Temple of the Seven Spheres: Order of the Datu
Tablet part four (section four): Creation Myth 3

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Three selves, one being
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Three orders of beings:Mortal, Elemental, Eternal.
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SHUB-NI-GARASH: Divination by the Tablet
Tablet part one: The twin polarities
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Tablet part three: The eight rays
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

The Sibbiti take the battle to the enemy:

At this point, it should be obvious that each chapter of the creation myth is composed of thirty stanza that are numbered according to the Tablet. It is also at this point that the reader should be familiar enough with the figures to know that single dots align under the center of the dual dots. 
The reader will note that each level in a tablet figure is preceeded by a period. These periods are to help the figure align correctly and should be concidered to be invisible and unimportant. Only the sets of double and single dots make the figure.
from this point on the periods are not in place. It is hoped that the student will still recognise the figures even though the single dots are left aligned. (this will be remedied slowly as time permits)

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1 Katuallu was sore afraid and she drew her minions with her, and
left the Firmerments, But the hair of Babilani balked them. So it was that
they arrayed themselves for battle amid the remains of AZAG, and the
children of Babilani left also the Firmerments they arrayed themselves
thusly;

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2 Addi stood at the center and shone with light,

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3 Nahash moved about Addi and wove spells of light.

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4 Ashdar moved about Addi and Nahash and she was red with wrath.

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5 Naphish held close to the firmerment and wove magics that the Mulu
Ki would have respite from the rigors of battle.

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6 Chemosh put himself next between the Firmerment and the First
Brood, and he swung his mace before him.

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7 Nechar moved him forth amongst the First Brood that he could reach
Katuallu and her allies.

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8 The Unmaker stood before Neschar and blew a blast upon the horn of
Despair.

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9 The First Brood roared forth their defiance, and charged upon the
children of Babilani.

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10 Mighty Chemosh layed about himself and slew the First Brood by the
thousands, so many were the bodies of the First Brood that they piled high
in a great circular wall that was between him and Nechar.

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11 None was there to be of help to Nechar save Shanhuth who was with
him and Chemosh feared him lost.

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12 It came to pass that Shanhuth held at bay the might of Mummu and
Kingu though he was sore pressed.

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13 Katuallu surged forward to slay Nechar for she thought him lost,
and she roared out her victory.

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14 Katuallu assaulted Nechar with great wrath, but the light of Joy
blinded her and the armor of Love balked her.

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15 The Enki whispered then into the ear of Nechar a cunning plan,
Nechar flung the net of Frustration over Katuallu and bound her up in the
midst of her wrath

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16 Nechar loosed the wind of Fear down her throat and she was bloated
with terror.

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17 Then it was that Nechar shot the arrow of Courage down the throat
of Katuallu and she was burst asunder and died.

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18 At the noise of her death throes, all the battle ceased, and the
remainder of the First Brood looked upon her with dismay, for they thought
her invincible.

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19 The First Brood cast down their wrath and surrendered themselves up
to the children of Babilani.

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20 And Addi cried forth in joy and called Nechar the ' Enlil ' (king
of the winds),

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21 The Enlil cut the right hand from Katuallu and cast her body and
her hand to the outer darkness where it resides still.

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22 Nechar the great Enlil, cut Mumu in twain like a shell fish and called his brother Nahash, so that Nahash and Ea should apply their cunning and make use of it,

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23 Part of Mummu was used to rebuild the Firmerment that the First
Brood had consumed.

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24 Part of her was used to rebuild the heavens that had been rent in
the battle.

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25 Like wise was Kingu slain, and his blood drained that he should
rise not. The body of Kingu was cast out, near as far as Katuallu, and with
him were his eight servants.

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26 The blood of Kingu was used by Nahash to reform the Mulu Ki, and he
called them children of the Water, because they would follow and adapt.

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27 The parts of AZAG's body, one great and fifteen small were left
were they lay beyond the place of Shanhuth that AZAG might be watched.

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28 Though the lesser of the elementals were spared, the greater of the
First Brood were slain, even to the last of them, but their spirits could
not be slain and so they were bound in the Apsu and are now dead but
dreaming.

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29 The Enlil made this covenant that the First Brood should repay
their misdeeds; 'Elementals shall serve mortals in the name of the
Eternals till time ends and love dies. '. and he set the Enki as the master
over the elementals of the Apsu.

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30 And it came to pass that the Enlil set to order all that was in
disarray about him and he had Nahash write the covenant upon a tablet, The enlil named his brother Ninib that he should be the scribe of the gods, and
the Enlil wore it about his neck because he was king among the seven gods, .

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1 Now the great battle was ended but all was not well. The essence of Azag had permiated through out all things, and his cold was upon the firmerments and in the void between the stars.

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2 Now it came to pass that the Mulu A multiplied greatly. They lived
in caves for the cold of AZAG pressed them sorely

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3 The children of Babilani sought to subdue the cold of AZAG but each
time they drove it back, the cold returned as fiercely.

