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Nergal and Ereshkigal (1.110)
(818 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Myths

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…

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Dalley, Stephanie, “Nergal and Ereshkigal (1.110)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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