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Originally posted by Odium
...but Simon is English, so surely it'd be Gray?
You also have other things, Creator, God, etc.
seeders, no Enlil, no Enki...
When the god Anu created heaven,
When the god Nudimmud (Ea) created the apsu-ocean, his dwelling,
The god Ea pinched off a piece of clay in the apsu ocean,
Created (the brick god) Kull for the restoration of [temples]
Created the reed marsh and the forest for the work of their construction,
Created the gods Ninildu, Ninsimug and Arazu to be the completers of their constructions,
Created mountains and oceans for everything
Created the deities…
Created men to be the makers
Originally posted by EdenKaia
no Enlil, no Enki,...
The next would most likely be Ea. Try that.
What are the Seeders known as?
seeders, no Enlil, no Enki...
Ea answered with carefully chosen words, completing the plan for the gods' comfort. He said to Marduk,
'Let one of the kindred be taken; only one need die for the new creation. Bring the gods together in the Great Assembly; there let the guilt die, so the rest may live.'
Marduk called the Great Gods to the Synod; he presided courteously, he gave instructions and all of them listened with grave attention.
The king speaks to the rebel gods,
'Declare on your oath if ever before you spoke the truth, who instigated rebellion? Who stirred up Tiamat? Who led the battle? Let the instigator of war be handed over; guilt and retribution are on him, and peace will be yours for ever.'
The great Gods answered the Lord of the Universe, the king and counselor of gods,
........... 'It was Kingu who instigated rebellion, he stirred up that sea of bitterness and led the battle for her.'
They declared him guilty, they bound and held him down in front of Ea, they cut his arteries and from his blood they created man; and Ea imposed his servitude.
When it was done, when Ea in his wisdom had created man and man's burden, this thing was past comprehension, this marvel of subtlety conceived by Marduk and executed by Nudimmud.
Then Marduk, as king, divided the gods: one host below and another above, three hundred above for the watchers of heaven, watchers of the law of Anu; five times sixty for earth, six hundred gods between earth and heaven
Ancient Sumerians believed these stars were associated with the god Ea, also called Oannnes, who brought culture and science from the sea to mankind. Ea or Enki, Oannes (god of the waters called Apsu, the Babylonian Abyss or the waters which surround and hold up the earth,- like the Greek’s idea of "Ocean," as in Space). Ea married the goddess Ninki or Damkina (Damgalnunna, also Ninkhursag) and their children were Marduk and Nanshe. Ea was depicted as a goat with a fish’s tail (The zodiac image of Capricornus) or in human form with water gushing from his shoulders or from a vase he carried (The zodiac image of Aquarius). Ea, of the "House of the water," god of sweet waters and wisdom, with his divine word was creator of mankind from clay with the help of the Sumerian goddess Aruru (see the Akkadian version of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the wild man Enkidu). Ea was also patron of all arts, and the chief god of the Mesopotamian city of Eridu. In ancient times the year began with the entrance of the Sun into the constellation of Aries, March 21, and ended in February, the name "Anno" (Medieval Latin : anno, in the year) was given in honor of Oannes, identified with Janus (Roman god of gates and doorways, depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions or past wisdom and future knowledge), who taught the Chaldeans science and the arts and warned them of the Flood. In Palestine Oannes (a Mesopotamian god of wisdom, part man and part fish) was under the name Dagon.
When in the height heaven was not named,
And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name,
And the primeval Apsu, who begat them,
And chaos, Tiamut, the mother of them both
Their waters were mingled together,
And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen;
When of the gods none had been called into being,
And none bore a name, and no destinies were ordained;
Then were created the gods in the midst of heaven