Twin adjoining peaks Enlil selected, on them the southern delimit he anchored.
Where the second set of twin peaks was required, mountains there were none,
Only a flatland above the water-clogged valley from the ground protruded.
Artificial peaks thereon we can raise! So did Ningishzidda to the leaders say.
On a tablet the image of smooth-sided, skyward rising peaks for them he drew.
If it can be done, let it so be! Enlil with approval said. Let them also as beacons serve!
On the flatland, above the river's valley, Ningishzidda a scale model built,
The rising angles and four smooth sides with it he perfected.
Next to it a larger peak he placed, its sides to Earth's four corners he set;
By the Anunnaki, with their tools of power, were its stones cut and erected.
Beside it, in a precise location, the peak that was its twin he placed;
With galleries and chambers for pulsating crystals he designed it.
When this artful peak to the heavens rose, to place upon it the capstone the leaders were
Of electrum, an admixture by Gibil fashioned, was the Apex Stone made.
The sunlight to the horizon it reflected, by night like a pillar of fire it was,
The power of all the crystals to the heavens in a beam it focused.
When the artful works, by Ningishzidda designed, were completed and ready,
The Anunnaki leaders the Great Twin Peak entered, at what they saw they marveled;
Ekur, House Which Like a Mountain is, they named it, a beacon to the heavens it was.
That the Anunnaki the Deluge survived and prevailed forever it proclaimed.
Now the new Place of the Celestial Chariots gold from across the seas can receive,
From it the chariots to Nibiru the gold for survival shall carry;
From it to the east, where the Sun on the designated day rises, they will ascend,
To it to the southwest, where the Sun on the designated day sets, they will descend!
Then Enlil by his own hand the Nibiru crystals activated.
Inside eerie lights began to flicker, an enchanting hum the stillness broke;
Outside the capstone all at once was shining, brighter than the Sun it was.
The multitude of assembled Anunnaki a great cry of joy uttered;
Ninmah, by the occasion moved, a poem recited and sang:
House that is like a mountain, house with a pointed peak,
For Heaven-Earth it is equipped, the handiwork of the Anunnaki it is.
House bright and dark, house of heaven and Earth,
For the celestial boats it was put together, by the Anunnaki built.
House whose interior with a reddish light of heaven glows,
A pulsating beam that far and high reaches it emits;
Lofty mountain of mountains, great and lofty fashioned,
Beyond the understanding of Earthlings it is.
House of equipment, lofty house of eternity,
Its foundation stones the waters touch, its great circumference in clay is set.
House whose parts are skilfully together woven,
The great ones who in the skies circle to a resting make descent;
House that for the rocketships is a landmark, with unfathomable insides,
By Anu himself is the Ekur blessed.
Thus did Ninmah at the celebration recite and sing.
While the Anunnaki their remarkable handiwork were celebrating,
Enki to Enlil words of suggestion said: When in future days it will be asked:
When and by whom has this marvel been fashioned?
Let us beside the twin peaks a monument create, the Age of the Lion let it announce,
The image of Ningishzidda, the peaks' designer, let its face be,
Let it precisely toward the Place of the Celestial Chariots gaze,
When, by whom, and the purpose let it to future generations reveal!
So did Enki to Enlil suggest. To the words Enlil consented and to Enki said:
Of the Place of the Celestial Chariots, Utu must again the commander be;
Let the gazing lion, precisely eastward facing, with Ningishzidda's image be!
When the work to cut and shape the lion from the bedrock was proceeding,
Marduk to his father Enki words of aggrievement said:
To dominate the whole Earth to me did you promise,
Now command and glory to others are granted, without task or dominion I am left.
In my erstwhile domain are the artificed mounts situated, on the lion the image mine must be!
By these words of Marduk Ningishzidda was angered, the other sons were also annoyed,
By the clamor for domains Ninurta and his brothers were also aroused,
Lands for themselves and devoted Earthlings everyone was demanding!
Let not the celebration a contest become! Ninmah amidst the raised voices shouted.
The Earth is still in havoc, we Anunnaki are few, of the Earthlings there are only survivors!
