3 - La visite de Nanna-Su'en à Nippur

Categorie Textes Antiques 1
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Date
-2000
Pages
10





Description - Textes Antiques

Ce texte datant de la IIIè Dynastie d'Ur raconte le voyage du dieu de cette cité, Nanna/Sîn (le dieu-lune). Il décide donc de partir d'Ur, pour rendre visite à son père Enlil et à sa mère Ninlil dans leur cité, Nippur. Il se fait construire un somptueux bateau, le charge de présents destinés à ses parents, puis il embarque. Il est successivement arrêté à Enegi, Larsa, Uruk, Shuruppak et Tummal, où les trésors qu'il transporte attisent la convoitise des sanctuaires locaux, mais il continue son chemin jusqu'à Nippur. Arrivé là, il entre dans le temple de son père, l'Ekur, et lui fait ses offrandes. Son père, heureux de cette visite et de ces présents, invite alors son fils à un grand banquet. 

Nanna profite de l'occasion pour remercier son père de ses bienfaits, et lui demander de faire des bienfaits pour sa ville, Ur. Enlil ne peut qu'accepter, et accorde à Ur la prospérité. On voit bien que ce texte a aussi des visées politiques, puisqu'il montre qu'Ur est une ville aimée des dieux, et que donc ses rois sont biens ceux qui doivent dominer la Mésopotamie.






Sources principales - Textes Antiques

 


Livre


 

Lorsque les dieux faisaient l'homme: Mythologie mésopotamienne
(352 vers)
130. Matériaux asphalte en Abzu pour construire un Bateau 
133. Inanna 

 






Textes - Textes Antiques - Langue Original
Texte Sumérien

Nanna-Suen's journey to Nibru

 

1.    ur-saj-e iri ama-/na\-[ce3] (Cited in OB catalogue from Urim (U2), 0.2.04, line 47)
2.    dnanna-dsuen-e /jectug2\-[ga-ni na-an-gub]
3.    dsuen-e iri ama-/na\-[ce3]
4.    dac-im2-babbar-re jectug2-[ga-ni na-an-gub]
5.    iri ama-na-ce3 a-a-[na-ce3]
6.    dnanna-dsuen-e jectug2-ga-ni na-[an-gub]
7.    den-lil2-la2-ce3 dnin-lil2-[la2-ce3]
8.    dac-im2-babbar-e jectug2-ga-ni na-an-gub
9.    ur-saj-me-en je26-e iri-ju10-ce3 ga-jen
10.    je26-e iri-ju10-ce3 ga-jen a-a-ju10-ce3 ga-an-ci-jen
11.    dsuen-me-en je26-e iri-ju10-ce3 ga-jen
12.    je26-e iri-ju10-ce3 ga-jen a-a-ju10-ce3 ga-an-ci-jen
13.    a-a-ju10 den-lil2-la2-ce3 ga-an-ci-jen
14.    je26-e iri-ju10-ce3 ga-jen ama-ju10-ce3 ga-an-ci-jen
15.    ama-ju10 dnin-lil2-la2-ce3 ga-an-ci-jen
16.    a-a-ju10-ce3 ga-an-ci-jen
17.    iri cen-cen-na ki sikil-la [...]

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24.    [... e3 gal]-/gal\-la-am3
25.    [... e3 gal]-/gal\-la-am3
26.    [...] e3 gal-gal-la2-am3
27.    [...] e3 gal-gal-la2-am3
28.    [nibruki]-/ju10\ jic-kin2 jic gig2 ki dug3-ge mu2-a
29.    [ec3] [nibruki]-/ju10\ jic-kin2 jic babbar ki sikil-e mu2-a
30.    [nibruki-ju10] ki dug3-ga barag-bi ca-mu-un-du3
31.    ec3 nibruki mu-bi mu dug3-ga-am3
32.    nibruki-ju10 ki dug3-ga barag-bi ca-mu-un-du3
33.    ec3 nibruki mu-bi mu dug3-ga-am3
34.    iri-ju10 kurdilmunki nu-me-a jicjicnimbar ba-mu2
35.    nibruki kurdilmunki nu-me-a jicjicnimbar ba-mu2
36.    ama gal dnin-lil2-le cag4 gada ba-ni-in-la2
37.    dsuen-e jicma2-gur8 im-nu2-e
38.    jicma2-gur8 im-nu2-e gikid-bur2 im-gi4-[gi4]
39.    jicma2-gur8-ra gi-bi tum-ma-alki-ce3
40.    dnanna-dsuen-e lu2 im-ci-in-/gi4\-[gi4]
41.    jicma2-gur8-ra esir-bi abzu-ce3
42.    dac-im2-babbar-re lu2 im-ci-in-gi4-gi4
43.    u2A.NUMUN2-bi du6-a-cag4-ga-ce3
44.    dnanna-dsuen-e lu2 im-ci-in-gi4-gi4
45.    jicmi-ri2-za-bi tir ha-cu-ur2-ra-ce3
46.    dac-im2-babbar-e lu2 im-ci-in-gi4-gi4
47.    jiceme-sig-bi tir kug-nun-na-ce3
48.    [dnanna-d]/suen\-e [lu2 im-ci-in-gi4]-/gi4\

