Of the Sleep of ISHTAR

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Yet ISHTAR Queen of Heaven Bright Light of Nights Mistress of the Gods Set her mind in that direction From Above she set her mind, To Below she set her mind From the Heavens she set forth To the Abyss

Out of the Gates of the Living

To enter the Gates of Death

Out of the Lands we know

Into the Lands we know not

To the Land of No Return

To the Land of Queen ERESHKIGAL

ISHTAR, Queen of Heavens, she set her mind

ISHTAR, Daughter of SIN, she set forth

To the Black Earth, the Land of CUTHA

She set forth

To the House of No Return she set her foot

Upon the Road whence None Return

She set her foot

To the Cave, forever unlit

Where bowls of clay are heaped upon the alter

Where bowls of dust are the food

Of residents clothed only in wings

To ABSU ISHTAR set forth.

Where sleeps the dread CUTHALU ISHTAR set forth.

The Watcher Stood fast. The Watcher NINNGHIZHIDDA Stood fast.

And ISHTAR spoke unto him

NINNGHIZHIDDA! Serpent of the Deep! NINNGHIZHIDDA! Horned Serpent of the Deep! NINNGHIZHIDDA! Plumed Serpent of the Deep! Open!

Open the Door that I may enter!

NINNGHIZHIDDA, Spirit of the Deep, Watcher of the Gate, Remember!

In the Name of our Father before the Flight, ENKI, Lord and Master of Magicians

Open the Door that I may enter!

Open

Lest I attack the Door Lest I break apart its bars Lest I attack the Barrier Lest I take its walls by force Open the Door Open Wide the Gate Lest I cause the Dead to rise! I will raise up the Dead!

I will cause the Dead to rise and devour the living! Open the Door

Lest I cause the Dead to outnumber the Living! NINNGHIZHIDDA, Spirit of the Deep, Watcher of the Gate, Open!

NINNGHIZHIDDA The Great Serpent Coiled back on itself And answered ISHTAR Lady

Queen among the Gods I go before my Mistress ERESHKIGAL Before the Queen of Death I will announce Thee.

And NINNGHIZHIDDA Horned Serpent

Approached the Lady ERESHKIGAL And said:

Behold, ISHTAR, Thy Sister Queen among the Gods Stands before the Gate! Daughter of SIN, Mistress of ENKI She waits.

And ERESHKIGAL was pale with fear. The Dark Waters stirred.

Go, Watcher of the Gate.

Go, NINNGHIZHIDDA, Watcher of the Gate,

Open the Door to ISHTAR

And treat Her as it is written

In the Ancient Covenant.

And NINNGHIZHIDDA loosed the bolt from the hatch

And Darkness fell upon ISHTAR

The Dark Waters rose and carried the Goddess of Light

To the Realms of the Night.

And the Serpent spoke:

Enter

Queen of Heaven of the Great Above

That KUR may rejoice

That CUTHA may give praise

That KUTU may smile.

Enter

That KUTULU may be pleased at Thy presence And ISHTAR entered.

And there are Seven gates and Seven Decrees. At the First Gate

NINGHIZHIDDA removed the Crown The Great Crown of Her head he took away And ISHTAR asked

Why, Serpent, has thou removed my First Jewel? And the Serpent answered

Thus is, the Covenant of Old, set down before Time, The Rules of the Lady of KUTU. Enter the First Gate.

And the Second Gate

NINNGHIZHIDDA removed the Wand The Wand of Lapis Lazuli he took away And ISHTAR asked

Why, NETI, has thou removed my Second Jewel? And NETI answered

Thus it is, the Covenant of Old, set down before Time The Decrees of the Lady of KUTU. Enter the Second Gate.

At the Third Gate

NINNGHIZHIDDA removed the Jewels The Jewels around her neck he took away And ISHTAR asked

Why, Gatekeeper, has thou removed my Third Jewel? And the Gatekeeper answered

Thus it is, the Covenant of Old, set down before Time, The Decrees of the Lady of KUTU Enter the Third Gate.

At the Fourth Gate

NINGHIZHIDDA removed the Jewels The Jewels on her breast he took away And ISHTAR asked

Why, Guardian of the Outer, has thou removed my Fourth Jewel? And the Guardian answered

Thus it is, the Covenant of Old, set down before Time, The Rules of the Lady of KUTU. Enter the Fourth Gate.

