Simanu - Third Month
(3) Festival of Lord Dagan (?)
Wool of Baba is Removed
Carrying Grain and Water to the
When the Silo was Plastered
(5) The Month the
Brick is Placed in the Brick Mold
(8) Barley Which is at
(BM) Regents of the Monthly Decans,
Aries Vernal Equinox
Shepherd of Heaven" Orion, Ea Way;
Dog" Canis Minor (?) Anu Way;
Serpent" Hydra, Enlil
[Ma-tab-gal-gal-la, "Great Twins"
Gemini, in MB period onward]
(in Taurus period stars of
1. (8)Festival of the Barley which is at the Quay
(sometime during 3rd month)
- (9a) Festival of Chains
of Belat-suhner and Belat-terraban (at the "Place of
Disappearance," during 3rd month)
- (15) Special
observances in the Eanna (related to Brick making)
(14) Festival for the Diadem of Ninhursag at the
Moment of Her Descent.
7. (KL) The Commemoration
of Tammuz with Lamentation.
Festival of Brick Making in the Eanna (Uruk) -
Akayaitu leaves her temple and is served a meal,
ritual at brick-kiln, eight sheep sacrificed at entrance of
Eanna, then another rite at the
15. (15,PT) Ceremony of "The
Mistress of the
Ceremony of Nabu.
Procession of Goddess Hiametum (with
- (KL) al-kurmus of Feast of
25. (15) Procession of
Belet-Babili (The Lady of Babylon) in Assyria;
26. (14) Anointing
oil disbursed for "going out of Annunitum"
(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.
Festival of Chains for the Disappearance of Belet-Terraban
and Belet-Suhner (sometime in 3rd month)
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