ENKI AND NINMAH

Source: Black, J.A., Cunningham, G., Robson, E., and Zólyomi, G.,

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature, Oxford 1998-.

 

(Texts: All Artefacts, Color Coding, & Writings in Bold Type With Italics Inside Parenthesis, are Added by Editor R. Brown, not the Authors, Translators, or Publishers!)

(gods in blue)

(mixed-breed creation Umul)

 

1-11 In those days, in the days when heaven and earth were created;

in those nights, in the nights when heaven and earth were created;

in those years, in the years when the fates were determined;

when the Anuna (Anunnaki) gods were born; when the goddesses were taken in marriage;

when the goddesses were distributed in heaven and earth;

when the goddesses …… became pregnant and gave birth;

when the gods were obliged (?) (to work for) …… their food …… for their meals;

7a - when the gods did the work before man

       (a period prior mankind, when the alien gods did the work of survival, & total colonization of the Earth)

          the senior (royal descendant) gods oversaw the work, while the minor gods were bearing the toil.

The gods were digging the canals and piling up the silt in Harali.

The gods, dredging the clay, began complaining about this life.

12-23 At that time, the one of great wisdom, the creator of all the senior gods,

Enki lay on his bed, not waking up from his sleep, in the deep engur,

2e - Eridu temple reconstruction3c - Enki in the Abzu (Enki’s residence in Eridu; Enki in the Abzu marshes)

          in the flowing water, the place the inside of which no other god knows.

The gods said, weeping: “He is the cause of the lamenting!”

Namma (Nammu, Ninhursag’s & Enki’s mother), the primeval mother who gave birth to the senior gods,

took the tears of the gods to the one who lay sleeping, to the one who did not wake up from his bed, to her son:

“Are you really lying there asleep, and …… not awake?

The gods, your creatures, are smashing their …….

My son, wake up from your bed!

Please apply the skill deriving from your wisdom and

2b - Enki & his hybred experiments  (Enki & family decide to fashion workers for the gods)

create a substitute (?) for the gods so that they can be freed from their toil!

24-37 At the word of his mother Namma, Enki rose up from his bed.

In Hal-an-kug, his room for pondering, he slapped his thigh in annoyance.

The wise and intelligent one, the prudent, …… of skills,

the fashioner of the design of everything brought to life birth-goddesses (?).

Enki reached out his arm over them and turned his attention to them.

2 - Enki, the wisest god (Enki, alien King Anu’s eldest & wisest son, 1st to arrive on Earth Colony with his crew of 50)

And after Enki, the fashioner of designs by himself, had pondered the matter, he said to his mother Namma:

2 - Primitive Man - Enki Found In Abzu (Enki discovers Homo erectus for the fashioning of replacement workers)

“My mother, the creature you planned will really come into existence.

2a - Nisaba, master scribe, grain goddess3bb - Haia, unknown god, Enlil, & Nisaba

   (Enlil’s mother-in-law Nisaba working the grains of the fields; giants farming on Earth)

Impose on him the work of carrying baskets.

You should knead clay from the top of the abzu;

2b - Ninhursag & Enki in lab (Ninhusrag & brother Enki in their DNA lab, Ninhursag’s unbilical chord cutter symbol in their hands, winged sky-disc symbol of planet Nibiru above, King Anu, their father, keeping in contact with events on Earth Colony)

the birth-goddesses (?) will nip off the clay and you shall bring the form into existence.

Let Ninmah (Ninhursag) act as your assistant;

4e - Ninhursag & Staff (Ninhursag & her nurse helpers)

and let Ninimma, Cu-zi-ana, Ninmada, Ninbarag, Ninmug, …… and Ninguna stand by as you give birth.

My mother, after you have decreed his fate, let Ninmah impose on him the work of carrying baskets.”

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44-51 Enki …... brought joy to their heart.

He set a feast for his mother Namma and for Ninmah (Ninhursag).

All the princely birth-goddesses (?) …… ate delicate reed (?) and bread.

6 - Anu above, Enlil, & Enki

     (Apkulla / pilot,   Enki, King Anu in his winged sky-disc, Enlil, & Apkulla / winged eagle-headed pilot)

An, Enlil, and the lord Nudimmud (Enki) roasted holy kids.

All the senior gods praised him: “O lord of wide understanding, who is as wise as you?

"God with a golden hand", initially completely gilded. The god wears a long "kaunakes" which leaves one shoulder free,typical of all divinities since Akkadian periods. From Susa, early 2nd mill.BCE. Copper and gold, H: 17,5 cm AO 2823 (Enki, eldest son to King Anu, sent to Earth to mine for gold, etc.)

Enki, the great lord, who can equal your actions?

Like a corporeal father, you are the one who has the me of deciding destinies,

in fact you are the me (alien technologies on discs, a How To Do…).”

52-55 Enki and Ninmah (Enki’s ½ sister, Ninhursag) drank beer,

their hearts became elated, and then Ninmah said to Enki:

“Man’s body can be either good or bad and whether I make a fate good or bad depends on my will.”

4c - Ninhursag & Enki in the lab3e - Enki & Nimmah test tubing Adamu (lab work of Ninhursag & Enki)

56-61 Enki answered Ninmah:

“I will counterbalance whatever fate — good or bad — you happen to decide.”

Ninmah took clay from the top of the abzu in her hand

2b-ninhursag-chief-medical-officer  (Ninhursag with her early failed attempts to fashion replacement workers for the aliens)

and she fashioned from it first a man who could not bend his outstretched weak hands.

Enki looked at the man who could not bend his outstretched weak hands,

and decreed his fate: he appointed him as a servant of the king.

1dd - Enki experimenting with DNA on Earth (50,000 years of failed experiments fashioning workers)

62-65 Second, she fashioned one who turned back (?) the light, a man with constantly opened eyes (?).

