The Meaning of the Sumerian Tablets of Destiny
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For many years occultist and scholars have tried to figure out just what the Tablets of Destiny really are. Wikipedia, under the an article entitled Tablets of Destiny, we find the following definition:
” In Mesopotamian mythology, the Tablet of Destinies – Dup Shimati in Sumerian – (not, as frequently misquoted in general works, the ‘Tablets of Destinies’) was envisaged as a clay tablet inscribed with cuneiform writing, also impressed with cylinder seals, which, as a permanent legal document, conferred upon the god Enlil his supreme authority as ruler of the universe…In the Sumerian poem ‘Ninurta and the Turtle‘ it is the god Enki, rather than Enlil, who holds the tablet. Both this poem and the Akkadian Anzû poem concern the theft of the tablet by the bird Imdugud (Sumerian) or Anzû (Akkadian). Supposedly, whoever possessed the tablet ruled the universe. In the Babylonian Enuma Elish, Tiamat bestows this tablet on Qingu (in some instances spelled “Kingu“) and gives him command of her army. Marduk, the chosen champion of the gods, then fights and destroys Tiamat and her army. Marduk reclaims the Tablet of Destinies for himself, thereby legitimizing his rule among the gods, but turns it over to Anu as a gift in Tablet V of the epic….The tablet can be compared with the concept of the Me, divine decrees.”
The reference, cited above, provides us with information about various ancient Mesopotamian legends, where the Tablets of Destiny are mentioned. However, this article provides us with no clear definition about what the Tablets of Destiny themselves. The reader will find in his/her own research that the meaning of these Tablets and what they actually are is not really known. However, the Initiate of the Necronomicon Tradition must have an understanding of these things to fully appreciate the Gate-Walking process that we find only in the Simon Necronomicon.
In an online article written by Jospeha Sherman entitled; The Theft of Destiny we read:I
” Enlil, God of Air and keeper of the Tablets of Destiny, those magical tablets of Power on which was written all that was, all that is, all that would be, stood in the gateway of his palace, its inlaid bricks gleaming blue and gold in the mountain sunlight.”
The article goes on to describe how the Tablets were stolen from DinGir Enlil by the Anzu bird, but were soon recovered by Ninurta. We can see from Sherman’s essay that these Tablets were used to divine the past, present, and the future. There is a key point in all of this that cannot be overlooked. In a previous article entitled Enlil\’s Placement in The Necronomicon Tradition we discussed the fact that DinGir Enlil is actually a chthonic deity that dwells in the inner Earth, or what the Mad Arab would describe as the Black Earth. The post cites an article written in 1906, J.G.R Forlong makes the following observation in his classic work Faiths of Man, Volume 2, page 577 we read:
“ Mulge. Akkadian: “lord below” otherwise Mul-lil, or Enlil, “ghost lord”…The Akkadian name of Ba’al, lord of earth and of hell. His son was Namtar, “fate” or “plague.” His wife was Nin-ki-gal (“lady of dead-land).”
The post also cites other information about DinGir Enlil taken from the Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine, Volume 13, page 417:
“ The remaining god of the triad of superior deities is Mulge. He and his consort, Ninge or Ningelal, are the lord and lady of the gloomy pit or the subterranean world. This is called “the home whence none return” ; that is, the abode of the dead….The picture of the underworld given by the Akkadian tablets is painted in mostly gloomy colors. There were believed to be seven doors to this world; but the principal entrance was located at the great mountain of the west, where the sun sets,…In the lower world, together with Mulge and his consort, there lived seven other gods, his sons, who lived, as one of the incantations says, “ in the flames.”
