The Sumerian Great Flood, The Flood Story: translation

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature


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(gods in bluemixed-breed demigods in teal)


7b - Sumerian Flood Story (cuneiform tablet of Great Flood story, Enki saves mankind)



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…… sets up ……. ‘I will …… the perishing of my mankind; for Nintud (Ninhursag),

I will stop the annihilation of my creatures, and I will return the people from their dwelling grounds.

Let them build many cities so that I can refresh myself in their shade.

Let them lay the bricks of many cities in pure places,

let them establish places of divination in pure places, and when the fire-quenching …… is arranged,

the divine rites and exalted powers are perfected and the earth is irrigated, I will establish well-being there.”

5 - Anu above, Enlil, & Enki1a - Nintu with lab monkeys (Apkulla / pilot, Enki, King Anu in his sky-disc, Enlil, & winged eagle-headed Apkulla / pilot; Ninhursag with failed alien mixed DNA experiments)

After An, Enlil, Enki and Ninhursaja (Ninhursag) had fashioned the black-headed people,

they also made animals multiply everywhere, and made herds of four-legged animals exist on the plains, as is befitting.

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“I will oversee their labor.

Let &X;&X; the builder of the Land, dig a solid foundation.”

After the …… of kingship had descended from heaven,

after the exalted crown and throne of kingship had descended from heaven,

the divine rites and the exalted powers were perfected, the bricks of the cities were laid in holy places,

their names were announced and the …… were distributed.

2ba - Enki's Temple-Ziggourat in Eridu2a - Enki keeper of the MUs-knowledge disks (Eridu ruins; patron god Enki)

The first of the cities, Eridug (Eridu), was given to Nudimmud (Enki) the leader.

The second, Bad-tibira, was given to the Mistress (Ningal)

2ab - Lagash ruins2bc - Ninurta & symbols of the gods (Larak ruins; patron god Ninurta)

The third, Larag (Larak), was given to Pabilsaj (Ninurta).

2 - Utu's Temple destroyed by Noah's Flood2a - Utu, Shamash, twin to Inanna (Sippar ruins; patron god Utu)

The fourth, Zimbir (Sippar), was given to hero Utu (Shamash).

4 - Map with Shuruppak, Home of Ninhursag & Noah 4 - Ninlil, Enlil's spouse (Shuruppak; Enlil’s spouse Ninlil)

The fifth, Curupppag (Shuruppak), was given to Sud (Ninlil).

And after the name of these cities had been announced and the ……had been distributed, the river ……,

…… was watered, and with the cleansing of the small canals …… were established.

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7ba - Noahs Ark, Sumerian Zi-ud-sura (ancient Mesopotamian artefacts are being shamefully destroyed by Radical Islam, viciously attempting to hide our very 1st recorded & forgotten history, involving giant aliens taken by earthlings for gods)


……seat in heaven.

…… flood.

…… mankind.

So he made …….

2e - Ninhursag & DNA experiments (Nintud / Ninhursag, goddess instrumental with the designing & fashioning of “modern man’s” DNA)

Then Nintud …….

1b - Inanna & torch or a weapon  (Inanna, Nannar’s & Ningal’s daughter, powerful goddess of love & war, ancient Statue of Liberty?)

Holy Inanna made a lament for its people.

            "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, Nibiru King Anu’s eldest & wisest son, but not his heir, due to not being born of the “double seed”)

Enki took counsel with himself.

An, Enlil, Enki and Ninhursaja (Ninhursag) made all the gods of heaven and earth take an oath by invoking An and Enlil.

In those days Zi-ud-sura (Noah) the king, the gudu priest, …….

He fashioned …….

The humble, committed, reverent …….

Day by day, standing constantly at …….

Something that was not a dream appeared, conversation ……,

…… taking an oath by invoking heaven and earth (to keep quiet & let all earthlings drown).

In the Ki-ur, the gods …… a wall.

7f - Enki alarms Noah from behind a reed wall

(Enki warns his mixed-breed son-king Noah of coming flood, Noah overhearing him speak through a reed wall)

Zi-ud-sura (Noah), standing at its side, heard: “Side-wall standing at my left side, …….

Side-wall, I will speak words to you; take heed of my words, pay attention to my instructions.

            7e - Noah & Enki behind reed wall (helper messenger god, Enki, reed wall, & Noah)

A flood will sweep over the …… in all the …….

7d - Noah & the water clock (Noah & all natural life on Earth saved by Enki, etc.)

A decision that the seed of mankind is to be destroyed has been made.

The verdict, the word of the divine assembly, cannot be revoked.

The order announced by An and Enlil cannot be overturned.

Their kingship, their term has been cut off; their heart should be rested about this.

Now …….

What …….

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All the windstorms and gales arose together, and the flood swept over the …….

After the flood had swept over the land, and waves and windstorms had rocked the huge boat

for seven days and seven nights, Utu the sun-god came out, illuminating heaven and earth.

2e - Babylonian Shamash 2000B.C. (Utu seated, Nannar’s son, Enlil’s grandson, symbolized by the Sun)

Zi-ud-sura could drill an opening in the huge boat and hero Utu entered the huge boat with his rays.

Zi-ud-sura the king prostrated himself before Utu.

4u - Lama, Nannar with sacrifice, & Utu (Ninsun, & her giant mixed-breed son-king bring dinner to Utu)

The king sacrificed oxen and offered innumerable sheep.

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“They have made you swear by heaven and earth, …….

An and Enlil have made you swear by heaven and earth, …….”

More and more animals disembarked onto the earth.

Zi-ud-sura the king prostrated himself before An and Enlil.

3b - Anu of planet Nibiru2 - Enlil, chief god of All On Earth  (King Anu; Enlil, Anu’s son & heir to planet Nibiru & Earth Colony)

An and Enlil treated Zi-ud-sura kindly ……,

they granted him life like a god, they brought down to him eternal life.

At that time, because of preserving the animals and the seed of mankind,

6aa - Shuruppak king Ziusudra - Noah & spouse  (Noah & his spouse were granted immortality by Enlil)

they settled Zi-ud-sura the king in an overseas country, in the land Dilmun, where the sun rises.

2a - Dilmun & Magan (Sinai Peninsula, pristine lands under Enki)

(the pristine lands of Dilmun were given to Ninsikila by her father Enki, who brought to the virgin lands sweet water to drink)

          “You …….”

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MS in Neo Sumerian on clay, Babylonia, 19th-18th c. BC, 1/4 tablet, 6,4×5,5×2,3 cm, ca. 35 lines in cuneiform script.


Mankind’s oldest reference to the Deluge, together with 1/3 tablet in Philadelphia, the only other tablet bearing this story in Sumerian. The tablets share several lines from the beginning of the Flood story, but the present tablet also offers new lines and textual variants. Ziusudra, the Sumerian Noah, is here described as ‘the priest of Enki‘, which is new information.

The Sumerian Flood story is one of the 6 forerunners to the Old Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic, the source for the Old Babylonian myth Atra-Hasis, and for the Biblical account of the Flood (Genesis 6:5-9:29), written down several hundred years later.

According to British Museum, their Neo Babylonian tablet with the Flood story as a part of Gilgamesh, is perhaps the most famous tablet in the world. The present tablet is over 1000 years older.