Let Marduk Ningishzidda of the honor not deprive, let us Marduk's words also heed!
So did Ninmah, the peacemaker, to the contending leaders say.
For peace to prevail, the habitable lands between us should be apart set! Enlil to Enki said.
To make the peninsula an uncontested divider they agreed, to the peacemaker Ninmah they it
Tilmun, Land of the Missiles, they named it; to Earthlings it was beyond bounds.
The habitable lands to the east thereof to Enlil and his offspring were set apart,
For the descendants of two sons of Ziusudra, Shem and Yafet, therein to dwell.
The dark-hued landmass that the Abzu included to Enki and his clan was for domains granted,
The people of Ziusudra's middle son, Ham, to inhabit it were chosen.
To make Marduk their lord, of their lands the master, Enki to appease his son suggested.
By your wish let it so be! Enlil to Enki about it said.
In Tilmun, in its mountainous south, an abode for Ninmah his mother Ninurta built;
Near a spring with date trees, a verdant valley, it was located,
The mountain peak Ninurta terraced, a fragrant garden for Ninmah he planted.
When all was thus completed, a signal to all outposts on Earth was given:
From the mountainlands across the ocean Whirlwinds the gold nuggets brought,
From the Place of the Celestial Chariots to Nibiru the gold was lofted.
On that memorable day Enlil and Enki to each other said and agreed:
Let us Ninmah, the peacemaker, with a new epithet-name honor:
Ninharsag, Mistress of the Mountainhead, let us name her!
By acclamation was Ninmah the honor given, henceforth Ninharsag she was called.
Praise to Ninharsag, on Earth the peacemaker! in unison the Anunnaki proclaimed.
Synopsis of the Eleventh Tablet
The spaceport's land, Tilmun, is declared a neutral zone
It is granted to Ninmah, who is renamed Ninharsag
Marduk gets the Dark Lands, the Enlilites the Olden Lands
Marduk's grandsons quarrel, Satu murders Asar
Impregnating herself, Asar's wife Asta bears Horon
In aerial battles over Tilmun, Horon vanquishes Satu
The Enlilites deem it prudent to prepare another spaceport
Enki's son Dumuzi and Inanna, Enlil's granddaughter, fall in love
Fearing the consequences, Marduk causes Dumuzi's death
Seeking his body, Inanna is put to death, then resurrected
Inanna launches a war to seize and punish Marduk
The Enlilites break into his hideaway in the Great Mount
They seal the uppermost chamber to entomb Marduk alive
Marduk's wife Sarpanit and his son Nabu plead for his life
Ningishzidda, knowing the Mount's secrets, reaches Marduk
Marduk, his life spared, goes into exile
Enki and Enlil divide the Earth among their other sons
THE ELEVENTH TABLET
Praise to Ninharsag, on Earth the Peacemaker! In Unison the Anunnaki proclaimed.
During the first Shar after the Deluge, Ninharsag to cool down tempers managed;
Nibiru with gold to resupply was over ambitions and rivalries paramount.
Slowly the Earth to teem with life returned; with the seeds of life by Enki preserved
What by itself survived was augmented on land and in the air and waters.
Most precious of all, the Anunnaki discovered, were Mankind's own remnants!
As in bygone clays, when the primitive Workers were created,
The Anunnaki, few and strained, for Civilized Workers now clamored.
By the time the first Shar after the Deluge was completed,
The peaceful truce by an unexpected occurrence was shattered.
Not between Marduk and Ninurta, not between the Enki and Enlil clans, was the eruption:
When Marduk's own sons, by the Igigi abetted, was tranquillity broken.
When Marduk and Sarpanit and their sons and daughters on Lahmu the Deluge outwaited,
The two sons, Asar and Satu, to the daughters of Shamgaz, the Igigi leader, a liking took;
When to Earth they all returned, the two brothers the two sisters espoused,
Asar the one called Asta chose, Satu the one called Nebat betrothed.
Asar with his father Marduk in the dark-hued lands to abide chose,
Satu near the Landing Place, where the Igigi dwelt, with Shamgaz his dwelling made.