At the Fifth Gate

NINNGHIZHIDDA removed the Jewels The Belt of Jewels around her hips he took away And ISHTAR asked

Why, Watcher of the Forbidden Entrance, hast thou removed my Fifth Jewel? And the Watcher answered

Thus it is, the Covenant of Old, set down before Time, The Rules of the Lady of KUTUK. Enter the Fifth Gate. At the Sixth Gate

NINNGHIZHIDDA removed the Jewels

The Jewels around her wrists

And the Jewels around her ankles he took away.

And ISHTAR asked

Why, NINNKIGAL, hast thou removed my Sixth Jewel? And NINKIGAL answered

Thus it is, the ancient Covenant, set down before Time, The Decrees of Lady of KUTU. Enter the Sixth Gate.

At the Seventh Gate

NINNGHIZHIDDA removed the Jewels The Jewelled Robes of ISHTAR he took away. ISHTAR, without protection, without safety, ISHTAR, without talisman or amulet, asked

Why, Messenger of the Ancient Ones, hast thou removed my Seventh Jewel?

And the Messenger of the Ancient Ones replied

Thus it is, the Covenant of Old, set down before Time,

The Rules of the Lady of KUTU.

Enter the Seventh Gate and behold the Nether World.

ISHTAR had descended to the Land of KUR

To the Depths of CUTHA she went down.

Having lost her Seven Talisman of the Upper Worlds

Having lost her Seven Powers of the Land of the Living

Without Food of Life or Water of Life

She appeared before ERESHKIGAL, Mistress of Death.

ERESHKIGAL screamed at Her presence.

ISHTAR raised up Her arm.

ERESHKIGAL summoned NAMMTAR

The Magician NAMMTAR

Saying these words she spoke to him

Go! Imprison her!

Bind her in Darkness!

Chain her in the Sea below the Seas!

Release against her the Seven ANNUNNAKI!

Release against her the Sixty Demons!

Against her eyes, the demons of the eyes!

Against her sides, the demons of the sides!

Against her heart, the demons of the heart!

Against her feet, the demons of the feet!

Against her head, the demons of the head!

Against her entire body, the demons the KUR!

And the demons tore at her, from every side.

And the ANNUNAKI, Dread Judges Seven Lords of the Underworld Drew Around Her Faceless Gods of ABSU They stared

Fixed her with the Eye of Death Withe the Glance of Death They killed her

And hung her like a corpse from a stake The sixty demons tearing her limbs from her sides Her eyes from her head Her ears from her skull.

ERESHKIGAL rejoiced. Blind AZAG-THOTH rejoiced IAK SAKKAK rejoiced ISHNIGGARRAB rejoiced KUTULU rejoiced

The MASKIM gave praise to the Queen of Death

The GIGIM gave praise to ERESHKIGAL, Queen of Death.

And the Elder Ones were rent with fear.

Our Father ENKI Lord of Magick

Receiving word by NINSHUBUR ISHTAR's servant NINSHUBUR He hears of ISHTAR's Sleep In the House of Death He hears how GANZIR has been Opened

How the Face of Abyss

Opened wide its mouth

And swallowed the Queen of Heaven

Queen of the Rising of the Sun.

And ENKI summoned forth clay

And ENKI summoned forth wind

And from the clay and from the wind

ANKI fashioned two Elementals

He fashioned the KURGARRU, spirit of the Earth,

He fashioned the KALATURRU, spirit of the Seas,

To the KURGARRU he gave the Food of Life

To the KALATURRU he gave the Water of Life

And to these images he spoke aloud

Arise, KALATURRU, Spirit of the Seas

Arise, and set thy feet to that Gate GANZIR To the Gate of the Underworld The Land of No Return Set thine eyes

The Seven Gates shall open for thee

No spell shall keep thee out

For my Number is upon you.

Take the bag of the Food of Life

Take the bag of the Water of Life

And ERESHKIGAL shall not raise her arm against you

ERESHKIGAL SHALL HAVE NO POWER OVER YOU.

Find the corpse of INANNA

Find the corpse of ISHTAR our Queen

And sprinkle the Food of Life, Sixty Times

And sprinkle the Water of Life, Sixty Times

Sixty Times the Food of Life and the Water of Life

Sprinkle upon her body

And truly

ISHTAR will rise.

