Though greater in Shars were the parents, younger than the children they looked!
The two sons looked old and bearded; Ninharsag, once a beauty, was bent and wrinkled.
All five of them with tears were filled; tears of joy with sorrowed tears were mingled.
In skyships were the guests and their hosts to the Edin taken,
In a prepared place beside Unug-ki the skyships landed.
All the Anunnaki that on Earth had stayed as an honor guard were standing.
Hail and welcome! Hail and welcome! in unison to Anu and Antu they were shouting.
Then in a procession, singing and music playing, the Anunnaki to the House of Anu the
In the House of Anu, Anu washed and rested, then he was perfumed and clothed;
Antu by female Anunnaki to the House of the Golden Bed was escorted;
There she too washed and rested, then she was perfumed and clothed.
In the open courtyard, as an evening breeze the tree leaves rustled,
Anu and Antu on thrones were seated. Flanking them were Enli1 and Enki and Ninharsag.
Attendants, Earthlings who were completely naked, wine and good oil served;
Others, in a corner of the courtyard, a bull and a ram, gifts of Enlil and Enki, on a fire were
A great banquet was for Anu and Antu prepared, for the sign in the heavens its start was
On Enlil's instructions Zumul, who in matters of stars and planets was learned,
The steps of the House of Anu ascended, the rising of the planets at evetime to announce.
On the first step Kishar in the eastern skies appeared, Lahamu or the second step was seen,
Mummu on the third step was announced, Anshar by the fourth step rose,
Lahmu on the fifth step was seen, the Moon from the sixth step was announced.
Then, on a signal from Zumul, the hymn The Planet of Anu in the Skies Rises began to be sung,
For from the topmost step, the seventh, the red-haloed Nibiru into view came.
To music the Anunnaki clapped and danced, to music they danced and sang;
To the one who grows bright, the heavenly planet of the lord Anu, they sang.
On the signal a bonfire was lit, seen from place to place were the bonfires started:
Before the night was over, the whole land of Edin was with bonfires lit!
After a meal of bull meat and ram meat, of fish and fowl, with wine and beer accompanied,
Anu and Antu to their overnight quarters were accompanied; by Anu and Antu were all the
For several Earth days and nights Anu and Antu slept; on the sixth day his two sons and
daughter Anu summoned.
Of what had on Earth transpired their accounts he heard, of the peace and the warfare he
Of how the Earthlings, by the oath of Enlil to be wiped off, had again proliferated Anu heard;
Of the gold discovery in the land beyond the oceans and the chariot's place there, Enlil to him
It was then that of the dream and the tablet from Galzu Enki to his father told.
By that was Anu greatly puzzled: A secret emissary by that name
To Earth by me was never sent! So did Anu to the three leaders say.
Puzzled were Enki and Enlil, baffled they at each other looked.
On account of Galzu Ziusudra and the seed of life were saved! Enki said.
On account of Galzu on Earth we remained! Enlil to his father said.
The day to Nibiru you return you shall die, so did Galzu to us say.
Incredulous of that was Anu; the change of cycles indeed havoc did cause, but with elixirs cured
Whose emissary, if not yours, was Galzu? Enki and Enlil in unison said.
Who the Earthlings to save wanted, who on Earth made us stay?
Ninharsag her head slowly nodded: For the Creator of All did Galzu appear!
Was the creation of the Earthlings also destined, of that I must wonder!
For a while the four of them were silent; each one past events in his heart recounted.
While fates we decreed, the hand of destiny every step directed! So did Anu say.
The will of the Creator of All is clear to see: On Earth and for Earthlings, only emissaries we are
The Earth to the Earthlings belongs, to preserve and advance them we were intended!
If that is our mission here, let us accordingly act! So did Enki say.
The great Anunnaki who the fates decree counsels exchanged regarding the lands:
To create civilized regions the Great Anunnaki decided, therein knowledge to Mankind provide;
Cities of Man to establish, therein in sacred precincts abodes for the Anunnaki create;
Kingship as on Nibiru on Earth establish, crown and scepter to a chosen man give;
By him the word of the Anunnaki to the people convey, work and dexterity to enforce;
In the sacred precincts a priesthood to establish, the Anunnaki as lofty lords to serve and
Secret knowledge to be taught, civilization to Mankind convey.
