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Let there listen the gods who are in heaven and the gods who are in the dark earth! Let there listen the mighty olden gods, Naras, Napsaras, Minkis and Ammunkis! Let there listen, Ammezadus and the gods of the olden days, the gods' fathers and mothers!
Let there listen Anus, Antus and Isharas, the fathers and mothers! Let there listen Ellilas, Ninlilas and those who are might and firmly established gods!...
Once, in the olden days Alalus was king in heaven. As long as Alalus was seated on the throne, the mighty Anus, first among the gods was standing before him. He would sink at his feet and set the drinking cup in his hand.
Nine in number were the years that Alalus was king in heaven. In the ninth year Anus gave battle to Alalus and he vanquished Alalus. He fled before him (Anu) and went down to the dark earth. Down he went to the dark earth, but Anus took his seat on the throne. As long as Anus was seated on the throne, the mighty Kumarbis (Alalu's son) would give him his food. He would sink at his feet and set the drinking cup in his hand.
Nine is the number of years that Anus was king in heaven. In the ninth year Anus gave battle to Kumarbis and like Alalus, Kumarbis gave battle to Anus. When he could no longer withstand Kumarbis' eyes, (he) Anus, he struggle forth from the hands of Kumarbis. He fled, (he) Anus, like a bird he moved up in the sky. After him rushed Kumarbis, seized Anus by his feet and drug him down from the sky.
Kumarbis bit Anus between his knees and his manhood went down inside. When it lodged there, when Kumarbis had swallowed Anus' manhood, he rejoiced and laughed. Anus turned back to him, to Kumarbis he began to speak: "Thou rejoicest over thine inside, because thou hast swallowed my manhood."
"Rejoice not over thine inside! In thine inside I have planted a heavy burden. Firstly I have impregnated thee with the noble Storm-god. (Tushub/Baal) Secondly I have impregnated thee with the river Aranzahas (Hurrian name for the Tigris), not to be endured. Thirdly I have impregnated thee with noble Tasmisus. (Vizier to the Storm-god.) Three dreadful gods have I planted in thy belly as seed. Thou shall go and end by striking the rocks of thine own mountain with thine head!"
When Anus had finished speaking, he went up to heaven and hid himself. Out of his mouth spat Kumarbis, the wise king, out of his mouth he spat…..[text damage]…. Mixed with…….That which Kumarbis spat out fell on Mount Kanzuras; […..] an awesome god therein.
Filled with fury Kumarbis went to Nippur. […..] At the lordly [….] he settled down. Kumarbis did not [….] while he counted the months. The seventh month came….
…………………[the lower third of the column is missing]…………………………
(Anus addresses the storm-god, who is still unborn inside Kumarbis and advises him of the various parts of Kumarbis' body through which he may come forth.)
The Storm-god answers from within Kumarbis: "Long life to thee! Lord of the well-spring of wisdom!.....The earth will give me its strength, the sky will give me its valor, Anus will give me his manliness, Kumarbis will give me his wisdom, Nara will give me his…..Napsaras will give me his…."
……(The giving of the bull Seris, which was sacred to the Storm-god, a wagon or chariot and other objects are also mentioned. It seems as though the Storm-god speaks of his future greatness and promises Anus to revenge him.)…………………………
………(Anus repeats his advice as to the places from which the Storm-god may come forth, among them Kumarbis' mouth and the "good place.")
(The Storm-god replies…) If I come forth from his…., it will derange my mind. If I come forth from his…., it will defile me on the spot, ….it will defile me at the ear…..If I come forth from the 'good place' a woman will…me."
(In the following the Strom-god it seems, is forewarned of what will happen if he should come forth by rending asunder Kumarbi' tarnassas.) (nobody knows what that is…)
"As he (Kumarbis/Kingu) walked along and took his place before Ayus (note: 'Ayus is the Vedic name for Enki/Ea and Ayus is a very famous name within the Vedic texts.) Kumarbis becomes dizzy and collapsed…Kumarbis began to speak to Ayus; 'Give me my son, I want to devour ….[….]….' (Indeed, it seems that Kumarbis is given something to eat, but it hurts his mouth and he begins to moan.)
(On Kumarbis' complaint Ayus advises him to call in certain experts: ) "Let them go and summon the 'poor'! Let the poor work magic on their heros, the lords and the bulls for thee! Let the poor bring sacrifices of meal for thee! (This is apparently done.)
"They began to work magic on him with [….] they kept bringing sacrifices of meal to him, they kept […] From the tarnassas he wanted to come forth, but they made Kumarbis tarnassas secure. Thus from the 'good place' came forth the valiant Storm-god."
(The birth of the Storm-god is completed and reported to Anus.)
(Anus plots to destroy Kumarbis with the help of the Storm-god. The Storm-god prepares for battle. The outcome of the battle is not narrated on the preserved part of the tablet. Apparently the two other children that developed from Anus' "manhood" that Kumarbis had spat out upon the earth also played a role in the defeat of Kumarbis. Once Kumarbis was defeated, the Storm-god took over kingship in heaven.)