Ge’ez/Tigrinya translation of Atrahasis – Tablet 1 – Part 8


Atra Ahasis – it is time to investigate – እተራ አሐሲስ

Atra hesus – It is the time for the inferiors – እተራ ሕጹጽ

Atra hase – It is time to make things right – እተራ ሀሴ

Ahasis – አሐሲስ – inquire, demand, scrutnize, investigate.

Hesa/Hayasa – ሔሰ\ሐየሰ – be better, be suitable, make things better.

Atra/Etera -እተራ – the turn of something. a time for something.

Hesus – ሕጹጽ – less, minor, insufficient, inferior, diminished.

Atrahasis – Tablet 1 – column 2 – line 283 – 306 then 328 – 338 then 352 – 354  (Note – some of the tablets were damaged)


283 – They ordered for calm at that time,

284 – cattle and birds,

285 – people to sell them started fighting,

286 – the meetings at that time was overflowing,

287 – getting close,

288 – to win the necklace, people were putting out their hands,

289 – when the necklace was given, fight broke out with the back end of a spear,

290 – The people who traded, they went to the holy temple one after the other,

291 – she told them, the one who chants,

293 – ‘UMI has won’ , then he has chosen, the third heaven at that time,

294 – 900 hundred times they praised her temple,

295 – Those who were tired of cleaning Nintu’s temple,,

296 – Mami couldn’t see the high priests,

297 – Then she imprisoned the people,

298 – And the people at that time,

299 – to………burned the tents,

300 – at night, thousands of them came,

301 – Nintu then called the dead ones,

302 – from the temple of the Pelicans from the land of Ishtar,

303 – 900 times they praised her and she united them,

304 – to Ishtar it was assigned the first day of the month, her holy day,

305 – then ……………………………the announcements was made,

306 – …………………………….for the great one

missing tablets ………

328 – out loud ….

329 – The one in question came ……

330 – and he saw the great one ….

331 – X face X

332 – he entered and he was made to wait …..

333 – then he forgot ……………….

334 – to instruct him …………..

335 – Enlil XXXXXXXXXX

336 – He enetered to paint the ravens/birds …….

337 – he saw his son imprisoned …..

338 – wicked are the sons of Gods …..

missing tablets …………………………

352 – when he send 600, 6000 was torn apart

353 – they died defeated in battle, those who died at that time

354 – died as if they were not humans ….


below is the the translation by Wilfred G. Lambert and Alan R. Millard for comparison


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