...Long time passes before the next entry into Ugur. The pain has been so excessive.
But in time, Sé'et's face begins little by little to fade, he begins to forget her smile, her green eyes (pupils)...
Sa'am-Enki spends some time in the jungle in the south (north) of Sigun (Australia) where they used to camp after having first arrived on this planet.
What has become of her soul? Where is she?
Kharsag remains the sovereign domain of Ninmah, the Ušumgal and most of the Anunnaki, while the Edin (the plain) is the retreat of Enlil and his multiethnic workers. Some Anunnaki are scattered in the gigantic plain. We have begun to erect cities for them near most of the Diranna (star ports) that punctuate the lands of the grand Šàtam (territorial administrator). These buildings are not yet all inhabited.
The Nungal have pursued their interminable labor, unsupported now by Sa'am-Enki for years. Meanwhile after the loss of his sister, he abandoned himself to a suicidal despair, imagining a thousand and one means of putting an end to his days. But he would need an extreme and radical method, since he was gifted with eternal life by grace of the Níama. He would throw himself under an Albarzil (mechanical drill); crash in full flight against the Dukug (holy mountain); pass under a reactor [?]; eliminate himself with the aid of a Gidrugiri (lightning bolt)... or with Ugur. He never lacked for ideas but he could never carry out the act. Something or someone always impeded. He would like to have thought it was a Namlú'u - an invisible one - who was responsible.
Finally he borrowed an Ama'argi Tumuá (single-place flying apparatus) and flew it around and around Uraš under full power until its power crystal blew up, leaving him stranded in the middle of Kankala (Africa). He had to call Ninmah via Kinsag (telepathy) to come and rescue him.
He had not mentioned Sé'et's disappearance when around the Kuku or Ninmah or Enlil. But when he did mention her name, it was in inventing some imaginary news. Sé'et was said to be living in the Abzu with her mother and sister Dim'mege. Ninmah had at times mentioned to Sa'am-Enki that Sé'et ought to come out of the Abzu and pay a courtesy visit. Sa'am was always obliged to invent excuses more and more unlikely, one after the other. They had all played this stupid game.
The density of the KI had made itself felt more and more for the males from Margíd'da (the Great Bear, Ursa Major) and from Mulmul (the Pleiades), even for those of double polarity. Sa'am-Enki had thought he might escape this effect thanks to the omnipotent force of the Ušumgal, but Nammu and Ninmah had been correct: it was difficult for him due to a paternal genetic factor that he could not explain very well. Nevertheless he tolerated the situation much better than did the Anunnna. His Nungal and Enlil supported the KI marvelously.
He was not a true Nungal, and so contrary to them, he did not possess the genetic components of the Babbar (albinos). For their part, the Ušumgal hid in their quarters at Kharsag where Ninmah took good care of them. She was like that with everyone, and Sa'am-Enki eventually had to cave to her repeated advances.
The midwife of the Anunna had become Sa'am's Šan (mistress/owner). She was the one who produced for him her "regard of life". He hardly rejoiced in this, because Ninmah did not inspire in him the confidence he would like to entertain with whom he would love. Moreover, he suspected that behind his back she gave her Úzug (menses) to his Ušumgal Kuku (ancestors). She had this wish to render herself indispensable and to see that no one at Kharsag would escape her sovereign control.
He had gone to meet Nammu in the Abzu to ask if she would accord him her "regard of life" in place of Ninmah, but she had not accepted. Once again, she had preferred to leave Sa'am facing his responsibilities.
His sister Dìm'mege had proposed that he come live at Šàlim, the capital of the Abzu, and form with her the "pillar of the world". She had suggested that he would become her Nitahlam (lover), and offered her "regard of life". But something undefinable spoke against that; he did not know what.
Dìm'mege nevertheless was more agreeable to the view that Ninmah and Sa'am would inspire more confidance.
She had slimmed down in recent Muanna (years) and was very pretty. She always had been. And now she wore a heavy scent that secretly intoxicated Sa'am.
