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Tablet part three (section two): The seven tales of the emissary.
Tablet part four: The sixteen elemental counterchanges.
Tablet part four (section two): The Creation Myth 1.
Tablet four (section three): Creation Myth 2
Tablet part four (section four): Creation Myth 3
Tablet part four(section five) : The Creation Myth 4
Magic: The Path of Enki
The path of Enlil
Seeking perfection: The path of the King
Walking the Thirty Spheres: The Path of the Priest/ess
Seeking wholeness: The Path of Anu
Finding Allness: The Path Of Anu

Where did it Begin?

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1 At first there was nothing, not even the Absu (abyss).

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2 The Nothing was neither light nor dark, warm nor cold.

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3 The Nothing was perfect in it's Stillness (emptiness) save that it was steeped full of Potential.

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4 With Nothing to impede the Potential, the Potential moved,

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5 The First Motion stirred up Patterns in the Potential, and The Patterns abetted the Motion, and the Patterns grew in Potential and complexity.

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6 At it's birth, each pattern aided or hindered it's fellows and then fed or was consumed, and each time a pattern reappeared it grew more likely to appear again.

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7 The patterns that fed, grew and changed, for they now held all the Potential upon which they had fed.

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8 The strong patterns grew, the weak patterns died away, the strong patterns fed upon the weaker and grew stronger.

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9 Finally the strongest pattern peaked for it had consumed all the other patterns and it was a hungry awareness

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10 The hungry awareness was filled with all the potential it had just consumed.

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11 The hungry awareness sought more patterns to consume and as it searched it perceived itself, and it thought "A" ( I exist)

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12 'A' wondered at its self awareness, and 'A' looked within and sought to understand.

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13 'A' saw that it's awareness propagated it's existence, and that it's existence facilitated it's awareness.

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14 'A' thought, "AB" (I AM BECAUSE I AM)


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15 Ab perceived that it was alone, and to be alone was not enough.

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16 Now, Ab did not know that it was made of two portions, center and circumference.

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17 Ab did not know it's awareness was the center, and that it's existence was the circumference.

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18 Ab did not know that the center and circumference were One.

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19 Ab looked outward at the circumference and it perceived a being of great beauty .

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20 Ab did not know that it perceived it's center reflected in the circumference.

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21 Now Ab thought that it perceived another being, and it wished to know the other's mind for to be alone was not enough.

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22 With great yearning, Ab reached out towards the reflection in the circumference.

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23 The reflection seemed to reach in towards Ab, and the Ab was overjoyed!

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24 An edge of tension formed were they met, and awareness flowed outward and existence flowed inward.

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25 The reflection awoke to itself, and spoke saying "Ba" (I AM NOT), for it was the reflection of Ab,

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26 Ab and Ba had been sundered one from the other, center from circumference, and they were each one and alone. Ab and Ba knew their separateness, and to be alone was not enough.

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27 Ab and Ba surged one towards the other like fresh waters meeting the salt waters, and where they met, they danced. now the dance made the Melam (divine light) between them, and the Melam was infected with the dance, and it moved and gathered like a mighty cloud. Verily it was as the Zephyr, and the zephyr was the first Gishur (pattern).

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28 The wind grew in potency and it danced all the more, and there were kindled, flames of fire, and the dancing flames were the second Gishur

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29 Now the flames of fire consumed themselves and they cooled and beget waters, and the dancing waters were the third Gishur.

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30 In the last the waters fixed themselves and beget earth and the still earth was the fourth Gishur

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1 When the Melam had ceased it's dance Ab and Ba were reunited and one, and together they were Anu (the heavens)

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2 The reunion of AbBa begat a child in the edge of tension that was between them, and it was a hungry awareness.

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3 The awareness moved about and consumed the Melam and vomited forth the Darkness , and the Darkness filled the heavens.

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4 The child moved about and wrought great change in the order that Anu had become.

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5 Anu was distressed and spoke to the child saying, " We are AbBa, and you are of our making, It grieves Us that you are a changer of things and a consumer of the light, thou art cold. We beseech you to be an image of Our image."

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6 The child spoke saying, " You are Anu, but I am alone. I am a child of the edge of tension, I am not you, for I am a child of both of your natures, yet I am my own mind."

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7 Anu spoke saying, " Without Us you would not be, Be an image of Our image, be you a creator of things such as We have been."

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8 The child spoke saying, "If you ceased now, I would still be. I may change all the Many Things yet I cannot change myself. Yet I will make a thing that pleases me, though it please you not. . ."

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9 Then it was that the child made a thing to free it's self from AbBa, the child made a terrible name that it would be separate and
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10 The name the first born made was AZAG (the changer), and he spoke it aloud. and departed from the minds of AbBa.

