Ninsar Quotes From Texts

Ninsar = Ninhursag & Enki’s daughter, Ninkurra’s mother

Mistress of Vegetation”

 

(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)

 

         Enki distributed his semen destined for Damgalnuna (Ninhursag).

         He poured semen into Ninhursaja’s (Ninhursag) womb

         and she conceived the semen in the womb, the semen of Enki.

         But her one month was one day, but her two months were two days,

         but her three months were three days, but her four months were four days,

         but her five months were five days, but her six months were six days,

         but her seven months were seven days, but her eight months were eight days,

         but her nine months were nine days.

         In the month of womanhood, like juniper oil, like juniper oil,

         like oil of abundance, Nintud, mother of the country, like juniper oil, gave birth to Ninsar. …”

 

         Nine days later, without the slightest labor or pain,

         the Great Mother Goddess gave birth to a lovely girl without the slightest travail or pain.

         The girl was called Ninsar, Lady Verdure, the Mistress of Vegetation,

       the green carpet of grass, leaves and flower beds that cover the surface of the earth…”

 

         Enki was overjoyed with the birth of his and Ninhursag’s child:…”

 

         “’How perfect, how lovely is our Ninsar! I love already the woman in the girl-child,

         the young Anunnaki goddess and Mistress of Velvet Meadows and Green Fields.

         The ties that bind me to Ninsar are strong and tempered by an even greater love,

         for in her face I see also Ninhursag’s, the one and only to my wandering heart.’

         The Great Lady, holding Ninsar in her arms, kissed Enki in the mouth, and said:

         ‘Soon my time to leave Dilmun will come, I endow Ninsar with the power to grow in record time,

         and in holy Dilmun I’ll leave my youngster daughter safe and sound from any illness, hatred or harm.’ …

         nine days later Ninsar was fully grown, charming and graceful, a sight to behold.

         Enki saw Ninsar walking on her own along the marshlands.

         Indeed, a lovely goddess she had become, and Enki’s eyes fell on the Maiden’s,…”

 

         Enki did not lose time and immediately started wooing the young lady,

         encouraging her to love him wildly by the riverside.

         Curious and eager as Ninsar was to experience the power of love in her body, mind, soul, and heart,

         she, the young goddess of Green Fields and Luscious Meadows,

          yielded to the Sweet Waters Lord, and together they made wild love.

         But when morning came, Enki looked into Ninsar’s eyes and found her a loving,

         but pale portrait of Ninhursag…”

 

         Enki stayed with Ninsar for a while, because he knew his seed could be her womb.

         So he stayed with her until the ninth day, when Ninsar gave birth to Ninkurra,

         another girl-child, the future goddess of Mountain Pastures…”

 

         “Sadly, Ninsar realized that although she had been passionately loved by Enki for a time,

         there was a longing in his eyes, his body, soul and mind she could not satisfy.

         ‘Bonded to him I for a time was,’ thought Ninsar, ‘but he does not want me for myself, this I can tell.

         Mine is not the mind, body, soul and heart that holds his for a minute that means eternity,

         so I’ll let him go, now and forever’…”

 

         “In turn Ninsar went out to the riverbank.

         Enki was able to see up there from in the marsh, he was able to see up there, he was.

         He said to his minister Isimud:

         ‘Is this nice youngster not to be kissed? Is this nice Ninsar not to be kissed?’

         His minister Isimud answered him:

         ‘Is this nice youngster not to be kissed? Is this nice Ninsar not to be kissed?’…”

 

         “First he put his feet in the boat, next he put them on dry land.

         He clasped her to the bosom, kissed her,

         Enki poured semen into the womb and she conceived the semen in the womb, the semen of Enki.

         But her one month was one day, but her two months were two days,  but her nine months were nine days.

        In the month of womanhood, like juniper oil, like juniper oil, like oil of abundance,

         Ninsar, like juniper oil, like juniper oil, like oil of abundance,gave birth to Ninkura...”