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4 Three times the cold of AZAG was driven back, but each time it
returned, and each time the efforts of the Children had to be doubled.

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5 Now it came to pass that the fourth time the cold returned, the
children of Babilani were sore pressed and were too intent upon their
works, to heed the cries of the Mulu A.

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6 The Mulu A knew their prays were unheard, and they thought
themselves rebuked.

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7 It came to pass that the lesser spirits of the elementals were yet
aware, and the Mulu A fell to worshiping them in return for magic and fire.

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8 Because the covenant made it so, the elementals granted power to
the Mulu A.

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9 In time the Mulu A held power enough, that they could call unto the
children of Babilani, and they could not be ignored.

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10 Ashdar came to them and spoke asking. "Who has gathered power thus,
that I cannot turn my ears away?'

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11 The sorcerers cried out, "We starve o' queen of heaven. We cry out
and are rebuked. You do not love us and so we die of AZAG's cold! Only the
fires of the First Brood save us."

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12 Ashdar spoke saying, "Who stayed the hand of Chemosh? Who ? Who
called you children and choose you? Who? Who did you name Queen of heaven?"
and she showed them the love she had of them, and it shown like a burning
light and it warmed them.

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13 The Mulu A lowered their eyes and said, "You my Queen."

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14 Ashdar looked upon them and smiled saying, "Mu ashta za e. (my
heart is yours), I will not forsake you, for I love you." and Ashdar warmed
them with her heart and then went forth to bring news to her kindred.

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15 Ashdar went before her family and made obeisance to them.

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16 The Enlil spoke saying, "Rise queen of heaven, you need not bow
before your servant."

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17 Ashdar rose and spoke thusly, "The Mulu A die in the cold of AZAG,
They are discontent and move the spirits of the First Brood that they would
have fires."

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18 The Enlil creased his brow and spoke saying, "The cold of Azag is
upon the land and it busies us greivously."

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19 The Ashdar said, "I have given them my love that they would be
warmed at heart, but we must save them."

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20 The Enki rose up and opened his word, "In the south there is warmth
and life, in that place the Mulu A would not perish."

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21 The Enlil stretched out his awareness and looked upon the south
were the cold of Azag was no longer mighty. He saw that there could be a
place of saftey made there.

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22 The Enki spoke thus, "In the South are two rivers that flow from
the waters of my heart, I will make a place between them that will be a
haven to the Mulu A. Send the Mulu A to this Edin and they will thrive."

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23 The Enlil was pleased and said, "Let it be so."

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24 Ashdar creased her brow and spoke saying, "But, what of our duty to
the Mulu A? Even should they pass to the Edin, how shall we drive back the
cold of Azag and yet searve the needs of the Mulu A?, We are too few."

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25 The gods thought long and hard seeking an answer but were vexed,

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26 Nahash said, "We are too few and our works keep us distant from the
Mulu A, If we would fulfill our vow to them, we must swell our numbers, and
close the distance between us and them.".

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27 The Enlil saw that Nahash spoke truth, and decreed that it be so
saying, "Let us make children of our kind that our burden may be lessened.
Selah!"

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28. Enki spoke saying, "The balance of heaven and earth is ill set, the
First Brood stood between the Gods and the Mulu A, now the First Brood are
no more, and a great space is opened between the heavens and the earth. There must be a middle between the heavens and the
earth, the young gods will still be gods. How will we meet the balance? If
the Mulu A searve the spirits of the First Brood, there will be greivous
trouble."

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29 .The Enki said, "All things have oposites, where opposites meet
there is an edge of tention. In the edge of tention lies the greatest
potential, let the heavans and the earth unite, take husbands and wives
from among the Mulu A and make children with them, they will be children of
the edge of tention, and fill the gap between heaven and earth."

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30 The great gods pondered this and it was seen to be truth, and they
spoke with one voice saying, "So be it."

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1 It was decided in the council of gods, that the gods would increase
their number, and that the distance between the mortals and the Eternals
should be narrowed. Also was it decided, that in order that they should
escape the cold of Azag, the Mulu A should go south to the Edin (land
between the rivers) that The Enki would make in preparation for them,

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2 Ashdar went before the Mulu A and spoke this decree.

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3 'Go you forth to the south were there is Edin that the Enki has
made, then We shall choose from among you Wives and Husbands that shall be
intercessors between us. We will lay with them that we might beget children
of both our blood and yours., they will be mortal, elemental, and Eternal.'

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4 The Mulu A went South to the Edin and when they had moved there,
the children of Babilani wed themselves to priests and preistessess, they lay with the Mulu A, according to their decree,
and there were offspring..

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5 Now the offspring of the Eternals and the Mulu A were not like the
Eternals nor were they like the Mulu A.