With giant wings

And scales like serpents

The two elementals flew to that Gate

Invisible

NINNGHIZHIDDA saw them not Invisible

They passes the Seven Watchers

With haste they entered the Palace of Death

And they beheld several terrible sights.

The demons of all the Abyss lay there

Dead but Dreaming, they clung to the walls

Of the House of Death

Faceless and terrible

The ANNUNAKI stared out

Blind and Mad AZAG-THOTH reared up

The Eye on the Throne opened

The Dark Waters stirred

The Gates of Lapis Lazuli glistened

In the darkness

Unseen Monsters

Spawned at the Dawn of Ages

Spawned in the Battle of MARDUK and TIAMAT

Spawned in HUBUR

With the Sign of HUBUR

Lead by KINGU

With haste they fled Through the Palace of Death Stopping only at the corpse of ISHTAR

The Beautiful Queen

Mistress of the Gods

Lady of all the Harlots of UR

Bright Shining One of the Heavens

Beloved of ENKI

Lay hung and bleeding

From a thousand fatal wounds.

ERESHKIGAL Sensing their presence Cried out.

KUGAARU Armed with Fire

Looked upon the Queen of Corpses with the Ray of Fire

KALATURRU Armed with Flame

Looked upon the Queen of the Graves With the Rays of Flame.

And ERESHKIGAL Mighty in CUTHA Turned her face

Upon the corpse of INANNA Sixty times they sprinkled The Water of Life of ENKI Upon the corpse of ISHTAR Sixty times they sprinkled The Food of Life of ENKI

Upon the corpse Hung from a stake They directed the Spirit of Life INANNA AROSE.

The Dark Waters trembled and roiled.

AZAG-THOTH screamed upon his throne

CUTHALU lurched forth from his sleep

ISHNIGARRAB fled the Palace of Death

IAK SAKKAK trembled in fear and hate

The ANNUNNAKI fled their thrones

The Eye upon the Throne took flight

ERESHKIGAL roared and summoned NAMMTAR

The Magician NAMMRAR she called

But not for pursuit

But for protection.

INANNA ascended from the Underworld.

With the winged elementals she fled the Gates Of GANZIR and NETI she fled And verily

The Dead fled ahead of her.

When through the First Gate they fled ISHTAR took back her jewelled robes.

When through the Second Gate they fled ISHTAR took back her jewelled bracelets.

When through the Third Gate they fled ISHTAR took back her jewelled belt.

When through the Fourth Gate they fled ISHTAR took back her jewelled necklace.

When through the Fifth Gate they fled ISHTAR took back her Belt of Jewels.

When through the Sixth Gate they fled ISHTAR took back her Wand of Lapis

When through the Seventh Gate they fled ISHTAR took back her jewelled crown.

And the Demons rose And the Spirits of the Dead And went with her out of the Gates Looking neither right nor left Walking in front and behind

They went with ISHTAR from the Gate of GANZIR Out of the Netherworld they accompanied her

And ERESHKIGAL

Scorned Queen of the Abyss Wherein All Are Drowned Pronounced a Curse Solemn and Powerful

Against the Queen of the Rising of the Sun And NAMMTAR gave it form.

When the Lover of ISHTAR

Beloved of the Queen of Heaven

Goes down before me

Goes through the Gate of GANZIR

To the House of Death

When with him the wailing people come

The weeping woman and the wailing man

When DUMUZI is slain and buried

MAY THE DEAD RISE AND SMELL THE INCENSE!

Stoop not down, therefore, Unto the Darkly Shining World Where the ABSU lies in Dark Waters And CUTHALU sleeps and dreams

Stoop not down, therefore,

For an Abyss lies beneath the World

Reached by a descending Ladder

That hath Seven Steps

Reached by a descending Pathway

That hath Seven Gates

And therein is established

The Throne

Of an Evil and Fatal Force.

For from the Cavities of the World

Leaps forth the Evil Demon

The Evil God

The Evil Genius

The Evil Ensnarer

The Evil Phantom

The Evil Devil

The Evil Larvae

Showing no true Signs Unto mortal Man.

AND THE DEAD WILL RISE AND SMELL THE INCENSE!

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