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11 AZAG went forth and wrought change amongst all the ordered works of Anu, and it's might was without check or balance.

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12 AbBa was grieved by the rebellion of AZAG and pondered that which could be done to balance the power of AZAG, for AZAG was mighty in it's name.

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13 AbBa knew that any work that was wrought would be spoiled by AZAG ere the work was done, and it took ages uncounted, before the answer was known to ABba.

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14 ABba took the substance of the edge of tension and wrought a being and left it hanging in the void. One gift only did AbBa give it, the Power of Napish (Creation).

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15 In little time AZAG came upon the child as it hung there in the heart of Anu.

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16 AZAG looked upon the child and knew it was the work of AbBa.

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17 AZAG grew cunning, and thought to bend the work that it would be a creator of AZAG's progeny.

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18 AZAG thought, " I will make my mark upon this thing for it is surely meant to be a vessel of Napish (creation)."

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19 AZAG spoke to the child saying, "you are Babilani (the gate of the gods) take you what shape pleases you best."

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20 The Babilani changed over and again unceasingly.

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21 AZAG was vexed by the unceasing changes, even as AbBa had been vexed by AZAG.

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22 AZAG spoke saying, "Why will you not settle upon a shape that pleases you?' but the child answered him not, for it had no Mumu (voice). AZAG gave it Mumu. and asked the Babilani the question again.

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23 The Babilani took up it's Mumu and spoke like a thousand trumpets and a million whispers, "I am the child of Anu, likewise you have made me a Name and given me the Mumu, how shall I choose a shape that is pleasing to you all?"

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24 AZAG was wroth that The Babilani's shape might be such as to please AbBa, and so he gave the Babilani Absolute Freedom that it could choose it's shape devoid of the influence of AbBa.

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25 Babilani took a beutiful form, the stars were as jewels in her hair, and she was a being of life separate from Anu's influence and opposite of AZAG's darkness. She stood before AZAG and was well pleased with her choice.

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26 AZAG looked upon the power of creation and desired her, AZAG sought to cleave to her but it knew nothing of Love and hurt her sorely.

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27 Babilani fought furiously against AZAG and sought to flee from the pain he pressed upon her.

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28 They fell together and smote the back of the Firmerments. AZAG and Babilani as one.

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29 At last AZAG was spent and Babilani smote with him a terrible blow made of the pain he had caused her, AZAG rose up and fled, for he had never known such pain before.

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30 Babilani wept for her pain was great, and her innocence had been taken from her...

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1 Then it was that the many things the AZAG had engendered in her
burst forth in an ocean of blood and dreams (Absu), and they were the First
Brood, and they were things of hunger and change.

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2 They issued forth gibbeting and mewling, scratching and biting and
Babilani loved them not.

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3 The gibbering, mewling things preyed one upon the other and preyed
they on the firmaments like a plague,,.

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4 The First Brood rampaged amongst the Firmerments and they were as
dragons, mighty and terrible, and their races great and small peopled the
Firmerments.

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5 Babilani looked about herself and saw the changes that the First Brood
wrought and was grieved because the firmerment cryed out

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6 Babilani saw that the Absu had awakened the Ni (life force) within
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7. The body of the Firmerments had become a living thing, it was Ninhursag, and she was not alone, she had a twin, Ea who was born of the awakening of the sweet waters of the firmirment,

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8 Babilani spoke saying, " I see the distress of ninhursag and ea, I have had a part in this thing and it is
not a good thing, I must subdue the First Brood and return peace to the Firmerments."

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9 Babilani smiled upon the twins and her compation soothed their hearts to
peace, then she set about her task.

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10 Babilani stirred the Absu, and she drew some of it forth, she breathed upon it and
awoke tiny life in the blood, and when the life grew potent, she called the life forth.

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11 Babilani Gave might unto the life, and it knew many
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12 There were plants, and creeping things that knew the waters and earth

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13 Babilani sent them forth that they might multiply and
balance the First Brood, but they could not prevail against the first brood. .

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14 Again Babilani wrought life from the blood and dreams and again she called it forth, but again the First Brood was too mighty.

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15 Babilani made serpents and dragons and they rose mightier and subtler than their
predecessors., but again nearly all were laid low.

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16 Now as the twins grew strong they helped Babilani to make life.

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17 Ninhursag made places of refuge for the life and nurtured them.

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18 Ea looked upon the life that was strong, and he shaped it and taught it that it might become stronger.

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19 In time the weak perished but the strong survived,

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20 All creatures found their places and thrived.

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21 Now as the skill of Ea grew he sought to make a creature of his own design.

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22 He would give it no fangs or claws, wings or venom, but he would give it wits.