{

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48A.    [jica-da-ma2-bi kur cim jicerin-na-ce3]
48B.    [dac-im2-babbar-e lu2 im-ci-in-gi4-gi4]

}
49.    [jicu3-bi tir] [eb2-la-ka]-/ce3\
50.    [dac-im2-babbar-e lu2 im-ci-in-gi4-gi4]
51.    [jicu3-suh5-bi jictir cim jicerin-na-ce3]
52.    [dnanna-dsuen-e lu2 im-ci-in-gi4-gi4]
53.    [u2 X X-bi jicli la-an-gi4-ce3]
54.    [dac-im2-babbar-e lu2 im-ci-in-gi4-gi4]
55.    [...]-bi [...-ce3]
56.    dac-/im2-babbar\-re /lu2\ [im-ci-in-gi4-gi4]
57.    [...]-/bi\ DUL u2 X-/ce3\
58.    dnanna-dsuen-e lu2 im-ci-in-gi4-[gi4]
59.    [jic]ma2-gur8-ra gi-bi tum-ma-al[ki-ta]
60.    [d]/nanna\-dsuen-ra mu-na-da-/ri\-[a]
61.    /jic\ma2-gur8-ra esir-bi abzu-[ta]
62.    dac-im2-babbar-ra mu-na-da-ri-a
63.    u2A.NUMUN2-bi du6-a-cag4-ga-ta
64.    dnanna-dsuen-ra mu-na-da-an-ri-a
65.    jicmi-ri2-za-bi tir ha-cu-ur2-ra-ta
66.    dac-im2-babbar-ra mu-na-da-an-ri-a
67.    jiceme-sig-bi tir kug-nun-na-ta
68.    dnanna-dsuen-ra mu-na-da-an-ri-a

{

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68A.    jica-da-ma2-bi kur cim jicerin-na-ta
68B.    dac-im2-babbar-e mu-na-da-an-ri-am3

}
69.    jicu3-bi tir eb2-la-ta
70.    dac-im2-babbar-ra mu-na-da-an-ri-a
71.    jicu3-suh5-bi jictir cim jicerin-na-ta
72.    dnanna-dsuen mu-na-da-an-ri-a
73.    u2 X X-bi jicli la-an-gi4-ta
74.    dac-im2-babbar-ra mu-na-da-an-ri-a
75.    [...-bi ...-ta]
76.    [dac-im2-babbar-ra mu-na-da-an-ri-a]
77.    [...-bi DUL u2 X-ta]
78.    [dnanna-dsuen-ra mu-na-da-an-ri-a]
79.    [...]-/ni\-in-ri
80.    /d\utu mu-un-da-hul2
81.    [...] /bi2\-in-jar
82.    dgibil6 mu-un-da-hul2
83.    [...] X ba-ni-ib-be2-e
84.    [...] ba-ni-in-dug4
85.    [...] X-nu2
86.    [...] X-bi bi2-in-du8
87.    [... mu]-/un\-da-hul2
88.    [...] X
89.    [... mu]-/un\-da-hul2
90.    [...] X
91.    [...] X

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97.    X [...]
98.    dsuen [...]
99.    ackud2-/zu\ [...]
100.    dsuen-e jicma2 X [...]
101.    dsuen-e jicma2 a-a X [...]
102.    dsuen-e jicma2-gur8-ra X [...]
103.    dsuen-e a-u3-a [...]
104.    dsuen-e a-[u3-a ...]

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110.    a-[u3-a ...]
111.    a-u3-[a ...]
112.    a-u3-a [...]
113.    a-u3-a dac-[im2-babbar-e] [...]
114.    a-u3-a ur2 [...]
115.    a-u3-a d/nanna\-[dsuen-e] [...]
116.    a-u3-a dumu [den-lil2-la2 ...]

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122.    a-[u3-a ...]
123.    a-u3-[a ...]
124.    a-u3-a [...]
125.    a-u3-a dnanna-[dsuen-e] [...]
126.    lugal-zu a-a-ni [...]
127.    dnanna cul dsuen-e [...]
128.    dsuen-e a-a [...]
129.    dac-im2-babbar-e [...]
130.    dsuen-[e] [...]

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136.    X [...] a-u3-a-ba [...]
137.    a-u3-a-ba [...] X X X [...]
138.    a-u3-a-ba [...] a-u3-a d[...]
139.    X [...] X [...] a-u3-a X X X [...]
140.    [...] BI [...] lugal-zu a-a-ni den-lil2-ra
141.    nesaj mu-un-na-ab-tum3 [...] MU [...] X
142.    [...] saj us2 mu-na-dur2-ru-ne-ec
143.    a-u3-a-ba dumu X X X dnanna-ar X gi4 X
144.    mu-na-dur2-ru-ne-[ec ...] X [...]

