Simanu - Third Month

SIMANU
(Sivan)
"Season"

(1) Phoenix
(3) Festival of Lord Dagan (?)
(4) The Wool of Baba is Removed
Carrying Grain and Water to the Sheep
When the Silo was Plastered
(5) The Month the Brick is Placed in the Brick Mold
(8) Barley Which is at the Quay
(11c) ?

(BM) Regents of the Monthly Decans, Aries Vernal Equinox
Šibzianna "Faithful Shepherd of Heaven" Orion, Ea Way;
Ur-a "Water Dog" Canis Minor (?) Anu Way;
Muš "The Serpent" Hydra, Enlil Way.
[Maš-tab-gal-gal-la, "Great Twins" Gemini, in MB period onward]
(in Taurus period stars of Ajaru)

1. (8)Festival of the Barley which is at the Quay (sometime during 3rd month)


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6. (14) Festival for the Diadem of Ninhursag at the Moment of Her Descent.
7. (KL) The Commemoration of Tammuz with Lamentation.
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9. (15) Festival of Brick Making in the Eanna (Uruk) - Aškayaitu leaves her temple and is served a meal, ritual at brick-kiln, eight sheep sacrificed at entrance of Eanna, then another rite at the kiln.
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15. (15,PT) Ceremony of "The Mistress of the Gods"
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22. (15,PT) Ceremony of Nabu.
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24. (14) Procession of Goddess Hišametum (with Diadem);
25. (15) Procession of Belet-Babili (The Lady of Babylon) in Assyria;
26. (14) Anointing oil disbursed for "going out of Annunitum"
27. (BM,KL) The Butcher's House; a celebration with a magical ceremony; Festival of God Who Shoots An Arrow (Ninurta ?), "God of the Javelin Star," offerings placed in seven portions on a table to the 7 Gods (Pleiades); Priest shoots an arrow with a firebrand attached.
28. (7) Festival of Chains for the Disappearance of Belet-Terraban and Belet-Suhner (sometime in 3rd month)
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