Ninmah had been asking for some of Dìm'mege's Ama'argi to come to be mates to her Anunnaki so that the colony could grow. Although Ninmah had wanted more, Dìm'mege had allowed only fifty, and these purely voluntary. Dìm'mege was no fool! She knew the real reason was the need for their "regard of life".
Ninmah had also asked Enki to repatriate a large number of Nindigir (priestesses) of Mulge and Mulge-Tab for the same reason. But Enki had refused even to speak to the Kadištu about this, the idea was so grotesque! (Actually he had no rapport with them anyway.)
In spite of their union, Enki and Ninmah did not live together. Ninmah wished that Enki would give her a child, and she had used all of her charms to this end, but he retained his sperm as Nammu had assigned him to do. He did not wish to give offspring to the sovereign of the Anunna, the accomplice of his creator assassin.
He took refuge at Nunkiga (Eridu), his little station in the middle of the large Edin (plain). Sigpabnun (Isimmud) was with him there. He guided him sometimes to calm himself in his follies. His presence and his extraordinary calm were at times soothing. He was very centered.
At this time, Enki seems torn by everone's needs. The climate on Uraš is not warm enough for the Anunnaki. They reign like sovereigns on high (at Kharsag). The Nungal can barely approach them from Nunkiga. Enki's Alagní (clones) are supposed to be digging with six Albarzil (mechanical drills) but two are out of service. Their materiel is out of date. Dim'mege has not authorized replacement, doubtless in retaliation for Enki's not having become her Nitahlam (lover). Some Nungal have returned to digging with shovels. Enki tries to maneuver for them between Dim'mege, Ninmah's people, and his Kuku (ancestors), but barely.
Enki has returned three times to Mulge-Tab. Life there is peaceable. The Nindigir (priestesses) who live there form an exemplary cellular organization, or at least so it seems. They seem to care for nothing except his personal pleasure when he is around them.
They seem totally disconnected with the difficulties on Uraš. Is this the life of the Kadištu (Life Designers)?
For so long now, Enki has painfully confirmed that he has not been able to approach the Ukubi'im (genus Homo Neanderthalis) family with once he had had such good rapport and from which came Agarin. She had come out of Africa. Certain tribes had been directed toward the middle lands (Europe). Enki did not know if it was his proximity to Ninmah that was causing the problem. He seemed to have been changing little by little and losing his profound essence.
At this point Enki has one idea in his head: to find "his promise" - Sé'et - her essence, soon, wherever it was, and whatever would be the mechanism with which it would come to materialize.
He had gone to meet with the Abgal of Mulge-Tab again, who were never far from the liquid element and the Kíg-Ku (dolphins) who peopled the borders of the sea. The Abgal had initiated him into the functioning of the Ba (soul) which aided him in detaching momentarily from his promise. They had explained that the Ba could sometimes lead down indirect paths for the benefit of life's missions. This idea conformed to what had been said to him innumerable Muanna (years) ago by the Ninhal (divination priestess) when she had visited him at Kharsag.
Enki had asked his Nungal Zehuti (Thot) - who had for some time been occupied with coordinating the Nungal in Edin - to go and study the Gigal and take personal charge of the secret zone that the Urmah had accorded to him. Zehuti had also taken responsibility for Sé'et's chamber in the Abzu, ensuring that it was just as Enki had left it when he departed for Kharsag. Enki was planning to visit the Abzu again and rejoin his maternal family soon.
Enki had absolute confidance in Zehuti.
Seeing the Nungal digging under his nose was going to be completely unbearable for Enki. The Nungal were exhausted. Enlil would give them no rest under any circumstances. The tension mounted more and more in the trenches.
The great Šàtam ranged long and wide over the vast Edin, supervising the urban works. Some Anunnaki were put to work on that, but very few. Mainly it was the Kingú who had been occupied for some time with the construction of the Anunna edifices. The Mìmínu (greys) oversaw the work day and night. The royals were hardly better treated than the Nungal; often in chains. Enlil had several at his service.