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6 They were called the Mulu Izi (children of the fire), for they
learned to summon fire by themselves,

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7 The Mulu Izi were tall, mighty, and hansom to look upon. Each of
the new Breed had Me (gifts) such as the Eternals had, yet they were mortal
like the Mulu A They were sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, cousin
and kin to Mulu A and God alike.

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8 It came to pass that The children of Babilani laid down amongst
them selves and beget progeny, there were sixteen of them and they were
gods as the children of Babilani were.

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9 The sixteen were named thusly

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10 Ereshkigal queen of the dead,

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11 Adad the healer, lord of thunder

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12 Girra lord of the flames

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13 Ninlil the giver of kingship

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14 Nergal the warrior

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15 Ninghizhida vizier of the underworld

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16 Kashi keeper of drink and the new wine untouched by human hands.

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17 Namtar keeper of the fates.

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18 Nusku lord of the lamp

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19 Arusu the keeper of child birth

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20 Ningal lady of dreams

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21 Meslamta Ea the right guard of the gate

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22 Buzur solver of secrets- lord of the deep mines

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23 Lugal Irra the left guard of the gate

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24 .Latarik of the whip chastiser of elemntals.

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25 Sagimu the invoker

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26 The sixteen were the young gods, children of the elder gods, and
they were set free to wander in their innocence.

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27 The Sixteen gathered in the green places and played in the fields over long.

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28 They did not care that they had purpose and power, .

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29 The Sixteen knew Joy in their games and did not wish to take their places of responcibility.

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30 They layed with each other and begat 360 gods of light and 360 gods of darkness.

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1 Now it came to pass that the young gods and their children went to their own places.

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2 The gods of light played in the fields, but the gods of darkness hid themselves because they were shunned by the gods of light.

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3 The gods of light entered the places of the Mulu Izi and treated with them as cousins because they were of the same generation.

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4 The gods of darkness shunned the places of the Mulu Izi because they knew the gods of light abided there

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5. The gods of darkness fled to the twilight places and were frightened and sorrowed.

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6. There in the twilight they found companionship with children of the first brood.

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7. The gods of darkness knew anger in their hearts because they had been shunned.

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8. The gods of darkness lost their innocence and found their me, they summoned their might and thought of vengence.

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9. The gods of darkness bent their power upon the elementals and made them mighty like their predeseccors.

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10. The Elementals grew in power and they were as storms and floods and the quakeing of the earth.

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11 When they were prepared, the gods of darkness moved forward with the twilight towards the places of the gods of light. The storms and the quakeing of the earth preceded them, and Enki saw them comeing.

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12. Now there was one amongst the gods of light that did not shine like his fellows, he was called Ninghizhida and he was secretive and cunning.

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13 Enki came to him and sat beside im saying, "I must rest myself for a moment for I rush to Enlil to warn of the Gods of Darkness. They come with the elementals to make war upon the gods of light. Warn your kindred!" Then Enki fled.

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14. Ninghizhida grinned and his innocence was lost, he rose up and fled towards the approaching darkness. Ninghizhida thougt to betray the gods of light that he could join with the gods of darkness and become mighty amongst them..

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15. Now it came to pass that Ereshkigal wandered in the field, she was courious of the dark and watched its approach.

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16. Ereshkigal saw Ninghizhida as he fled towards the darkness, she grew courious and followed him.

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17. When Ereshkigal came upon the darkness she saw the gods of darkness and knew them, she saw that they had
lost their innocence and taken up their me, she saw the pain within them and hurt with them.

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18 Ereshkigal rose up and walked before them saying, I see your pain and suffer with you let me help you that both our suffering be eased.

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19. Ninghizhida sprang from the shadows and cryed, No! She is a daughter of light, only I am like you. I will take you to the gods of light that you may take them in their sleep.

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20 It was then in the understanding of betrayal and pain, that Ereshkigal lost her innocence and her me came upon her.

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21. She turned to the gods of darkness and gave them her light that they would know her love, she became as the best amongst them and they loved her.

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22. Ereshkigal spoke to the gods of darkness saying, I will take the darkness by the hand and lead you into the underground that you might be home.

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23. She rose up and turned upon Ninghizhida, she bent him to her will and fettered him that the gods could judge him.

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24. The Elder gods named Ereshkigal queen of the underwold, and set her throne with Adars blessing.

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25. Ninghizhidas light was taken from him and he was bound to the service of the underwold, bells were set upon him and he was assigned to be messanger between the dark and the light.

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26. Enki went before the rebellious elementals that had grown strong

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27. Each in turn was judged according to its strength and set in a place of service.

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28. Two Hundred and thirty two elementals were bound by the judgement of Enki

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29. The gods of light were gathered together and all was laid before them.

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30. When the gods of light saw all that had taken place, they knew that it was time to take their places. They went forth and each lost their inoccence and gained their me.


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