To create four regions, three for Mankind, one restricted, the Anunnaki resolved:
The first region in the olden Edin-land to establish, for Enlil and his sons to dominate;
The second region in the Land of the Two Narrows thereafter to follow, for Enki and his sons to
The third region, with the other two not mingling, in a distant land to Inanna grant;
The fourth region, for the Anunnaki alone consecrated, the peninsula of the Place of the
Chariots will be.
Now this is the account of Anu's journey to the lands beyond the oceans,
And how in the First Region for,the Anunnaki cities were reestablished.
Having the decision about the four regions and Mankind's civilizations made,
Anu about his grandson Marduk inquired. I must see him again! to the leaders Anu said.
Whether by Dumuzi and Ningishzidda to Nibiru inviting, Marduk's ire I myself have caused!
So did Anu wonder; to reconsider the punishment of Marduk he wished.
When to the lands beyond the oceans you journey, Marduk to meet you will be told!
The land where he roams, in those parts of the Earth it is! So did Enlil to Anu say.
Before for the distant lands the royal couple went, the Edin and its lands Anu and Antu
Eridu and Nibru-ki they visited, where the cities of the first region were planned they saw.
In Eridu Enlil about Enki complained: The ME formulas to himself Enki is keeping!
Anu, on the seat of honor seated, words of praise to Enki said:
My son for himself a magnificent house built, beautifully on a platform it is raised.
To the people that the House surround and serve, great knowledge will Enki give;
Now, the knowledge that in the ME's is secreted, with other Anunnaki must be shared!
Embarrassed was Enki; to share with all the divine formulas to Anu he promised.
In the ensuing days, in skyships traveling, Anu and Antu the other regions surveyed.
Then, on the seventeenth day, to Unug-ki the royal couple returned for one more night of rest
In the morrow, when the younger Anunnaki before Anu and Antu for a blessing came,
Anu to his great-granddaughter Inanna took a liking; he drew her closely, he hugged and kissed
Let all my words heed! to the congregated he announced:
This place, after we leave, to Inanna as a dowry is given,
Let the skyship in which we the Earth shall survey to Inanna my present be!
Joyed, Inanna to dance and sing began, her praises of Anu as hymns in times to come were
Thereafter, bidding farewells to the Anunnaki, for the lands beyond the oceans Anu and Antu
Enlil and Enki, Ninurta and Ishkur with them to the golden land went
To impress Anu the king with the great golden richess, Ninurta an abode for Anu and Antu built;
Its stone blocks, to perfection cut, with pure gold inside were covered.
A golden enclosure, with flowers of carnelian stones carved, the royal couple awaited!
By the shore of the great mountain lake was the abode erected.
How the gold nuggets are collected the visitors were shown;
There is gold here enough for many Shars to come! Anu, satisfied, said.
To a place nearby Ninurta to Anu and Antu an artificed mound showed,
How to a place for melting and refining metals it was made Ninurta explained.
How a new metal from stones was extracted he showed them: Anak, Anunnaki-made, he called
How by combining it with the abundant copper a strong metal he invented, he showed them.
On the great lake, from whose shores the metals came, Anu and Antu sailed;
The Lake of Anak Anu called it, henceforth this was its name.
Then from lands from the north, lands where great horned beasts are hunted,
Marduk before his father Enki and his grandfather Anu came; Nabu his son with him was.
When Enki about Sarpanit inquired, Marduk with sorrow of her death them told.
Now Nabu alone with me has remained! to his father and grandfather Marduk said.
Anu Marduk to his chest pressed: Enough you have been punished! to him he said;
With his right hand on Marduk's head, Anu Marduk to be forgiven blessed.
From the golden place, high in the mountains, all who had gathered to the plain below went.
There, stretching to the horizon, Ninurta a new place for the chariots has prepared.
Anu and Antu's celestial chariot stood there ready, with gold to the brim it was loaded.
As the time for departing came, Anu to his children words of good-bye and guidance said:
Whatever Destiny for the Earth and the Earthlings intended, let it so be!
