ŠABATU
The Eleventh Month

(Shevat)

"Blowing Storms"



(1) Fires
(3) Offerings of Goddess Adamma
(4) The Wool of Baba is removed
(5) Emmer
(7) Festival of An (Heaven)
(8) The God "Irrigation System"
(9a) Asar
(11) k) Burial Mound of the Kings (?)

(Bm) Regents of the Monthly Decans, Aries Vernal Equinox.
Numusda, "Star of the Water Crustacea," Grus. Ea Way.
Simmah, "Swallow Star," Western Aquarius. Anu Way.
Damu, "Star of the God Damu," or "Swine Star," Delphinus (sea-hog). Enlil Way.
(in Taurus Vernal Equinox period, stars of Tebetu)



1.(7) beginning ? of Festival of An; (10b) Festival of the Early Grass in Larsa, in 10th month; (13) Festival of Adad in 11th month;

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10.(KL) The House of the Bridegroom for the Sun;

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12.(15) "...before the throne of Samas all the Igigi got up, in their own temples they sat down;" (Cohen CC p. 338);

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15.(8) pa-kus-e (Irrigation-System) Festival begins;(KL) Breaking of Seven-day Fast;

16.(15) (observances for Assyria for 16 of Sabatu through 18 Addaru from Cohen CC pp. 338 - 341;) Kettledrum performances for the Gods in Assyria; Serua, Kippat-mati and Tasmetum enter chapel of Dagan in temple of Assur; King sprinkles salt and water; (KL) Breaking of Seven-day Fast;

17.(15) Kettledrum performances for the Gods in Assyria; King enters temple of Assur and kisses ground in front of Assur, provides a meal for the God, sprinkling salt and water;

18.(15) special ablutions (rimkani) for Adad and Anu in Assyria;

19.(15) Assyria, King and Goddesses go to temple of Anu; sheep sacrificed, torches lit; sangu-priest leads King back to Palace, says "May the Town shine and (?) the Two Walls;"

20.(15) Kettledrum performances for the Gods in Assyria; when Assur marched around the Living quarters; King sacrifices sheep for Assur and Ninlil who are seated on Throne-of -Destiny; (Bm) Prayers to Samas, may not drink water;

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22.(15) Kettledrum performances for the Gods in Assyria; recitation of lamentations before Assur; Assur goes to temple of Dagan; "Arousing of the Temple" ceremony; other Gods process to Dagan's temple; the King brings offerings for the dead; (PT) Ceremony; (KL) mnts for the Sun;

23.(15) Kettledrum performances for the Gods in Assyria; lamentations before Assur in temple of Dagan; "Arousing of the Temple;" censer and torch placed before Assur and Ninlil; (Dagan's ?) "pasru" is bound on two chariots of Assur;

24.(15) Kettledrum performances for the Gods in Assyria; lamentations recited before Assur in temple of Dagan; "Arousing of the Temple;" (Bm) Stand on the bank of a river and pray to the Water-God (Enki/Ea); may not drink wine that day; (KL) Feast of the Venerable Old Man, Saturn;

25.(15) lamentations sung before Assur in temple of Dagan; "Arousing of the Temple;" (KL) The Nuptials of 'almata /'almana;

26.(15) lamentation recited before Assur in temple of Dagan; Assur leaves temple of Dagan and returns to Esarra; suila prayers recited to Assur, later suila prayers to Assur and Ninlil; (PT) Ceremony;

27.(PT) Ceremony;

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29.(PT) Ceremony;

30.(Bm) Pray to Storm-God (Adad) and may not drink wine that day;