Here the reader can easily see that DinGir Enlil (Akkadian Mulge) is a chthonic deity. What is key in understanding the mythologies concerning DinGir Enlil and the Anzu bird, is that the victor, Dingir Ninurta, is also a chthonic deity. Remember that in the subterranean world existed seven other gods besides DinGir Enlil (Akkadian Mulge). Francois Lenormant in the book Chaldean Magic states the following on page 174-175:
” As a logical consequence from this point of view, also it was not only demons who were placed in the gloomy empire of Mul-ge; since amongst the protecting spirits we find mentioned ” the male and female spirits, lords of the infernal regions.” The master of the lower abyss had begotten, besides Namtar, one of the warrior gods whose special mission it was to combat demons, monsters, and plagues, like a true Hercules…This was Nin-dara, who was called also Uras, and was afterwards assimilated to the Chaldaio-Babylonian deity Adar,…Nindara was the nocturnal sun, the sun hidden in the lower world during half his course.”
The realm of DinGir Enlil (Akkadian Mulge) was a subterranean world populated with demons and gods. We also see that Nin-dara was a deity of the lower abyss, or subterranean world. Nindara is described, in the information cited above as ” the nocturnal sun.” Nindara is also known as Ninurta, also known as Adar and Ninib. This brings certain things into clarity concerning the Necronomicon cosmology in conjunction with ancient Mesopotamia, as well as, the Hollow Earth, or Black Earth. .
It is no mere coincidence that both DinGir Enlil and DinGir Ninurta, are Underworld Deities, gods dwelling beneath the Earth. Earlier in our discussion, we cited Unitarian Review, which states:
” In the lower world, together with Mulge and his consort, there lived seven other gods, his sons, who lived, as one of the incantations says, “ in the flames.”
In the Simon Necronomicon’s Book of Calling, we read:
” This is the Book of the Seven Demons of the Ignited Spheres, of the Seven Demons of the Flame…This is the Book of the Priest, who governeth the Works of Fire!”
What appears in the Simon Necronomicon’s Book of Calling relates to what is mentioned in Unitarian Review. It shows us that the seven gates and their correspondences, pertain to the gods that dwell beneath the Earth, just like the subterranean world that is ruled by DinGir Enlil and seven other gods, being his sons. With this view in mind, we can now understand what is mentioned by Simon in Gates of the Necronomicon, pages 92-93:
“ Seven Lords in Egypt, Sumer, and India who are responsible for creation in its earliest stages. Seven Lords who dwell in the “Underworld” ; an Underworld understood by both the Egyptians and Sumerians as existing simultaneously under the World and in Space beyond the planets.”
Here we see that the term Underworld, in both Egyptian and Sumerian cosmology, pertained to a place underneath the Earth and in the stars which lie beyond the planetary realm. This is a very important aspect of ancient Mesopotamian cosmology that the Initiate must come to terms with and when this understanding is embraced the Initiate can thereby understand the Tablets of Destiny.
In ancient Sumerian thought, the Tablets of Destiny were said to be in the possession of DinGir Enlil, and as we have discussed in this post, along with other articles that are cited, DinGir Enlil is the ruler of the subterranean world. What all of this means is that within the Earth exists an exact replica of our solar system. It is the original paradise with seven suns, each emanating an etheric flame, which is relative to each of the seven planets that exist in the heavens above. These seven etheric suns rotate around two joined stars of negative and positive polarity situated vertically, one above the other almost appearing as one. These central two suns, which stand one atop of the other and rotate clockwise around each other, emanate an etheric property relative to iron, as Nergal is regarded as the ruler of the Underworld among the Chaldeans. These two stars rotate around each other vertically and the seven etheric stars rotate around the nucleus horizontally was depicted in ancient Mesopotamian history as the eight-pointed star. Now before we continue, it is important to take into consideration the following article, entitled Inner Core, where we find something that modern science has discovered concerning the interior of the Earth:
“The inner core of the Earth, its innermost hottest part as detected by seismological studies, is a primarily solid sphere about 1,216 km (760 mi) in radius, or about 70% that of the Moon. It is believed to consist of an iron-nickel alloy, and may have a temperature similar to the Sun‘s surface,”
The nucleus, along with the seven etheric suns that exist within the Hollow Earth send a signal to our Sun that appears in the heavens, and the Sun thereby follows the command whereby planets move in a certain direction, either direct or retrograde causing events to happen on Earth. This process is the Tablets of Destiny. However, this process is also possessed by certain learned men and woman, ancient Mesopotamian mythology proves this.