If Man, not Anunnaki, to inherit the Earth is destined, let us destiny help.
Give Mankind knowledge, up to a measure secrets of heaven and Earth them teach,
Laws of justice and righteousness teach them, then depart and leave!
So did Anu to his children fatherly instructions give.
Once more they hugged, embraced and kissed, and from the new chariots' place Anu and Antu
for Nibiru left.
The first to break the sorrowed silence was Marduk; with anger were his words:
What is this new Place of Celestial Chariots? of the others an explanation he demanded.
What after my exile without my knowledge has transpired?
When Enki of the decisions about the four regions to Marduk told,
Marduk's fury knew no bounds: Why will Inanna, a cause of Dumuzi's death, her own region
The decisions have been made, they cannot be altered! So did Enlil to Marduk say.
In separate skyships to the Edin and its adjoining lands they returned;
Sensing trouble, Enlil Ishkur to stay behind instructed, over the gold watch to keep.
To commemorate Anu's visit, a new count of time passage was introduced:
By Earth years, not by Nibiru Shars, was what on Earth transpired to be counted.
In the Age of the Bull, to Enlil dedicated, was the count of Earth years begun.
When to the Edin the leaders returned, the place of the first civilized region,
How to make bricks from mud the Anunnaki the Earthlings taught, therewith cities to build.
But where once cities of the Anunnaki alone had stood, cities for both them and Earthlings now
Therein and in new cities for the great Anunnaki sacred precincts were consecrated,
Therein the Anunnaki with lofty abodes were provided, Temples by Mankind they were called;
Therein the Anunnaki as Lofty Lords were served and worshiped,
By number-ranks were they honored, the heirship to Mankind made known:
Anu, the heavenly, the rank of sixty held, to Enlil the fifty rank was given,
On Ninurta his foremost son did Enlil the same rank bestow.
Next. in succession was the lord Enki, the rank of forty he held;
To Nannar, the son of Enlil and Ninlil, the rank of thirty was assigned.
To his son and successor, Utu, the rank of twenty was allotted;
Ten as a number-rank to the other Anunnaki leaders' sons was granted.
Ranks by the fives between the female Anunnaki and spouses were shared.
When after Eridu and Nibru-ki and their temple-abodes were completed,
In Lagash the Girsu precinct for Ninurta was built, his Black Skybird there was kept.
Eninnu, House of Fifty, was the temple-abode for Ninurta and Bau his spouse called;
The Supreme Hunter and the Supreme Smiter, weapons a gift of Anu, the Eninnu protected.
Where Sippar before the Deluge had been, on top of the mud-soil Utu a new Sippar established.
In the Ebabbar, the Shining House, an abode for Utu and his spouse Aya was raised;
From there Utu for Mankind laws of justice promulgated.
Where because of silt-mud the olden plans could not be followed, new sites were chosen.
Adab, a site from Shurubak not distant, for Ninharsag as a new center was made.
The House of Succor and Healing Knowledge was her temple-abode therein named;
The ME's of how the Earthlings were fashioned Ninharsag in its holy shrine kept.
For Nannar a city with straight streets, canals, and wharves was provided; Urim was its name,
House of the Throne's Seed was its temple-abode called, the Moon's beams to the lands it
Ishkur to the mountainlands of the north returned, the House of Seven Storms his abode was
Inanna in Unug-ki resided, in the abode by Anu bequeathed to her she dwelt
Marduk and Nabu in Eridu dwelt, in the Edin their own abodes they did not have.
Now this is the account of the first City of Men and of kingship on Earth,
And how Marduk to build a tower schemed and wherefor Inanna the ME's stole.
In the First Region, in the lands of Edin and in the cities with precincts,
By their Anunnaki lords the Earthlings handiworks and crafts were taught
Before long were the fields irrigated, on canal and river boats soon sailed;
The sheepfolds and granaries were overflowing, prosperity the land filled.
Ki-Engi, Land of the Lofty Watchers, the First Region was called.
Then to let the black-headed people a city of their own possess it was decided;
Kishi, Scepter City, it was called, in Kishi did the kingship of Man begin.
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