Weather Modification :
Conforming to Decree 33 of the Mardukù, the Ušumgal and Ninmah ordained that the Ama'argi shall make the sun appear. Our females had refused, stating that this decree was related to the climate of the Dukù and not to that of Uraš.
A vote had been taken at Kharsag. My creator had not descended from his accursed Udu'idimsa (Mars) but he had ordered Enlil to stand in for him.
The grand council voted in the majority to put Decree 33 into practice. The Amašutum present declared that it was folly and that one should not change the climate as brusquely as Ninmah and the great Šàtam wished. However, under the sovereign order of the Assembly, the Ama'argi had had to pierce the cloud base so that the sun could appear and they would have the warmth required for Ninmah's progenitures.
The giant prisms and antennas of our Nindigir (priestesses) were directed toward the firmament, and the climate has actually changed on Uraš! The sky is of a profound blue. It is suddenly warmer, which is going to have repercussions on our daily life and on our agriculture.
Enki should have been occupying himself with the agricultural programs, but the task simply repulsed him. He had less and less interest in working for the Anunnaki and their directors. However the vast Edin waited to be planted and to generate the nourishment needed by the colony and all the workers.
They had extended the agricultural areas, cloned the cattle that would pull the plows and bring the milk, but it was not enough.
The Nindigir (priestesses) busied themselves with the flocks. The small cattle grazed in the heights, near Ninmah's garden and Enki's laboratory.
Enki approved the restarting of agriculture in the Abzu of Udu'idimsa (Mars), which would leave him some respite. Šetir, the priestess of grains, and Udu'us, priestess of cattle, were assigned this work. Cargoes coming from Mars were chartered regularly to bring additional foodstuffs. What was lacking at this point was a labor force on Udu'idimsa (Mars).
Ninmah had some Nungal come up to Kharsag, where they served in various urban works. In these more elevated living areas, the Nungal were better treated than in Edin (the plain).
Ninti or Nintu
Generic Sumerian term designating "midwife, nurse, "cloner"". NIN-TI is translated "priestess of the life". One finds this term on numerous Sumerian tablets, especially where there is question of childbirth or delivery, treatment of specific persons, or of clonage... Ninmah-Ninkharsag (or Ninhursag) is always described as being a highly gifted Ninti.
Ninmah presided over maternity at Kharsag. Enki had not participated in childbirth and delivery for some Muanna (years), the sovereign of the Anunna having a number of competent Ninti around her. Enki had had to expand the maternity center a year before.
The Anunnaki mixed with the Ama'argi, and the colony grew, to the great pleasure of Ninmah.
Enki contemplated the cloud of dust, fatally approaching. Zehuti's (Thot's) absence had much affected the Nungal, though Enki compensated as much as he could by spending all his time with them. But they were covered with sweat, dust, and earth, and could do no more.
The weather had become much warmer. The Nungal were only approximately half-finished with their task. [Ocean levels were lower at that epoch. The Persian Gulf was above sea level and made up part of Edin.] It was insanity!
It is at this rather bleak moment that Enki seems to have gotten an idea - risky, but one that might resolve all this. He cannot consign it to Ugur, for fear of having it learned by others if he should lose possession of the Gírkù. But the end of the suffering seems suddenly very close.
Enki is going to ask Sigpabnum (Isimmud) to wait at Nunkiga (Eridu) where he will be given a mission. He will carry it out at the proper moment, to be signalled by Enki.
In his next Gírkù entry, Enki has rejoined his domain in the Abzu and has been visiting there for some Ud (days).
Several types of Ugubi (monkey or ape) and Ukubi (genus Homo) families have passed through the overture and joined the underground domain - not en masse but occasionally. They have been disturbed by the changes in the climate above. Other families have sojourned there since the night of time.
