In historical terms, his genealogy is insufficient, which means the origin of Enmerkar, his parents, and where he came from is shrouded in mystery. He was born in the "heart of the mountains," which were called "mountains of the pure ME. Enmerkar was famous for his war against the prosperous city of Aratta, which was hundreds of kilometers east of present-day southern Iran, ancient Persia. According to texts dating from around BC, Aratta was a beautifully decorated and flourishing capital with a citadel fashioned with green lapis lazuli and its lofty towers of bright red brick.
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Welcome to mesopotamiangods. Brown, not the Authors, Translators, or Publishers! But the city of Aratta, in the snow-capped mountains that border Mesopotamia is also under the protection of the Goddess, and ruled by an en devoted to Her as well.
In order to please the gods, Enmerkar plans to build a lavish temple in Uruk which would be the first among its kind. Plenty, and carp floods, and the rain which brings forth dappled barley were then increased in Unug Kulaba.
Before …… carried ……, before ……, before …… carried ……, before the commerce was practiced; before gold, silver, copper, tin, blocks of lapis lazuli, and mountain stones were brought down together from their mountains, before …… bathed for the festival, ……, …… time passed. But he did not please her like the lord of Kulaba. Aratta did not build for holy Inanna — unlike the Shrine E-ana , the jipar, the holy place, unlike brick-built Kulaba Uruk ziggurat. Let Aratta submit beneath the yoke for Unug on my behalf.
May the people marvel admiringly, and may Utu witness it in joy. I shall offer you advice: let my counsel be heeded. I shall speak words to you; let them be heard. Choose from the troops as a messenger one who is eloquent of speech and endowed with endurance. Where and to whom shall he carry the important message of wise Inanna? Let him bring it up into the Zubi Mountains, let him descend with it from the Zubi Mountains.
In the great mountain ranges, let the teeming multitudes grovel in the dust for her. Aratta shall submit beneath the yoke to Unug Uruk. When in the Abzu you utter praise, when you bring the me alien technologies from Eridug Eridu , when, in lordship, you are adorned with the crown like a purified shrine, when you place on your head the holy crown in Unug Kulaba, then may the …… of the great shrine bring you into the jipar, and may the …… of the jipar bring you into the great shrine.
Because …… shall carry daily, when …… in the evening cool ……,.
Enmerkar: Legendary Sumerian Founder And Ruler Of Uruk And Grandson Of God Utu
Welcome to mesopotamiangods. Brown, not the Authors, Translators, or Publishers! But the city of Aratta, in the snow-capped mountains that border Mesopotamia is also under the protection of the Goddess, and ruled by an en devoted to Her as well. In order to please the gods, Enmerkar plans to build a lavish temple in Uruk which would be the first among its kind. Plenty, and carp floods, and the rain which brings forth dappled barley were then increased in Unug Kulaba.
Enmerkar and the lord of Aratta: composite text
Plenty, and carp floods and the rain which brings forth dappled barley were then increased in Unug Kulaba. Before the land of Dilmun yet existed, the E-ana of Unug Kulaba was well founded. Enmerkar, thus "chosen by Inanna in her holy heart from the bright mountain", then asks Inanna to let him subject Aratta and make the people of Aratta deliver a tribute of precious metals and gemstones, for constructing the lofty Abzu temple of Enki at Eridu , as well as for embellishing her own E-ana sanctuary at Uruk. Inanna accordingly advises Enmerkar to dispatch a herald across the mountains of Susin and Anshan to the lord of Aratta, to demand his submission and his tribute. Places mentioned in the Enmerkar Epics Enmerkar agrees and sends the envoy, along with his specific threats to destroy Aratta and disperse its people, if they do not send him the tribute - "lest like the devastation which swept destructively, and in whose wake Inanna arose, shrieked and yelled aloud, I too wreak a sweeping devastation there. At such a time, may the lands of Shubur and Hamazi, the many-tongued, and Sumer, the great mountain of the me of magnificence, and Akkad, the land possessing all that is befitting, and the Martu land, resting in security — the whole universe, the well-guarded people — may they all address Enlil together in a single language!