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23 Ea took clay from the womb of Ninhursag and added his essence to it.

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24 He shaped the clay according to his design and breathed life into it.

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25 The creatures were the Lullu (savages) and they knew themselves by their wits.

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26 They looked with wonder and couriosity upon the land.

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27 Ea set them loose and obsearved them and learned much from their cleverness.

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28 Now of all the liveing things Babilani had made, seven had proven wise
in council. The lion, the serpent, the owl, the rabbit, the wolf, the
eagle, and the crow, and with them were Ninhursag and Ea.

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29 Ea spoke saying, " It was so, that there was Ab and Ba that made thee and AZAG, likewise you and Azag made the first brood, perhaps you cannot do that which is needed, because you are alone.".

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30 Then Babilani knew that to be alone was not enough.

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1 The lion rose up and said, "to be alone is not enough"

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2 The serpent said "make your self beautiful and call AZAG to
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3 The owl said, "Offer him a gift if he will give you his seed."

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4. The rabbit said "Make a pleasure of the pain AZAG wrought
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5 Ninhursag and Enki said "You must be cunning for when you please
him he will not wish to leave.".

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6 The wolf said, "Be not afraid, for he will be spent and you may
drive him forth at the end of it all."

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7 The eagle said, "Be frugal and make you as many progeny as you may,."

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8 The crow said, " Be patient, one must sit the egg till it is ready
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9 So it was that Babilani made herself all the more beautiful that
AZAG would be tempted to her side, and she called to him IA AZAG! IA AZAG!
IA AZAG!

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10 Suspiciously AZAG came forth from his place and when he looked upon
her he wanted her truly and fully, yet he feared her also. AZAG spoke
saying, "Why hast thou summoned me hither?"

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11 Babilani spoke saying, "I wish me helpmates that I might have
company in this place. You have brought forth from me that which I cannot
abide, I would have kindred that I would be not alone, for to be alone is
not enough"

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12 Babilani spoke to him of the need for his essence and promised him
a gift if he would give that essence to her.

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13 AZAG spoke saying, "It grieves me that I have not but loneliness
amongst the stars of the void, I would make a help mate so that I
should be not alone.

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14 AZAG cast a bargain with her saying, "Let us issue our seeds in
fifteen parts of each, take thou seven, and then give me my gift.", and
AZAG thought himself cunning that he had taken the better part of the
bargain

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15 AZAG took his eight parts and mated them with the eight parts he
had received of Babilanis essence and set about to make himself a
companion.

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16 AZAG was not a creator of things and was vexed at the task of
making a help mate. He looked round about himself at the many things that
Babilani had wrought and copied from them, that which he admired.

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17 AZAG mashed the seeds together, he breathed life into the being and
spoke it's name aloud, "Lamashtu.".

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18 Lamashtu was great and terrible, her head was like the lion and her
ears like an ass' ears. Her back was strong and winged as an eagle's back
is winged. Her hind legs likewise were those of the eagle and upon her tail
was the sting of the scorpion. She was full of fire and she was cunning and
evil.

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19 Babilani took her the seven parts that AZAG had given and mated
them each with a portion of her essence and placed them in the midst of her
womb that they might grow slowly and strong.

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20 Then she lay with AZAG and they knew each other, and Babilani made
the act of pain into the act of pleasure.

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21 When they had finished laying with each other AZAG grew cunning and
spoke saying, "Give me my gift."

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22 Babilani spoke saying, "The gift is given, for it is what we have
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23 AZAG spoke saying, "Nay! this we have had in kind before, a gift
is that which one has never had in kind before, Name my gift and deliver it
unto me."

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24 Babilani spoke saying, "So be it, but you must send away Lamashtu
for I have no gift for her, then shall I name your gift and deliver it unto
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25 AZAG sent Lamashtu forth and stood waiting impatiently.

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26 Babilani opened a great mountain and wrought a shape out of a
potion of Ninhursag's spine . She played it in the flames and quenched it
in the Absu. When at last she was finished she rose up and held forth the
glittering gift, high above her head.

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27 AZAG danced about at its beauty and cried out, "Name thy gift and
deliver it unto me!"

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28 Babilani spoke saying "The name of this thing is Vengeance!", and
she brought the weapon crashing down upon the crown of his head and cleft
AZAG's skull.

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29 AZAG fell bleeding upon the ground, Babilani picked up his form and
cast it towards the outer darkness.

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29 Lamashtu was looking about the heavens when she heard the crash of
AZAG's form as it fell to the earth, Lamashtu turned and saw AZAG's form
hurtling through the heavens and she caught him and took him to a place of
refuge, all the while cursing Babilani and her progeny.

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30 Then Babilani laid herself down to sleep that the children within
her womb might grow true and strong

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