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147.    [dnanna-dsuen]-me-en [...]-en
148.    [e2] [den-lil2-la2]-ce3 X [(X) zag im]-/la2\-la2-e-en
149.    dac-im2-babbarar-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3
150.    X X [...] zag im-la2-la2-e-en

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157.    [gud-da tur3-re gu2 bi2-ib-gur-gur-re]
158.    [dnanna-dsuen-e e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3]
159.    [udu niga cag4 mu-da-ab-la2-e]
160.    [dac-im2-babbar-e e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3]
161.    [tur3-e ib2-da-ab-luh-luh-e]
162.    [dnanna-dsuen-e e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3]
163.    [ud5-de3 nij2-ar3-ra bi2-ib2-gu7-e]
164.    [dac-im2-babbar-e e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3]
165.    [ze2-da-nij2-bar-bar-sur-ra ...]
166.    [dnanna-dsuen-e e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3]
167.    [pec2-jic-gi nij2 kun sud kun sud-da]
168.    [cag4 am3-mi-ni-ib2-gul-gul]
169.    [dac-im2-babbar-e e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3]
170.    [kud-da mucen tur-re cu bi2-ib2-zu-zu]
171.    [dnanna-dsuen-e e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3]
172.    [u5-bi2mucen tur tul2-ta ba-ra-an-tum2-mu]
173.    dac-im2-babbar-[e] [e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3]
174.    a-zag-gun3mucen tur X-ta ba-ra-an-tum2-mu
175.    dnanna-dsuen-e e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3
176.    suhurku6-e cag4 mu-da-ab-sur-re
177.    dac-im2-babbar-re e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3
178.    ectubku6-e <...>-bi zag im-la2
179.    dnanna-dsuen-e e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3
180.    i3 A.NUMUN2 a mu-un-de2-de2-e
181.    dac-im2-babbar-re e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3
182.    nunuz jir3-lam-ma mu-un-/sig9\-[sig9-ge]
183.    dnanna-dsuen-e e2 [den-lil2-la2-ce3]
184.    gi sumun gi henbur mud [jal2 im-me]
185.    dac-im2-babbar-re e2 d[en-lil2-la2-ce3]
186.    u8 600-am3 sila4 im-mi-in-tu-ud
187.    udu-utua2-bi cag4-ba cu ba-ni-in-ba-ba
188.    gu2 id2surungal-la im-mi-in-ba
189.    dnanna-dsuen-e e2 den-[lil2-la2-ce3]
190.    ud5 600-am3 mac2 im-mi-in-tu-[ud]
191.    mac2-ud5-da cag4-ba cu ba-ni-in-ba-ba
192.    gu2 id2surungal-la im-mi-in-ba
193.    dac-im2-babbar-re e2 den-lil2-[la2-ce3]
194.    ab2 600-am3 amar im-mi-in-tu-[ud]
195.    gud-ab2-ba cag4-ba cu ba-ni-in-ba-ba
196.    gu2 id2surungal-la im-mi-in-ba
197.    dnanna-dsuen-e e2 d/en\-[lil2-la2-ce3]
198.    nidba-a saj-bi enegirki-a ejer-/bi\ [urim2ki-ma]
199.    e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nam-ta-ab-e3
200.    dnin-girid2-da e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nam-ta-ab-e3
201.    silim-ma he2-me-en silim-ma he2-me-en jicma2 silim-ma he2-me-en
202.    jicma2 dsuen-na silim-ma he2-me-en jicma2 silim-ma he2-me-en
203.    jic/ma2\-[gur8]-/ra\ zid2 im-ma-ab-gub-be2 duh im-ma-ab-sal-e
204.    jiri3-/ni gakkul\ zabar-ra im-ma-an-cu2-cu2

{

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204A.    cu-si-ni bulug jictackarin mu-na-an-bur12-bur12-re

}
205.    ackud2-bi i3-he-nun-na-ka cu ga-am3-ma-ni-ib-ur3
206.    cag4-zu-a i3-nun lal3 jectin nij2 he2-ni-ib-gu-ul-gu-ul-e
207.    si jicma2-saj-ja2-zu suhurku6 ectubku6 /ul-ul\ hu-mu-ni-ib-/dug4\
208.    jicma2-e gu2-bi nu-mu-na-ab-cum2-mu nibruki-ce3 ba-du-[un]
209.    nidba-a saj-bi larsamki-ma ejer-bi enegirki-a
210.    e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nam-ta-ab-e3
211.    dce-ri5-da sag9-ga e2-<ta> nu-e3 e2-ta nam-ta-ab-e3
212.    silim-ma he2-me-en silim-ma he2-me-en jicma2 silim-ma he2-me-en
213.    jicma2 a-a-ju10 silim-ma he2-me-en jicma2 silim-ma he2-me-[en]
214.    jicma2-gur8-ra zid2 im-ma-ab-gub-be2 duh im-ma-ab-[sal-e]
215.    jiri3-ni gakkul zabar-ra im-ma-an-cu2-cu2

{

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215A.    cu-si-ni jicbulug jictackarin mu-na-bur12-bur12-re

