Nergal and Ereshkigal
When the gods organized a banquet,1
They sent a messenger
To their sister Ereshkigal.
“We cannot come down to you,
And you cannot come up to us.
So send someone to fetch a share of the food for you!”
Ereshkigal sent Namtar her vizier,
“Go up, Namtar, to high heaven!”
He went into [where] the gods were [sitting],
(10) And they [bowed (?)] and greeted Namtar,
The messenger of their eldest sister.
They bowed respe…