INCANTATION. EA, SHAMASH, ASARLUHI, GREAT GODS

MS 3187
MS Short Title INCANTATION. EA, SHAMASH, ASARLUHI, GREAT GODS
Text INCANTATION. EA, SHAMASH, ASARLUHI, GREAT GODS –. YOUR INCANTATION IS LIFE, YOUR NAMES ARE PROSPERITY, YOUR UTTERANCE IS LIFE –
Description MS in Assyrian on clay, Assyria, 800-600 BC, 1 tablet, 10, 8x6, 1x2, 3 cm, 34 lines in cuneiform script, a pierced lug for suspension, 2 inscriptions and 3 pair of crossing lines on the lug handle.
Commentary This is the best preserved of only 6 such incantation amulet tablets known. The magic is related to the Maqlu type, but part of the text here seems to be new. Ea or Enki, was the god of the fresh water, creation, destinies, and was especially associated with wisdom, magic and incantations. He was one of the 3 supreme male gods, together with An and Enlil. Shamash or Utu, was the sun god and god of justice, truth and right. Asarluhi, son of Enki, city god of Kuara near Eridu, also used as an alternative name for Marduk in incantations and prayers.
See also See also MS 2447, Incantation from the series Hulbazizi, Assyria, 900-600 BC See also MS 2180, Inscription to Nabu, Assyria, ca. 646 BC
Place of origin Assyria
Dates 800-600 BC

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