}
216.    ackud2-bi i3-he-nun-na-ka cu ga-am3-ma-ni-ib-ur3
217.    cag4-zu-a i3-nun lal3 jectin nij2 he2-ni-ib-gu-ul-gu-[ul-e]
218.    si jicma2-saj-ja2-zu suhurku6 ectubku6 ul-ul hu-mu-ni-/ib\-[dug4]
219.    jicma2-e gu2-bi nu-mu-na-ab-cum2-mu nibruki-ce3 ba-du-[un]
220.    nidba-a saj-bi ki unugki-ga ejer-bi larsam/ki\-[ma]
221.    e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nam-ta-/ab\-[e3]
222.    kug dinana-ke4 e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nam-ta-ab-e3
223.    silim-ma he2-me-en silim-ma he2-[me-en] jicma2 silim-ma he2-me-en
224.    jicma2 a-a-ju10 silim-ma he2-me-en jic/ma2\ [silim-ma he2]-/me\-en

{

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224A.    jicma2 dsuen-na silim-ma he2-/me-en\ jicma2 /silim\-[ma he2-me-en]

}
225.    jicma2-gur8-ra zid2 im-ma-ab-gub-be2 duh im-ma-ab-sal-e
226.    jiri3-ni gakkul zabar-ra im-ma-an-cu2-cu2

{

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226A.    cu-si-ni bulug jictackarin-na mu-na-an-bur12-bur12-re

}
227.    ackud2-zu i3-he-nun-na-ka cu ga-am3-ma-ni-ib-ur3
228.    cag4-zu-a i3-nun lal3 jectin nij2 he2-ni-ib-gu-ul-gu-/ul\-[e]
229.    si jicma2-saj-ja2-zu suhurku6 ectubku6 ul-ul hu-mu-/ni\-[ib-dug4]
230.    jicma2-e gu2-bi nu-mu-na-ab-/cum2\-[mu] nibruki-ce3 ba-du-[un]
231.    nidba-a saj-bi curuppagki-a ejer-bi unugki-ga
232.    e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nam-ta-ab-e3
233.    dnin-unug-ke4 e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nam-ta-ab-e3
234.    silim-ma he2-me-en silim-ma he2-me-en jicma2 silim-ma he2-me-en
235.    jicma2 dsuen-na silim-ma he2-me-en jicma2 silim-ma he2-me-en
236.    jicma2-gur8-ra zid2 im-ma-ab-gub-be2 duh im-ma-ab-sal-e
237.    jiri3-ni gakkul zabar-ra im-ma-an-cu2-cu2

{

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237A.    cu-si-ni bulug jictackarin-na mu-na-an-bur12-bur12-re

}
238.    ackud2-zu i3-he-nun-na-ka cu ga-am3-ma-ni-ib-ur3
239.    cag4-zu-a i3-nun lal3 jectin nij2 he2-ni-ib-gu-ul-gu-ul-e
240.    si jicma2-saj-ja2-zu suhurku6 ectubku6 ul-ul hu-mu-ni-/ib\-[dug4]
241.    jicma2-e gu2-bi nu-mu-na-ab-cum2-mu nibruki-ce3 ba-du-[un]
242.    nidba-a saj-bi tum-ma-alki-a ejer-bi curuppagki-ga
243.    e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nam-ta-ab-e3
244.    dnin-lil2 sag9-ga e2-ta nu-e3 e2-ta nam-ta-ab-e3
245.    silim-ma he2-me-en silim-ma he2-me-en jicma2 silim-ma he2-me-en
246.    jicma2 dumu nun-na silim-ma he2-me-en jicma2 silim-ma he2-me-en
247.    jicma2-gur8-ra zid2 im-ma-ab-gub-be2 duh im-ma-ab-sal-e
248.    jiri3-ni gakkul zabar-ra im-ma-an-cu2-cu2

{

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248A.    cu-si-ni /bulug\ jic/tackarin\-[na] /mu\-na-an-bur12-bur12-re

