- Missing information....
- 'At his command your weapon
struck me evilly.
- As I let the me go out of my
hand, these me returned to the abzu.
- As I let the divine plan go
out of my hand, this divine plan returned to the
- This tablet of destinies
returned to the abzu. I was stripped of the
- Ninurta was stunned at these
words of the Anzu chick.
- Ninmena gave out a wail: 'And
what about me?
- These me have not fallen into
my hand. I shall not exercise their lordship.
- I shall not live (?) like him
in the shrine, in the abzu.'
- Father Enki in
the abzu knew what had been said.
- The chick Anzu took the hero
Ninurta by his hand and drew near with him to Enki's
place, the abzu.
- The chick Anzu
returned Uta-ulu to the abzu. The lord was delighted
with the hero, father Enki was delighted with the hero
- The lord Nudimmud
honoured him duly:
- 'Hero, no god among your
brother gods could have acted so.
- As for the bird which your
mighty weapon captured,
- from now to eternity you will
keep your foot placed on its neck.
- May the great gods give your
heroic strength its due.
- May your father Enlil do
whatever you command.
- May Ninmena not fashion your
- May no one be as awesome as
you and no god extend an upraised hand before
- Monthly may your house (?)
regularly receive tributes in the shrine, in the
- May An (?) proclaim your name
in the seat of honour.'
- The hero secretly was not
happy with these promises.
- Where he stood, he darkened
and yellowed like (?) a flood-storm (?).
- He contemplated great deeds
and inwardly he was rebellious.
- He uttered a word which has no
- The hero Ninurta set his
sights on the whole world.
- He told no one and inwardly
did not .......
- The great lord Enki
intuitively grasped the substance of the plan.
- In the shrine, in the abzu he
stirred up a dark flood-storm.
- By the house the minister
Isimud opposed Ninurta.
- The hero Ninurta refused to
come out and raised his hand against the minister
- Against Ninurta, Enki
fashioned a turtle
from the clay of the abzu.
- Against him he stationed the
turtle at an opening, at the gate of the abzu.
- Enki talked to him near the
place of the ambush and brought him to the place where
the turtle was.
- The turtle was able to grab
Ninurta's tendon from behind.
- The hero Ninurta managed to
turn back its feet.
- Enki, as if perplexed, said,
'What is this!'
- He had the turtle scrape the
ground with its claws, had it dig an evil pit.
- The hero Ninurta fell into it
with the turtle.
- The hero did not know how to
get out from ....... The turtle kept on gnawing his
feet with its claws (?).
- The great lord Enki said to
him: 'From ......, you who set your mind to kill me,
...... who makes big claims - I cut down, I raise
- You who set your sights on me
like this - what has your position seized for you, how
- Where has your strength fled?
Where is your heroism?
- In the great mountains you
caused destruction, but how will you get out
- Ninmena learned of this situation. She ripped
the clothes on her body and she .......
- 'You my plant-eater Enki, who
shall I send to you?
- Men will shake their heads in
fear ....... Who shall I send to you?
- That name is not Enki. That
name is Ugugu-that-does-not-pour (?).
- You who are death which has no
mercy, who shall I send to you?'
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