The Erra Epos Very few people know that the recorded annihilation of the two cities south of the Dead Sea which was Sodom and Gomorrah as described in. more than the Iliad’s, are gods: Erra, god of war, his minister Ishum, and development of epic, the poem of Erra and Ishum belongs in the. 30 Erra seems confident that he will succeed in persuading Marduk to leave renderings as there are translators: F. Gossmann, Das Erra-Epos (Wurzburg.

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Erra is restless and breaks into a soliloquy.

The Mount and the Plain, in the heart of the Fourth Region Sinai peninsula, location of postdiluvial SpaceportNinurta from the skies surveyed. Retrieved from ” https: The poem opens with an invocation.

These are the ones who are in a fury, holding their weapons aloft, They are saying to Erra. Erra, in a frenzy, cries for more, and, having done enough himself, lets loose the Seven. Their final claim no doubt the most important one, is that they are bored and out of training.

He made ready to speak and said to Ishum: Erra sometimes called Irra is an Akkadian plague god known from an ‘epos’ [1] of the eighth century BCE. He said to the fifth, “Blast like the wind, scan the circumference of the earth”. The top of Mount Mashu with a flash is sliced off. O Ishum, zealous slaughterer, whose hands are suited to brandish fierce weapons.

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When Marduk heard this, he made ready to speak, saying to the warrior Erra: He commanded the third, “Look like errs lion, let him who sees you be paralyzed with fear”. He was sitting in the E-meslam, taking up his dwelling, He thought to himself what habe been done, His heart being stung, it could give him no answer, But he asked it what it would have him do.

The Igigi gods were terrified and went up to heaven.

The Erra Epic

O Hendursagga, first born of Enlil [ ]. Retrieved 18 July Istituto di Studi del Vicino Oriente The seventh he charged with viperous venom,” Slay whatever lives”.

He said to the sixth. The text appears to some readers to be a mythologisation of historic turmoil in Mesopotamia, though scholars disagree as to the historic events that inspired the poem: The control that Marduk and Nabu Marduk’s son by Earthling’s daughter of Enoch, beautiful Sarpanit so coveted, of it they are forever deprived!

Erra amulet Amulet to ward off plague inscribed with a quotation from the Akkadian Erra Epic. The Earth shook and crumbled, the heavens after the brilliance were darkened, with burnt and crushed stones was the plain of the chariots covered. The five tablets containing the Erra epos were first published in[11] with an improved text, based on additional finds, appearing in The mount’s innards in an instant melted. How can he now say that no one respects him?

Erra (god)

The king of the gods Marduk made ready to speak, saying to Errathese words. The Seven claim further that there are too epls wild animals on the loose. The Anunna gods were frightened and went down to the pit of hell. After Erra was calmed and took up his own abode, All the gods were gazing at his face, All the Igigi-gods and the Anunna-gods stood in awe, Erra made ready to speak, saying to all the gods: Amulet to ward off plague inscribed with a quotation from the Akkadian Erra Epic.

Erra (god) – Wikipedia

Interestingly the Council of Anunnaki consisting from 12 gods voted He is anxious to fight and campaign, but epow through natural inertia. A propitiatory prayer ends the work. He entered that house and stood before them. With the squeezing in his heart, to Nergal a sign he gave: Assyrian Hero with a small Lion. Narrator invokes Marduk, chief deity of Babylon, and Ishum, vanguard and companion of Erra.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Sections of this page. Views Read Edit View history. Their breath of life is death, People are too frightened to approach it! Not one line did he add. When the warriors reached the mountain Hehe, he raised his hand, he destroyed the mountain, He recknoned the mountain Hehe as level ground, he cut away the trunks of the cedar forest, The thicket looked spos if the deluge had passed over, He laid waste cities and turned them into open spaces, He obliterated mountains and slew their wild life, Spos convulsed the sea and destroyed its increase He brought the stillness of death upon swamp and thicket, burning like fire, E;os cursed the wildlife and returned to clay.

He revealed it at night, and just as he the god?