}
249.    ackud2-zu i3-he-nun-na-ka cu ga-am3-ma-ni-ib-ur3
250.    cag4-zu-a i3-nun lal3 jectin nij2 he2-ni-ib-gu-ul-gu-ul-e
251.    si jicma2-saj-ja2-zu suhurku6 ectubku6 ul-ul hu-mu-ni-ib-dug4
252.    jicma2-e gu2-bi nu-mu-na-ab-cum2-mu nibruki-ce3 ba-du-un
253.    nidba-a saj-bi nibruki-a ejer-bi tum-ma-alki-a
254.    kar za-gin3 kar den-lil2-la2-ce3
255.    dnanna-dsuen-e jicma2 na-ga-am3-mi-in-us2
256.    kar babbar kar den-lil2-la2-ce3
257.    dac-im2-babbar2-e jicma2 na-ga-am3-mi-in-us2
258.    kun-saj a-a ugu-na nam-mi-in-gub
259.    i3-du8 a-a ugu-ni-ra gu3 mu-na-de2-e
260.    e2 jal2-lu i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu
261.    [e2] /jal2\-lu dkal-kal e2 jal2-lu
262.    [dkal]-/kal\ lu2-jic-e3 e2 jal2-lu
263.    [lu2-jic]-ed3 jic-e3 e2 jal2-lu
264.    i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu dkal-kal e2 jal2-lu
265.    gud-da tur3-re gu2 bi2-ib-gur-gur-re
266.    dnanna-dsuen-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 [jal2-lu]
267.    udu niga cag4 mu-da-ab-la2-e
268.    dac-im2-babbar-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu
269.    tur3-e ib2-<da>-ab-luh-luh-e
270.    dnanna-dsuen-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu
271.    ud5-de3 nij2-ar3-ra bi2-ib2-gu7-en
272.    dac-im2-babbar-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu
273.    ze2-da-nij2-bar-bar-sur-ra <...>
274.    dnanna-dsuen-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu
275.    pec2-jic-gi nij2 kun sud kun sud-da
276.    dac-im2-babbar-me-en cag4 am3-mi-ni-ib2-gul-gul
277.    dac-im2-babbar-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu
278.    kud-da mucen tur-re cu bi2-ib2-zu-zu
279.    dnanna-dsuen-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu
280.    u5-bi2mucen tur tul2-ta ba-ra-an-tum2-mu
281.    dac-im2-babbar-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu
282.    a-zag-gun3mucen tur tul2-ta ba-ra-an-tum2-mu
283.    dnanna-dsuen-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu
284.    suhurku6-e cag4 mu-da-ab-sur-re
285.    dac-im2-babbar2-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 jal2-[lu]
286.    ectubku6-e zag im-la2-la2-e
287.    dnanna-d/suen\-[me]-en e2 [den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3]-du8 e2 jal2-lu
288.    i3 A.NUMUN2 a mu-un-de2-de2-e
289.    dac-im2-babbar-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu
290.    nunuz jir3-lam-e mu-un-sig9-sig9-ge
291.    dnanna-dsuen-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu
292.    gi sumun gi henbur-e [mud] jal2 im-me
293.    dac-im2-babbar-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu
294.    u8 600-am3 sila4 im-mi-in-[tu]-ud
295.    udu-utua2-bi cag4-ba cu ba-ni-in-ba-ba
296.    gu2 id2surungal im-[mi-in-ba]
297.    dnanna-dsuen-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-/du8\ [e2 jal2-lu]
298.    ud5 600-am3 mac2 im-mi-in-tu-ud
299.    mac2-ud5-da-bi cag4-ba cu ba-ni-in-ba-ba
300.    gu2 id2surungal [im-mi-in-ba]
301.    dac-im2-babbar-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 i3-[du8] e2 [jal2-lu]
302.    ab2 /600\-am3 amar im-mi-in-tu-ud
303.    gud-ab2-ba cag4-ba cu ba-ni-in-ba-ba
304.    gu2 id2surungal im-mi-[in-ba]
305.    dnanna-dsuen-me-en e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3 [i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu]
306.    i3-du8 e2 jal2-lu dkal-kal e2 /jal2-lu\
307.    nij2 saj jicma2 nij2-saj ga-ra-ni-ib-cum2
308.    nij2 ejer jicma2 nij2 ejer ga-ra-ni-ib-cum2
309.    hul2-la-da i3-du8-e hul2-la-da
310.    i3-du8-e hul2-la-da e2 taka4 nam-mi-in-la2
311.    dkal-kal lu2-jic-e3 hul2-la-da
312.    i3-du8-e hul2-la-da e2 taka4 nam-mi-in-la2
313.    dkal-kal lu2-jicmud-e hul2-la-da
314.    i3-du8-e hul2-la-da e2 taka4 nam-mi-in-la2
315.    kur-ra igi jal2 e2 den-lil2-la2-ce3
316.    dnanna-dsuen-e nidba si bi2-in-sa2
317.    den-lil2-e nidba hul2-la-da
318.    dumu-ni dsuen-ra ninda mu-na-ba-e
319.    dsuen-ra den-lil2 mu-un-da-hul2 mi2 zid na-mu-un-ne
320.    lu2-tur-ju10 lu2 nindagug2 gu7-a-ra nindagug2 cum2-mu-na-ab-ze2-en
321.    dnanna-ju10 nindagug2 gu7 ki aj2-ja2-ra nindagug2 cum2-mu-na-ab-ze2-en
322.    ninda-ba u3 ninda mah e2-kur-ta e3-mu-na-ra-ab-ze2-en
323.    kac sig5-ga a2 sikil-la-ju10 de2-mu-na-ra-ab-ze2-en
324.    ti-lim-da u18-ru ki us2-sa mu-bi he2-em-ma-X-(X)
325.    nindagug2 gi-rin-na lal3 si-gug2 a sikil dug4-ga-na-ab-ze2-en
326.    dsuen-e a-a ugu-ni-ra mu-na-ni-ib-gi4-gi4
327.    a-a ugu-ju10 gu7-a-zu ci-im-si-in
328.    kur gal a-a ugu-ju10 naj-a-zu ci-im-si-in
329.    igi il2-la-zu nam-lugal-am3
330.    den-lil2 he2-jal2-zu a-GABA gub-ba-am3
331.    cum2-ma-da-ab den-lil2 cum2-ma-da-ab urim2ki-ce3 ga-jen
332.    id2-da a-ectub cum2-ma-da-ab urim2ki ga-jen
333.    a-cag4-ga ce gu-nu cum2-ma-da-ab urim2ki ga-jen
334.    ambar-ra ku6-da suhurku6 cum2-ma-da-ab urim2ki ga-jen
335.    jic-gi-a gi sumun gi henbur cum2-ma-da-ab urim2ki ga-jen
336.    jictir-jictir-ra ceg9 ceg9-bar cum2-ma-da-ab urim2ki ga-jen
337.    an-edin-na jicmac-gurum cum2-ma-da-ab urim2ki ga-jen
338.    pu2-kiri6 lal3 jectin cum2-ma-da-ab urim2ki ga-jen
339.    e2-gal-la zi su3-ud-jal2 cum2-ma-da-ab urim2ki ga-jen
340.    mu-na-an-cum2 den-lil2 mu-na-an-cum2 urim2ki-ce3 ba-jen
341.    id2-da a-ectub mu-na-an-cum2 urim2ki-ce3 ba-jen
342.    a-cag4-ga ce gu-nu mu-na-an-cum2 urim2ki-ce3 ba-jen
343.    ambar-a ku6-da suhurku6 mu-na-an-cum2 urim2ki-ce3 ba-jen
344.    jic-gi-a gi sumun gi henbur mu-na-an-cum2 urim2ki-ce3 ba-jen
345.    tir-tir-ra ceg9 ceg9-bar mu-na-an-cum2 urim2ki-ce3 ba-jen
346.    an-edin-na jicmac-gurum mu-na-an-cum2 urim2ki-ce3 ba-jen
347.    pu2-kiri6 lal3 jectin mu-na-an-cum2 urim2ki-ce3 ba-jen
348.    e2-gal-la zi su3-ud-jal2 mu-na-an-cum2 urim2ki-ce3 ba-an-jen
349.    lugal-ju10 barag-za den-lil2-la2
350.    dnanna-ar-dsuen-e ud 7 he2-a-ci-ib-tud
351.    barag kug-za ama gal dnin-lil2-la2
352.    en dac-im2-babbar-e ud 7 he2-a-ci-ib-tud

