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K 6818 "Ritual Tablet" to the series mîs-pî

(transliteration and translation Meier, AfO 12, pp. 40-45)



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.....................................his shoulder you make.........................................................

...................................Kusu and Ninahaquddu..........................................................

................................the Vestment of Kings, the Scepter of Kings............................

5 .................................the Goblet of Kings, the Tiara of Kings......................................

..................you place there, you bring it here and stand it to the left of the Palace gate.

...............Pure Water Basin in the House of Kusu you place toward............................

.........the incantation: "Grain, who by the Majesty.......................................................

...........the incantation: "..............................................................................................

10 ........the incantation: "Asari-lu-du, Son of Eridu," the incantation: "God, ...................

.......the incantation: "Water of the Ocean, Dwelling of Cedar-perfume,"....................

...the incantation: "Plant of the Forest, Perfume of Cedar,"........................................



K 9729+13285+Rm 113, ll. 9-30

Continuation of Ritual Tablet to mîs pî

(translation Meier, loc. cit.)

Incantation............................................

Incantation.................................................

Incantation....................................................

3.......................................................................

5. 3 Portable altars.....................................................

3 niqe tanaqi...............................................................

The Lord's hands............................................................

Kusu, Ninahaqudu..................................................................

2 portable altars you arrange toward the House,........................................

10. The incantation: "Dwelling of the Great Gods," the incantation: "Dwelling of the ......... Gods," you recite.

You go away and fill with Fine Flour a pursitu-Vase...............................................

A portable altar you prepare for the Fine Flour, you offer a sacrifice.

The incantation: "Nisaba, Queen," you recite. The sacrificial ties you untie and ...........

A portable altar you prepare for Sagmegar, you offer a sacrifice. .............Pinecone,

15. the Fine Flour you sprinkle (about). The Vestment of Kings, Throne-stand of Kings,

and the Stand for the ritual (of the series) "Washing of the Mouth" do you erect.

A Perfume-vase, a Torch, a Pure-Water Basin you clean,

before the sacrificial ties you put it up. The incantation: "You, Šulpaea," you recite,

before the Šupa-star you prepare a sacrificial preparation, you offer a sacrifice.

20. The Vestment of Kings, the Throne-stand of Kings and the Stand for the ritual you place there.

The incantation: "Mighty Lord, Store of the Igigi," you recite.

Before Ištar you recite the incantation: "Elevated Ištar, Creatress of Humanity."

Before Anu you recite the incantation: "Mighty Lord, Whose Handwashing-ritual in Heaven is Pure."

Before Nusku you recite the incantation: " Mighty Nusku, Offspring of Duranki."

25. ...............................................................................before the Margidda-star.

Before Sin you recite the incantation: "Sin, Luminous, Strong God."

Before Gula you recite the incantation: "Gula, Mighty Lady."

Before Šamaš you recite the incantation: "Mighty, Perfect, Son of Ašimbarra."

Before ................ you recite the incantation: "Emanating God, Firstling of Anu."

30. ............................................................................................ Enlil

..............................................................................................gi.........

(rev.) ..........................................................................................you lay.

............................................................................................DUmeš-ma

.......................................................................................... na-šu-u

...................you give him and the incantation............................ you recite.

5. The Tiara you give him, the incantation: "Tiara, the Brilliant," you recite.

The Weapon you give him, the incantation: "Weapon, Clothed with Light-brilliance," you recite.

The Arch you give him, the incantation: "Perfect Arch," you recite.

The Staff you give him, the incantation: "Great (Staff), Bearing Brilliance," you recite.

The Stone you give him, the incantation: "Great Stone, Great Stone," you recite. At the moment you have recited,

10. you elevate the Tiara, the Gold, the Stone, the ......, the Scepters, high in his hand,

the Arch, the Weapon, the Staff you always lay upon the Throne-stand.

He prostrates himself and goes into the palace, his face set toward the north.

The Curved Mace you give him, the incantation: "I Lift My Curved Mace High," you recite.

He supports himself with his hand upon a vat.

15. "Siris, Loosener of Gods and Men," you speak to him.

At the moment he has recited the formula,............................. he the break in the vat.