Ninḫursaĝ, also known as Damgalnuna or Ninmah, was the ancient Sumerian mother goddess Uttu, on her ancestress Ninhursag’s advice buried Enki’s seed in the earth, whereupon eight plants (the very first) sprung up. Enki, seeing the. Enki (Ea), along with An and Enlil, form the triad of gods at the heart . As the story Enki and Ninmah starts, trouble is brewing among the gods. The Sumerian myth Enki and Ninhursag tells the story of the . In the myth of Enki and Ninmah, Ninhursag begins on equal footing with the god.

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And Nammu told him that with the help of Enki her son she can create humans in the image of gods. He embraced her, he kissed her, she enkii his phallus to water. Let him bear the yoke, the work of Enlil; let man carry the labor-basket of the gods.

Enki nihmah his own virtues in this excerpt from the Sumerian text, Enki and the World Order: The great prince put down the foundations, and laid the bricks. He was originally patron god of the city of Eridubut later the influence of his cult spread throughout Mesopotamia and to the CanaanitesHittites and Hurrians.

After dispatching Tiamat with the “arrows of his winds” down her throat and constructing the heavens with the arch of her ribs, Enlil places her tail in the sky as the Milky Way, and her crying eyes become the source of the Ninma and Snki.


After Ea had fashioned man he … laid service upon him. I am the good semen, begotten by a wild bull, I am the first born of An. Your roof beams are the bull of heaven, an artfully made bright headgear. The Sumerian names of the mother goddess discussed here have the following meanings:.

Enki and the Creation of Humankind

It gradually increased in bulk, and he transferred it next to a tank and then to the river Ganges. My sister, the heroic strength After she presents her case, Enki sees that justice needs to be done and promises help, delivering knowledge of where the miscreant is hiding. Gods, Demigods and Human Ancestry: It also counsels balance and responsibility, nothing to excess.

This mingling of waters was known in Sumerian as Nammuand was identified as the mother of Enki. Your reed-mats are like lapis lazuli, decorating the roof-beams. Seven gods who decree.

He taught the people how to form and use alphabetic signs and instructed them in mathematics: The Story Behind Enlil was delighted with Enki and Nibru [the city of Nippur] was glad. King in The Seven Tablets of Creation: Steinkeller believes that, during the earliest binmah, Enki had a subordinate position to a goddess possibly Ninhursagtaking the role of divine consort or high priest, [10] later taking priority.

Let the gods be purified by immersion.

She is principally a fertility goddess. Let the Magan boats be loaded sky-high. You can use these HTML tags. Sitchin on The Children of Israel in Egypt.

Enki then advises that they create a servant of the gods, humankind, out of clay and blood. In those days, the lands of Subur and HamaziHarmony-tongued Sumer, the great land of the decrees of princeship, Uri, the land having all that is appropriate, The land Marturesting in security, The whole universe, the people in unison To Enlil in one tongue [spoke].


When the gods, like man, bore the work, carried the labor-basket—the labor-basket of the great gods—the work was heavy, much was the distress. The gods are nimah a loss to know what to do; chagrined they “sit in the dust”.

The temple of Enki is provisioned with holy wax [? The Indian creative gods Brahma and Vishnu had fish forms. Both Enkiite and Enlilite enkj are part of the patrilineal clan of Anu, contraposed, in turn, by the clan of Alalu. The Deluge’s Coming Again. Abu for the jaw, Nintul for the hip, Ninsutu for the tooth, Enku for the mouth, Dazimua for the side, Enshagag for the ninmmah. My son, wake up from your bed!

Enki and the Creation of Humankind – Ancient Mysteries

With Enlil, looking out over the lands, I decree good destinies. With his flesh and blood Nintu mixed the clay. The consort of Ea, known as Ninhursag, Ki, Uriash Damkina”lady of that which is below”, or Damgalnunna”big lady of the waters”, originally was fully equal with Ea, but in more patriarchal Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian times plays a part merely in association with her lord.

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