The Enûma Eliš: An Adaptation

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Part two.

Part three.

Part four.

Here begins Tablet IV…

Lahmu and Lahamu took their seat in the holy assembly. To their left, the Igigi gods took their seats in the holy assembly; to their right, the Anunnaki gods took their seats in the holy assembly. Anshar, Anu, and Ea led Marduk to the feet of the holy mother and the holy father. They prepared a dais for him and presented him before the assembly of the Holy Ones to receive from them the right to rule.

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A Lament for Dumuzid

Today is the date of the Vernal Equinox, in which we commemorate the first day of Spring and the blossoming of life.

Trees begin to bud — if they haven’t already.

Spring flowers break forth from the soil and lift their heads to face the sun.

Birds sing their amorous mating calls.

Soon the air will be full of pollen.

Despite the stirring of new life upon the Earth, this is also a time of sorrow.

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