Ninḫursaĝ, also known as Damgalnuna or Ninmah, was the ancient Sumerian mother goddess Uttu, on her ancestress Ninhursag’s advice buried Enki’s seed in the earth, whereupon eight plants (the very first) sprung up. Enki, seeing the. Enki (Ea), along with An and Enlil, form the triad of gods at the heart . As the story Enki and Ninmah starts, trouble is brewing among the gods. The Sumerian myth Enki and Ninhursag tells the story of the . In the myth of Enki and Ninmah, Ninhursag begins on equal footing with the god.

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King in The Seven Tablets of Creation:. Retrieved 25 March Impose on him the work of carrying baskets. Unfortunately, this myth is highly fragmentary and what little that is known about it comes solely from the prologue at the beginning of the epic poem Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Nether World.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Not knowing her to be his daughter, and because she reminds him of his absent consort, Enki then seduces and has intercourse with her. On the Adda Seal, Enki is depicted with two streams of water flowing into each of his shoulders: According to ancient texts translated by L.

She counted the months. Enki’s Symbol, the Caduceus. With his two-faced servant and steward Isimud”Enki, in the swampland, in the swampland lies stretched out, ‘What is this plantwhat is this plant. Enki is well pleased with the way things turn out, saying to Ninmah: I am the nninmah of heaven and earth.


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The gods gather again in terror and turn to Enki for help, but Enki — who harnessed AbzuTiamat’s consort, for irrigation — refuses to get involved. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Hathor is at times depicted on a mountain, so it may be that hinmah two goddesses are connected. Enki promises to help and puts Abzu to sleep, confining him in irrigation canals and places him in the Kur, beneath his city of Eridu.

In the story Inanna and Shukaletuda[25] Shukaletudathe gardener, set by Enki to care for the date palm he had created, finds Inanna sleeping under the palm tree and rapes the goddess in her sleep. Enki sings his own virtues in this excerpt from the Sumerian text, Enki and the World Order: In his character, he prefers nibmah to conflict, which he seeks to avoid if possible.

Enki explains that Enlil is unfair to punish the guiltless, and the gods institute measures to ensure aand humanity does not become too populous in the future.

The gods are at a loss to know what to do; chagrined they “sit in the dust”. Ea, seated before her, prompted her.

Enki and the Creation of Humankind

In this role she is identified with Ki in the Enuma Elish. He is often said to be the son of An, and the half-brother of Enlil. This portrayal reflects Enki’s role as the god of water, life, and replenishment. Create lullu-man, let him bear the yoke. The great lord Enki said to Ninmah: He made this good place perfect with greenery in abundance. Seven gods who decree. Ninhursag cured him, taking the plants into her body and giving birth to eight deities: As the story Enki and Ninmah starts, trouble is brewing among the gods: In the later Legend of AtrahasisEnlil, the King of the Gods, sets out to eliminate humanity, whose noise is disturbing his rest.


In the Sumerian epic entitled Enmerkar and anx Lord of Arattain a speech of Enmerkaran incantation is pronounced that has a mythical introduction. Remove Umul from your lap…. They stand before me, praising me….

Enki and the Creation of Humankind – Ancient Mysteries

Enki reached out his arm over them and turned his attention to them. The weak hips and the shaky feet could not carry?

King in The Seven Tablets of Creation: The early inscriptions of Urukagina in fact go so far as to suggest that the divine pair, Enki and Ninki, were the progenitors of seven pairs of gods, including Enki as god of EriduEnlil of Nnimahand Su’en or Sin of Urand were themselves the children of An sky, heaven and Ki earth.