About the domains on Earth was Shamgaz concerned: Where shall the Igigi the masters be?
So did Shamgaz the other Igigi incite, of that Nebat to Satu daily spoke;
By staying with his father, Asar the successor alone shall be, the fertile lands he will inherit!
So did Shamgaz and his daughter Nebat to Satu day after day say.
How the succession in the hands of Satu alone to retain, father and daughter schemed.
On an auspicious day they made a banquet; Igigi and Anunnaki to it they invited.
Asar, unsuspecting, to celebrate with his brother also came.
Nebat, his spouse's sister, prepared the tables, footstools she also set,
She beautified herself, with lyre in hand a song to mighty Asar she sang.
Satu before him choice roast meat cut, with salted knife for him fatlings he served.
Shamgaz in a large goblet new wine to Asar offered, an admixture for him he made,
A large vessel, mighty to look upon, with elixired wine he gave him.
In good humor was Asar; merrily he arose and sang, with cymbals in his hand he chanted.
Then by the admixtured wine he was overcome, to the ground he fell down.
Let us for a sound sleep take him! the hosts to the others at the banquet said.
They Asar to another chamber carried, in a coffin they him laid,
The coffin with tight seals they closed, into the sea they threw it.
When word of what had happened Asta reached, to Marduk her husband's father she raised a
Asar to his death in the sea depths was brutally thrown, quickly must the coffin be found!
They searched the sea for Asar's coffin, by the shores of the dark-hued land it was found.
Inside the stiff body of Asar lay, from its nostrils the breath of life departed.
Marduk his clothes rent, on his forehead he put ashes.
My son! My son! Sarpanit cried and wept, great were her grief and mourning.
Enki was distraught and wept: The curse of Ka-in is repeated! to his son in agony he said.
Asta to high heavens a wailing raised, to Marduk for revenge and an heir an appeal she made:
Satu his death must meet. By your own seed a successor let me conceive,
Let by your name his name remembered be, the lineage surviving!
This, alas, cannot be done! Enki to Marduk and Asta said:
The brother who killed, the brother's brother must be the keeper,
For this Satu must be spared, by his seed an heir to Asar you must conceive!
By these twists of fate Asta was baffled; distraught, the rules to defy she was determined.
Before the body of Asar was wrapped and in the shroud in a shrine preserved,
From his phallus Asta the life seed of Asar extracted.
With it Asta herself made conceive, an heir and avenger to Asar to be born.
To Enki and his sons, to Marduk and his brothers, Satu word delivered:
The sole heir and Marduk's successor am I, of the Land of the Two Narrows I will be the master!
Before the Anunnaki's council Asta the claim refuted: With Asar's heir I am with child.
Among the river's bull rushes with the child she hid, the wrath of Satu she was avoiding;
Horon she called the boy, to be his father's avenger she raised him.
Satu by this was disconcerted; Shamgaz from ambitions did not retreat.
From Earth year to Earth year the lgigi and their offspring from the Landing Place spread,
Unto the borders of Tilmun, Ninharsag's sacred region, closer they moved.
To overrun the Place of the Celestial Chariots the Igigi and their Earthlings threatened.
In the dark-hued lands the child Horon by Earth's quick life cycles to a hero grew,
By his great-uncle Gibil was Horon adopted, by him was he trained and instructed.
For him Gibil winged sandals for soaring fashioned, to fly like a falcon he was able;
For him Gibil a divine harpoon made, its arrows bolts of missiles were.
In the highlands of the south did him Gibil the arts of metals and smithing teach.
The secret of a metal called iron Gibil to Horon revealed.
From it weapons Horon made, from loyal Earthlings an army he raised.
To challenge Satu and the Igigi northward, across land and river they marched.
When Horon and his Earthlings army the border of Tilmun, the Land of the Missiles, reached,
Satu to Horon words of challenge sent:
Between us two alone is the conflict, let us one on one in contest meet!
In the skies above Tilmun Satu in his Whirlwind for combat Horon awaited.
When Horon toward him like a falcon skyward soared,
A poisoned dart at him Satu shot, like a scorpion's sting it Horon felled.