Enki looked at the one who turned back (?) the light, the man with constantly opened eyes (?),

and decreed his fate allotting to it the musical arts, making him as the chief …… in the king’s presence.

lead_deskew=0 checksum=6f1985d26d19f5ef39fccc482c048c35 (early DNA mixing failed to produce adequate workers)

66-68 Third, she fashioned one with both feet broken, one with paralyzed feet.

Enki looked at the one with both feet broken, the one with paralyzed feet and ……

him for the work of …… and the silversmith and …….

( 1 ms. has instead: She fashioned one, a third one, born as an idiot.

Enki looked at this one, the one born as an idiot,

and decreed his fate: he appointed him as a servant of the king.)

2a - Anunnaki experiment to make workers

   (Homo erectus decided the best creature to mix DNA & fashion into their image & likeness)

69-71 Fourth, she fashioned one who could not hold back his urine.

Enki looked at the one who could not hold back his urine

and bathed him in enchanted water and drove out the namtar demon from his body.

72-74 Fifth, she fashioned a woman who could not give birth.

Enki looked at the woman who could not give birth, and decreed her fate:

he made (?) her belong to the queen’s household.

( 1 ms. has instead: …… as a weaver, fashioned her to belong to the queen’s household.)

1a - Nintu with lab monkeys  (taking 50,000 years to figure out the right DNA ad-mix)

75-78 Sixth, she fashioned one with neither penis nor vagina on its body.

Enki looked at the one with neither penis nor vagina on its body

and give it the name “Nibru eunuch (?)”, and decreed as its fate to stand before the king.

79-82 Ninmah threw the pinched-off clay from her hand on the ground and a great silence fell.

4c - Ninhursag & Enki  (Ninhursag, father King Anu in his winged sky-disc above Tree of Life, & Enki)

The great lord Enki said to Ninmah:

“I have decreed the fates of your creatures and given them their daily bread.

Come, now I will fashion somebody for you, and you must decree the fate of the newborn one!”

83-91 Enki devised a shape with head, …… and mouth in its middle, and said to Ninmah:

“Pour ejaculated semen into a woman’s womb, and the woman will give birth to the semen of her womb.”

3b - Ninhursag & Enki in the lab (Ninhursag & brother Enki working in their DNA lab)

Ninmah stood by for the newborn ……. and the woman brought forth …… in the midst …….

In return (?), this was Umul:

its head was afflicted, its place of …… was afflicted, its eyes were afflicted, its neck was afflicted.

2bb - Ninhursag & lab DNA experiments  (Ninhursag with her umbilical chord cutter symbols, omega, mathematics, & ohm symbols today)

It could hardly breathe, its ribs were shaky,

its lungs were afflicted, its heart was afflicted, its bowels were afflicted.

With its hand and its lolling head it could not put bread into its mouth; its spine and head were dislocated.

The weak hips and the shaky feet could not carry (?) it on the field — Enki fashioned it in this way.

92-101 Enki said to Ninmah:

“For your creatures I have decreed a fate, I have given them their daily bread.

Now, you should decree a fate for my creature, give him his daily bread too.”

4e - Ninhursag & infant high-bred  (Ninhursag with newborn experiment)

Ninmah looked at Umul and turned to him.

She went nearer to Umul asked him questions but he could not speak.

She offered him bread to eat but he could not reach out for it.

He could not lie on ……., he could not …….

Standing up he could not sit down, could not lie down, he could not …… a house, he could not eat bread.

Ninmah answered Enki:

“The man you have fashioned is neither alive nor dead. He cannot support himself (?).”

102-111 Enki answered Ninmah:

“I decreed a fate for the first man with the weak hands, I gave him bread.

I decreed a fate for the man who turned back (?) the light, I gave him bread.

I decreed a fate for the man with broken, paralyzed feet, I gave him bread.

I decreed a fate for the man who could not hold back his urine, I gave him bread.

I decreed a fate for the woman who could not give birth, I gave her bread.

I decreed the fate for the one with neither penis nor vagina on its body,

I gave it bread.

My sister, …….”

2 lines fragmentary

3aa - Ninhursag & Enki experiment (Ninhursag & Enki discuss what to do next)

112-121 Ninmah answered Enki:

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122-128 (Ninmah’s answer continues)

“You (?) entered …….

Look, you do not dwell in heaven, you do not dwell on earth, you do not come out to look at the Land.

Where you do not dwell but where my house is built, your words cannot be heard.

Where you do not live but where my city is built, I myself am silenced (?).

My city is ruined, my house is destroyed, my child has been taken captive.

2e-enlils-home-in-nippur3a-nippur-ziggurat-enlils-home-on-earth (E-kur, Enlil’s house / Command Central in Nippur)

I am a fugitive who has had to leave the E-kur (Enlil’s temple / residence in Nippur),

even I myself could not escape from your hand.”

129-139 Enki replied to Ninmah:

“Who could change the words that left your mouth?

4b - Ningishzidda, Ninhursag, Primitive Man, & Enki (alien giant gods attempt fashioning “modern man”)

Remove Umul from your lap ……. Ninmah, may your work be ……,

you …… for me what is imperfect; who can oppose (?) this?

The man whom I shaped …… after you ……, let him pray!

Today let my penis be praised, may your wisdom be confirmed (?)!

May the enkum and ninkum …… proclaim your glory …….

My sister, the heroic strength …….

The song …… the writing (?) …….

The gods who heard …… let Umul build (?) my house …….”

140-141 Ninmah could not rival the great lord Enki.

Father Enki, your praise is sweet

4 - Ninhursag in her Lab, holding the molded Adapa (Ninhursag successfully produces baby Adapa / Adam)