TABITU
The Tenth Month

(Tevet)

(meaning unknown)



(1) Later Fruit harvest
(3) Food Offerings
(4) Festival The Ancestors Come Out
(5) Goddess Kusu/ Ab-e Festival
(7) Great Festival of Nanna
(8) Lion
(9a) Festival of the Boat of An
(11) j) The Offering of the Gods

(Bm) Regents of the Monthly Decans, Aries Vernal Equinox.
Gula, "The Great Star," Piscis Austrinus (?), Ea Way.
Alluttu, "Dolphin" (?), Delphinus (?). Anu Way.
a-musen, eru, "Eagle," Aquila. Enlil Way.
[Uza, "She-Goat," Head of Capricorn;
ul-mas, "The Kid," Capricorn, in MB period]
(in Taurus period regents of Kissilimu)



1.(KL) New Year's Day;

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3.(15,PT) Winter Solstice Procession from Ezida to Esagila;

4.(KL) dayr al-jabal and balti (Venus);

5.(10a)Great Festival;

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10.(15) Brazier Festival starts in Assyria; observances in Eanna: Askayaitu leaves her chapel, joined by other Goddesses, offered sacrifices of oxen and rams, then went to temple of Nergal; (Bm) Fire put in Braziers for Bel (Marduk), Ninurta, Nabu, Ninsubur, Nergal, and Namtar, and a brazier on a censer to Istar of Uruk; (PT) Offering to Palil;

11.(9a) Banquet for Belat-suhner and Belat-terraban; (15) "huge sacrifices" performed for Brazier Festival; (PT) Incantation;

12.(9a) Banquet for Belat-suhner and Belat-terraban; (15) "huge sacrifices" performed for Brazier festival; (KL) Invocation of the whswa;

13.(5) earliest fixed date for ab-e Festival (Rituals exclusively for deceased Ur III Monarchs?); (9a) Banquet for Belat-suhner and Belat-terraban; offerings at the Place of Disappearance;

14.(7) Great Festival of Nanna; offerings to Inanna; (12d) elunum -Festival;

15.(12d) elunum-Festival;(KL) Breaking of the Seven-day Fast;

16.(12d) elunum-Festival; (14) Festival of Diritum (sometime after 16th); (Bm) Bull sacrificed to Nabu in Assyria; (PT) Offerings to Anu and Antu;

17.(12d) elunum-Festival; (Bm) Bull sacrificed to Nabu in Assyria;

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19.(Bm) Brazier set forth to Nabu in Assyria;

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21.(9a) Procession of Inanna (for Boat of An?); (15) Ninlil staying in Akitu-house in Babylon;

22.(9a) Festival of the Boat of An; Great Offering of 5 fat sheep to Inanna;

23.(9a) Festival of the Boat of An; Midnight Offerings of 5 fat sheep to Inanna of the Boat of An; 2 for the Dawn Offering; (KL) The Birthday of the Lord who is the Moon;

24.(9a) Festival of the Boat of An; 1 fat sheep for Inanna;(KL) The Birthday of the Lord who is the Moon;

25.(9a) Festival of the Boat of An; 4 fat sheep, 1 fat goat in Regular Offering to Inanna; 1 fat sheep for Ninsun in the City, 1 fat sheep for Ninsun in the City at Midnight; 1 fat sheep at Dawn; recitation of "Inanna and Enki"? (KL) Feast of the Idol of tirratha (Atargatis-Venus);

26.(9a) Festival of the Boat of An; 1 fat sheep;(KL) The Nuptials of the Year;

27.(5) Latest fixed date for ab-e Festival;

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