 

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Nanna-Suen's journey to Nibru

 

1-8. The heroic Nanna-Suen fixed his mind on the city of his mother. Suen Acimbabbar fixed his mind on the city of his mother. Nanna-Suen fixed his mind on the city of his mother and his father. Acimbabbar fixed his mind on the city of Enlil and Ninlil:

9-16. "I, the hero, will set off for my city. I will set off for my city, I will set off to my father. I, Suen, will set off for my city. I will set off for my city, I will set off to my father. I will set off to my father Enlil. I will set off for my city, I will set off to my mother. I will set off to my mother Ninlil. I will set off to my father."

17-27. "The shining city, the pure place ....... 
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...... very great, ...... very great, ...... very great, ...... very great."

28-36. "My Nibru, where black birch trees grow in a good place, my sanctuary Nibru, where white birch trees grow in a pure place -- my Nibru's shrine is built in a good place. The sanctuary Nibru's name is a good name. My Nibru's shrine is built in a good place. The sanctuary Nibru's name is a good name. Before Dilmun existed, palm trees grew in my city. Before Dilmun existed, palm trees grew in Nibru and the great mother Ninlil was clothed in fine linen."

37-38. Suen set about constructing (?) a barge. He set about constructing (?) a barge and sent for reed matting.

39-48. Nanna-Suen despatched people to Tummal for the barge's reeds. Acimbabbardespatched people to the abzu for the barge's pitch. Nanna-Suen despatched people to Du-acaga for its rushes. Acimbabbar despatched people to the cypress forest for its strakes (?). Nanna-Suen despatched people to the forests of Kug-nuna for its ribbing (?). {(3 mss. add 2 lines in a parallel passage:) Acimbabbar despatched people to the mountain of fragrant cedar for its beams.}

49-58. Acimbabbar despatched people to the forests of Ebla for its planking. Nanna-Suendespatched people to the fragrant cedar forest for its fir wood. Acimbabbar despatched people to the junipers of Langi for its ....... Acimbabbar despatched people to ...... for its ....... Nanna-Suen despatched people to the mound of ...... for its .......

59-82. When the barge's reeds were brought to Nanna-Suen from Tummal, when the barge's pitch was brought to Acimbabbar from the abzu, when its rushes were brought to Nanna-Suenfrom Du-acaga, when its strakes (?) were brought to Acimbabbar from the cypress forest, when its ribbing (?) was brought to Nanna-Suen from the forests of Kug-nuna, {(3 mss. add 2 lines:) when its beams were brought to Acimbabbar from the mountain of fragrant cedar,} when its planking was brought to Acimbabbar from the forests of Ebla, when its fir wood was brought to Nanna-Suen from the fragrant cedar forest, when its ...... was brought to Acimbabbar from the junipers of Langi, when its ...... was brought to Acimbabbar from ......, when its ...... was brought to Nanna-Suen from the mound of ......, 
1 line fragmentaryUtu rejoiced at him and put ....... Gibil rejoiced at him. 
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147-150. (He declared:) "I am Nanna-Suen, I ......, I will ...... to the house of Enlil. I am Acimbabbar, and I will ...... to the house of Enlil." 
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157-166. Nanna-Suen will gather bulls for the cow-pen for the house of Enlil. Acimbabbar will collect (?) fattened sheep for the house of Enlil. Nanna-Suen will purify the cow-pen for the house of Enlil. Acimbabbar will feed meal to the goats for the house of Enlil. Nanna-Suen will ...... porcupines for the house of Enlil.