When Asta this saw, a cry to heaven she sent forth, for Ningishzidda she cried out
From his celestial boat Ningishzidda came down, to save the hero for his mother he came.
With magic powers Ningishzidda the poison to benevolent blood converted,
By morning was Horon healed, from the dead was he returned.
Then with a Fiery Pillar, like a heavenly fish with fins and a fiery tail,
Ningishzidda to Horon provided, its eyes from blue to red to blue their colors changed.
Toward the triumphant Satu Horon in the Fiery Pillar soared.
Far and wide each other they chased; fierce and deadly was the battle.
At first Horon's Fiery Pillar was hit, then with his harpoon Horon Satu smote.
To the ground Satu crashing down came; by Horon in tethers he was bound.
When before the council Horon with his captive uncle came,
They saw that he was blinded, his testicles squashed, like a discarded jar he stood.
Let Satu, blind and heirless, live! So did Asta to the council say.
To end his days as a mortal, among the Igigi, the council his fate determined.
Triumphant was Horon declared, the throne of his father to inherit;
On a metal tablet was the council's decision inscribed, in the Hall of Records they placed it.
In his abode Marduk with the decision was pleased; by what had happened he was sorrowed:
Though Horon a son of Asar his son was, from Shamgaz the Igigi he was descended,
A domain, one as among the Anunnaki allocated, to him was not given.
Having lost both sons, in each other Marduk and Sarpanit solace sought.
In time to them another son was born; Nabu, Prophecy Bearer, they named him.
Now this is the account of why in the faraway a new chariot's place was built,
And the love of Dumuzi and Inanna that Marduk by Dumuzi's death disrupted.
It was after the contesting of Horon and Satu, and their aerial battle over Tilmun,
That Enlil his three sons to a council summoned.
With concern to them of what was happening, he said:
In the beginning the Earthlings in our image and after our likeness we made,
Now the Anunnaki offspring in the image and likeness of the Earthlings became!
Then it was Ka-in who his brother killed, now a son of Marduk is his brother's killer!
For the first time ever, an Anunnaki offspring from Earthlings an army raised,
Weapons from a metal, of the Anunnaki a secret, in their hands he placed!
From the days when by Alalu and Anzu our legitimacy was challenged,
Disruption and rule-breaking by the Igigi continued.
Now the beacon peaks in the domain of Marduk are located, the Landing Place by the Igigi is
Now toward the Place of the Chariots the Igigi are advancing,
In the name of Satu to all the Heaven-Earth facilities they claim will lay!
So did Enlil to his three sons say, to take countersteps to them he proposed:
An alternative Heaven-Earth facility in secret establish we must!
Let it in Ninurta's land beyond the oceans, in the midst of trusted Earthlings, come to be!
Thus was the secret mission in the hands of Ninurta entrusted;
In the mountainlands beyond the oceans, beside the great lake,
A new Bond Heaven-Earth he was setting up, within an enclosure he placed it;
At the foot of the mountains where the gold nuggets were scattered
A plain with firm ground he chose; on it for ascent and descent markings he made.
Primitive are the facilities, but the purpose they will serve!
So did Ninurta to his father Enlil in good time declare:
From there gold shipments to Nibiru can continue, from there in need we too can ascend!
At that time what as a blessed event began as a horrible occurrence ended.
At that time Dumuzi, Enki's youngest son, to Inanna, Nannar's daughter, a liking took;
Inanna, Enlil's granddaughter, by the lord of herding was captivated.
A love that knows no bounds engulfed them, a passion their hearts inflamed.
Many of the love songs that for a long time thereafter were sung,
Inanna and Dumuzi were the first to sing them, by song their love they recounted.
To Dumuzi, his youngest son, Enki a large domain above the Abzu allotted;
Meluhha, the Black Land, was its name, highland trees there grew, its waters abundant were.
Large bulls among its river reeds roamed, greatly numbered were its cattle,
Silver from its mountains came, its copper bright as gold was aglitter.
Greatly beloved was Dumuzi; by Enki after the death of Asar he was favored.
Of his youngest brother Marduk was jealous.
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