From the Sumerian URU2 "guard"; "keep watch". Its homophones URU16 "enormous", "immense", "valiant" or even URU7 "parent" give the same sense. They appear without doubt to be great mountain apes of which one finds traces today among the different cultures of the planet, as for example the Bigoot in the USA, Pongo in Africa, Yeti in Nepal, Kaptur of the Caucasus, etc.
Among them exists a particular type of colossal size who serve as mountain sentinels to beings who live under the earth. The Ama'argi call them the Uru. They possess a character that is conciliatory toward those who approach them with respect.
Enki has moved into Sé'et's old chamber, which appears to have been totally undisturbed... is in the same state of disarray as when Sé'et left it, as though Zehuti had not even set foot there.
We will summarize the remainder of this Gírkù entry.
Enki is spending time, awaiting the right moment for his plan. Meanwhile we are treated to the lovemaking side of his life, especially the intense relationship with Dìm'mege. Dìm'mege asks how she compares with Sé'et, not realizing that Enki could not have had bodily relations with Sé'et; otherwise his sister would share the Niama, they would have had full telepathic rapport, and she probably would be with them all today.
It's complicated; Dìm'mege now shares the Niama as well, but Enki can keep some information from her by controlling his chakras. Nevertheless, Dìm'mege knows of his plan and approves of it.
Sexual arrangements among these beings clearly differ a little from ours. Another matter is that of the "regard of life" -- the menstrual fluid. All of the females in Enki's life would like him to share theirs. There are reasons why it is good to stay with just one. He sticks with Ninmah in this regard.
Enki worries about leaving the Nungal for too long, but he believes it is only a matter of days before his plan comes to fruition.
Nammu does not seem pleased with all the pleasures taking place between Enki and Dim'mege. The reason is a little mysterious and they speculate.
She has just exhibited to Enki for the first time a being whom he had never seen before. She is his creatress, in that she has fashioned him from genetic material. In fact she has used the same genetic material that she had used for Enki. They are, in a sense, brothers. Nammu has not been very precise on this subject.
Enki thinks that Nammu must have used partially his genotype to augment the Abgal content.
The being is a mixed-blood, mixture of Abgal and Kingú.
Nammu seems close to this strange being with the skin of a Babbar (albino). He is called Hé'er -- "the fruitful who guides" -- which seems quite a strange name to Enki. Who is this Hé'er to guide and why should he? Enki believes Nammu wishes to make of him a guide for the Gina'abul, who would achieve that which Enki himself had not achieved correctly.
[This appears to be "Horus the Great" (see the enlarged Sources chart in our Genealogy section), son of Nut (Nammu), not "Horus the Avenger", posthumous son of Asar (Osiris).]
Ok, Enki's plan ("ruse") seems to be working. Nammu has just come by, very angry, to tell him that his Nungal have ceased their labors. She must have become aware of Enki's inner chuckling, as she became doubly indignant at his inertia and nonchalance.
(Enki) I wish to face everyone with their responsibilities, my mother as well as the Ušumgal. Mam (Nammu) for having made me carry the sole responsibility for the genetic origin of the Nungal, and my Kuku (ancestors) for having used our Alagni (clones) as Arad (slaves). I love Nammu from the depths of my being, but I must not let myself walk on her feet. I have retorted to my genetrice that she must not worry; when my presence will be requested in Edin (the plain) and at Kharsag, I will go then to be with our rivals. Don't concern yourself my mother, I know what I am doing. I will go to restore your prestige soon!
(Nammu) First clean your own honor before evoking mine Enki!
It seemed true that Nammu had lost all confidence in Enki and this saddened him profoundly. But he knew how he would recover his pride, as she said he must, and also hers!
The Nungal had not taken up their work again. The Mìmínu overseers had commanded them to resume their drilling, but they had used their tools for the revolt and had taken several Mìmínu hostage.
Enki had sent a signal in one of his crystals at Nunkiga and his devoted Sigpabnun (Isimmud) had gone to the Nungal and discretely conveyed the message that was intended for them. The clones were then freed in their movements, and crossed the Edin, headed for the home of the Great Šatam (Territorial Administrator, Enlil).