167-175. Acimbabbar will ...... long-tailed bush-rats for the house of Enlil. Nanna-Suen will gather (?) turtles (?) and small birds for the house of Enlil. Acimbabbar will bring small ubibirds from the pond for the house of Enlil. Nanna-Suen will bring small azagun birds from the ...... for the house of Enlil.

176-185. Acimbabbar will ...... suhur carp for the house of Enlil. Nanna-Suen will ...... ectubcarp for the house of Enlil. Acimbabbar will pour the oil of rushes onto the water for the house of Enlil. Nanna-Suen will fill baskets with eggs for the house of Enlil. Acimbabbar will cause old reed and fresh reed to thrive for the house of Enlil.

186-197. Nanna-Suen will cause six hundred ewes to give birth to lambs for the house of Enlil, for he will cause their rams to be let loose among them, and he will distribute them along the banks of the Surungal canal. Acimbabbar will cause six hundred she-goats to give birth to kids for the house of Enlil, for he will cause their bucks to be let loose among them, and he will distribute them along the banks of the Surungal canal. Nanna-Suen will cause six hundred cows to give birth to calves for the house of Enlil, for he will cause their bulls to be let loose among them, and he will distribute them along the banks of the Surungal canal.

198-202. Enegir lay ahead of the offerings, Urim lay behind them. She brought out of the house what should not come out of the house, what should not come out of the house -- Ningirida brought out of the house what should not come out of the house: "Welcome, welcome, welcome, O boat! O boat of Suen, welcome, welcome, O boat!"

203-208. She laid out flour before the barge and spread bran. At her feet stood a covered bronze gakkul vat. {(1 ms. adds 1 line:) With her fingers she pulled out the boxwood bung (?) for him (declaring):} "I shall rub precious oil on this peg. May ghee, syrup and wine be abundant in your midst, may the suhur carp and the ectub carp rejoice at the prow of your boat!" But the boat did not give her its cargo: "I am going to Nibru!"

209-213. Larsam lay ahead of the offerings, Enegir lay behind them. She brought out of the house what should not come out of the house, what should not come out of the house -- the lovely Cerida brought out of the house what should not come out of the house: "Welcome, welcome, welcome, O boat! O boat of my father, welcome, welcome, O boat!"

214-219. She laid out flour before the barge and spread bran. At her feet stood a covered bronze gakkul vat. {(1 ms. adds 1 line:) With her fingers she pulled out the boxwood bung (?) for him (declaring):} "I shall rub precious oil on this peg. May ghee, syrup and wine be abundant in your midst, may the suhur carp and the ectub carp rejoice at the prow of your boat!" But the boat did not give her its cargo: "I am going to Nibru!"

220-224. Unug lay ahead of the offerings, Larsam lay behind them. She brought out of the house what should not come out of the house, what should not come out of the house -- holy Inana brought out of the house what should not come out of the house: "Welcome, welcome, welcome, O boat! O boat of my father welcome, welcome, O boat! {(1 ms. adds 1 line:) O boat of Suen welcome, welcome, O boat!}"

225-230. She laid out flour before the barge and spread bran. At her feet stood a covered bronze gakkul vat. {(1 ms. adds 1 line:) With her fingers she pulled out the boxwood bung (?) for him (declaring):} "I shall rub precious oil on your peg. May ghee, syrup and wine be abundant in your midst, may the suhur carp and the ectub carp rejoice at the prow of your boat!" But the boat did not give her its cargo: "I am going to Nibru!"

231-235. Curuppag lay ahead of the offerings, Unug lay behind them. She brought out of the house what should not come out of the house, what should not come out of the house -- Ninunuga brought out of the house what should not come out of the house: "Welcome, welcome, welcome, O boat! O boat of Suen welcome, welcome, O boat!"

236-241. She laid out flour before the barge and spread bran. At her feet stood a covered bronze gakkul vat. {(1 ms. adds 1 line:) With her fingers she pulled out the boxwood bung (?) for him (declaring):} "I shall rub precious oil on this peg. May ghee, syrup and wine be abundant in your midst, may the suhur carp and the ectub carp rejoice at the prow of your boat!" But the boat did not give her its cargo: "I am going to Nibru!"

242-246. Tummal lay ahead of the offerings, Curuppag lay behind them. She brought out of the house what should not come out of the house, what should not come out of the house -- the fair Ninlil brought out of the house what should not come out of the house: "Welcome, welcome, welcome, O boat! O boat of the princely son welcome, welcome, O boat!"

247-252. She laid out flour before the barge and spread bran. At her feet stood a covered bronze gakkul vat. {(1 ms. adds 1 line:) With her fingers she pulled out the boxwood bung (?) for him (declaring):} "I shall rub precious oil on this peg. May ghee, syrup and wine be abundant in your midst, may the suhur carp and the ectub carp rejoice at the prow of your boat!" But the boat did not give her its cargo: "I am going to Nibru!"

