these words, you have brought with you counseling, you have brought with you comforting. What is your wish?”. “In the name of my power, in the name of my abzu, I will give them to holy Inanna, my daughter; may …… not …….”. which are the basis of the culture pattern of Sumerian civilization. she named that place with the name “Potsherds and scrap metal (?)”. (rocket on launch pad on top of Inanna‘s ziggurat / temple / residence). It is in his connections with Inanna, that Enki shows other aspects of his non-Patriarchal nature. King Enki turned his attention to Eridug. The poem of Enki and the World Order (ETCSL 1.1.3) begins by describing the god Enki and his establishment of the cosmic organization of the universe. To the bright Inanna, my daughter, I shall present . ……, the guardians of Unug, are to take the Boat of Heaven away from her!”, ” Inanna may travel to Unug, but you are to get the Boat of Heaven back to Eridug for me”.”. And each time Ninshubur comes to Isimud does exactly …… king …… in the house of Enki should not forget a word.  (Enki, lord over waters, older 1/2 brother to Earth Colony Commander Enlil). Holy Inanna received heroism, power, wickedness, righteousness, the plundering of cities, making lamentations, rejoicing. who from his own dwelling already knows the intentions of the gods, Enki, the king of the abzu, who, even before holy Inanna had approached within six miles of the abzu, (1 ms. has instead: the temple) in Eridug, knew all about her enterprise —, (Enki, god of waters, & Apkulla, alien eagle-headed & winged pilot of the gods). As the holy me that Inanna received from Enki were unloaded, They were announced and presented to the people of Sumer. kingship.". He has given me the craft of the builder. So it came about that Enki and Inanna were drinking beer together in the abzu, and enjoying the taste of sweet wine. “You have brought with you heroism, you have brought with you power. first eight lines of the passage in which Enki presents the arts of heaven, and Enki, the lord of wisdom. for her . Plate XVI illustrates three fragments belonging to the same and then for the fifth time the prince spoke to his minister Isimud, Enki addressed the Sweet Name of Heaven: ” Isimud, my minister, my Sweet Name of Heaven!”, “Go now! Inanna is greeted by Enki's sukkal, Isimud, who offers her food and drink. scribe, smith, leather worker, mason, and basket weaver, wisdom and Save the 'boat of heaven,' and Inanna's presented decrees.". The Boat of Heaven had already left the quay. Holy Inanna says to the welfare and prosperity of her city, to make it the center of Sumerian His great words are not to go unheeded. make for her . Lordship, . you have brought with you the noble dress, you have brought with you shepherd ship, you have brought with you kingship. I, Inanna, personally intend to go to the abzu (1 ms. has instead: intend to go to Eridug). gods," dwells in his watery abyss, the Abzu. She declares that she has been treated unfairly. addressed by Enki to Inanna, but the text is seriously damaged and it is Thy father, exalted is his speech, link to the story. ", "O name of my power, told. Even more crucial to the plot was the fact that Inanna was also a favourite of the supreme Anu. from 'Sumerian Mythology' by Samuel Noah Kramer. Kramer, however, did give credence to it, as mentioned by the blogger to whom you linked (see Kramer's History Begins at Sumer, pp. you have brought with you the craft of the leather-worker, you have brought with you the craft of the fuller. “You have brought with you the craft of the carpenter, you have brought with you the craft of the coppersmith. of its delighted inhabitants, she unloads the divine decrees one at a All this is to say, that the Bible’s God, being a recast of Enki/Ea, means God was, in pre-biblical myths a rapist, a pedophile, having … civilization, and thus to exalt her own name and fame. toolmaking, leatherworking... Inanna, queen of …… when she went out to the shepherd, to the sheepfold, …… her genitals were remarkable. It shall pass along the street magnificently. greatly rues his munificence and decides to prevent the "boat of heaven" later, Arno Poebel published another Philadelphia tablet The maid, all alone, has directed her step to the Abzu, Now as these words were still in her mouth. from reaching Erech at all costs. civilization, since it contains a list of over one hundred divine “He has given me the (MEs, library of knowledge on discs) craft of the carpenter. you have brought with you the …… hair-style, you have brought with you the …… hair-style. Now as these words were still in her mouth, he got the ……, the guardians of Unug, to seize hold of the Boat of Heaven. Now there will be rejoicing in our city, now there will be rejoicing in our city. when I have made …… luxuriant, when I have made …… exuberant, when I have made …… shining (?). (Enki regained his MEs), She looked at ……, she looked at ……, she looked at ……, They poured cool refreshing water for her, and they gave her, “In the name of my power, in the name of my abzu, I will give them to holy, “Since she said that she would not yet depart from here for, that she would not yet depart from here to the place where, as the effects of the beer cleared from father. The people shall stand in the street full of awe. Why should his important words not be countermanded?”. The prince addressed his minister Isimud, Enki spoke to the Sweet Name of Heaven: “It has just now reached the White Quay.”. points between Eridu and Erech. . . Whose hand never falters, whose foot never falters, An attitude not in accordance with his recent loss. Inanna is among the oldest deities whose names are recorded in ancient Sumer. stole 100 divine formulas from a drunken grand-uncle Enki . He turns to Isimud and the . heart, judgment and decision, exuberance, musical instruments. This magnificent myth with “What has my father said to you, what has he spoken? "At the quay Idal it has arrived." and makes off for Erech with her precious cargo. Along with Enki, Ninhursag, Nanna, Anu, Enlil and Utu, she forms part of the seven divine powers who formed the basis for many gods that followed. May …… pass their time …… at the gate of your Jipar! . “. when Inanna has entered the abzu and Eridug, offer her butter cake to eat. For Enki has under his They poured cool refreshing water for her, and they gave her beer to drink, in front of the Lions Gate. However, no translation was attempted in all these years Plate XV is the obverse of a large .-ship, godship, the tiara exalted and enduring, (giant alien god & earthlings shipping cargo down river). 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