253-257. Nibru lay ahead of the offerings, Tummal lay behind them. At the Shining Quay, the quay of Enlil, Nanna-Suen finally docked the boat. At the White Quay, the quay of Enlil, Acimbabbar finally docked the boat.

258-264. He stood at the grand stairway of his father who begot him and called out to the porter of his father who begot him: "Open the house, porter, open the house! Open the house, Kalkal, open the house! Kalkal, doorkeeper, open the house! Doorman, doorkeeper, open the house! Porter, open the house! Kalkal, open the house!"

265-274. "I, Nanna-Suen, have gathered bulls for the cow-pen for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house. I, Acimbabbar, have collected (?) fattened sheep for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house. I, Nanna-Suen, shall purify the cow-pen for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house. I, Acimbabbar, shall feed meal to the goats for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house. I, Nanna-Suen, have ...... porcupines for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house."

275-283. "I, Acimbabbar -- I, Acimbabbar -- have ...... long-tailed bush-rats for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house. I, Nanna-Suen, have gathered (?) turtles (?) and little birds for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house. I, Acimbabbar, have brought small ubi birds from the pond for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house. I, Nanna-Suen, have brought small azagun birds from the pond for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house."

284-293. "I, Acimbabbar, ...... suhur carp for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house. I, Nanna-Suen, ...... ectub carp for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house. I, Acimbabbar, shall pour the oil of rushes onto the water for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house. I, Nanna-Suen, have filled baskets with eggs for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house. I, Acimbabbar, have caused old reed and fresh reed to thrive for the house of Enlil; porter, open the house."

294-305. "I, Nanna-Suen, have caused six hundred ewes to give birth to lambs for the house of Enlil, for I have caused their rams to be let loose among them, and I have distributed them along the banks of the Surungal canal; porter, open the house. I, Acimbabbar, have caused six hundred she-goats to give birth to kids for the house of Enlil, for I have caused their bucks to be let loose among them, and I have distributed them along the banks of the Surungalcanal; porter, open the house. I, Nanna-Suen, have caused six hundred cows to give birth to calves for the house of Enlil, for I have caused their bulls to be let loose among them, and I have distributed them along the banks of the Surungal canal; porter, open the house."

306-308. "Porter, open the house! Kalkal, open the house! I will give you that which is in the prow of the boat as a first offering, and I will give you that which is in the stern of the boat as a last offering."

309-318. Rejoicing, the porter rejoicing, the porter rejoicing opened the house. Kalkal, the doorkeeper, rejoicing, the porter rejoicing opened the house. Kalkal, in charge of the bolt-handle, rejoicing, the porter rejoicing opened the house. At the house of Enlil, ......, Nanna-Suen made the offerings. Enlil, rejoicing over the offerings, offered bread to Suen, his son.

319-325. Enlil rejoiced over Suen and spoke kindly: "Give sweet cakes to my little fellow who eats sweet cakes. Give sweet cakes to my Nanna who loves eating sweet cakes. Bring out from the E-kur the bread allotment and first quality bread for him. Pour out for him the finest beer, my pure ....... May the ...... of the towering tilimda vessels, standing on the ground, ....... Order pure sweet cake, syrup, crescent (?) cake and clear water for him."

326-330. Suen replied to his father who begot him: "Father who begot me, I am indeed satisfied with what you have given me to eat. O Great Mountain, father who begot me, I am indeed satisfied with what you have given me to drink. Wherever you lift your eyes, there is kingship. O Enlil, your abundance is ......."

331-339. "Give to me, Enlil, give to me -- I want to set off for Urim! In the river give me the carp-flood -- I want to set off for Urim! In the fields give me speckled barley -- I want to set off for Urim! In the marshes give me kuda carp and suhur carp -- I want to set off for Urim! In the reedbeds give me old reed and fresh reed -- I want to set off for Urim! In the forests give me the ibex and wild ram -- I want to set off for Urim! In the high plain give me the macgurum tree -- I want to set off for Urim! In the orchards give me syrup and wine -- I want to set off for Urim! In the palace give me long life -- I want to set off for Urim!"

340-348. He gave to him, Enlil gave to him -- and he set off for Urim. In the river he gave him the carp-flood -- and he set off for Urim. In the field he gave him speckled barley -- and he set off for Urim. In the pond he gave him kuda carp and suhur carp -- and he set off for Urim. In the reedbeds he gave him old reed and fresh reed -- and he set off for Urim. In the forests he gave him the ibex and wild ram -- and he set off for Urim. In the high plain he gave him the macgurum tree -- and he set off for Urim. In the orchards he gave him syrup and wine -- and he set off for Urim. In the palace he gave him long life -- and he set off for Urim.

349-352. My king, on your throne, for Enlil, may Nanna-Suen make you be born for seven days. On your holy throne, for the great mother Ninlil, may Lord Acimbabbar make you be born for seven days.

 

Copyright © Black, J.A., Cunningham, G., Fluckiger-Hawker, E, Robson, E., and Zólyomi, G., The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (http://www-etcsl.orient.ox.ac.uk/), Oxford 1998

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