In the Babylonian Creation Epic, commonly known as the Enuma Elish, we also find mention of the Tablets of Destinies. Tiamat bestows them upon Kingu, but according to our article The Magan Text Part III, Kingu, while representing the spirit of life, also represents the uninitiated and the constellation that we know today as Aries, along with Dumizi. So for seven months the spirit of life , or the summers season through, which life prevailed, was experienced from Aries to Libra, seven months. Kingu held the Tablets of Destiny, but as a mortal, an uninitiated man could not divine them accurately. However, we find an Initiate, or one who was raised up by Enki was successful in defeating Kungu, and after they battle was won, Marduk hung the Tablets of Destiny around his neck and was given 50 names, or 50 powers from various deities, which gave him the ability to establish many things.
The 50 Names of Marduk actually was borrowed from and earlier myth pertaining to Inanna and Dumuzi, wherein Inanna makes Dumuzi have 50 orgasm, each orgasm was a power from the goddess who had control of the seven mes, or the seven etheric suns that exist in the core of the Earth. In the myth Courtship of Inanna and Dumuzi, we read:
“My beloved, the delight of my eyes, met me.
We rejoiced together.
He took his pleasure of me.
He brought me into his house.
He laid me down on the fragrant honey-bed.
My sweet love, lying by my heart, Tongue-playing,
one by one,
My fair Dumuzi did so fifty times.
Now, my sweet love (i.e., Dumuzi) is sated.”
This myth was enacted during the Sumerian New Year, which began in spring. During the New Year, the king of Sumeria had sexual relations with a priestess of Inanna (symbolizing the goddess) in front of an audience of sometime s 300 people. The king had to experience 50 orgasms to be qualified to rule the following year. This was evidently a rite that concerned itself with raising the kundalini force to the crown chakra. In our article Origin of the 50 Names we cite several sources to support this:
“..we have the personal account of Enmerkar, King of Uruk, relating his personal experience in the “Sacred Marriage” Rite of Kingship with an “entu” or “hierodule” (the female priestess representing Inanna in “Sacred Marriage” rite) (ca 2600 BCE). Responding to a boast by the governor of a neighboring city claiming to be the true “beloved” of Inanna, and thus attempting to make himself a potential rival to Uruk’s throne, Enmerkar replies:
“He may lie with her in sweet slumber on the adorned bed, but I lie on Inana’s splendid bed strewn with pure plants. Its back is an ug lion, its front is a pirig lion. The ug lion chases the pirig lion, the pirig lion chases the ug lion. As the ug lion chases the pirig lion and the pirig lion chases the ug lion, the day does not dawn, the night does not pass. I accompany Inana for a journey of (15) double-hours*…” (Lines 77-88)
- “Enmerkar and Ensuhkesdanna: A Sumerian Narrative Poem“, Berlin, p. 45 (emphasis added)
* In personal communication, the author, Dr. Adele Berlin, explained that the Sumerian “double-hour” refers to the distance that could be traveled in two hours. To our reply email asking her opinion of the theory that this might refer to a non-stop sexual “journey” of 30 hours, Dr. Berlin replied “You have understood the passage well. The idea is of a never-ending night of lovemaking with the goddess, which proves who is the superior king.” Thus, apparently Enmerkar chose to use this common term for distance to more literally and figuratively illustrate the sexual “journey” taken by both he and Inanna [i.e., her priestess], with whom he orgasmically “accompany”-ied for 30 hours.
How do these 50 Names relate to the Tablets of Destiny? Well they are gifts and powers that stem from the cosmic vagina of Ishtar, which has seven gates. Let’s do the math, 7 x 50 = 350. Now let us take 350 + 15 (Ishtar’s number) = 365, as in 365 days. This mathematical formulae confirms our findings. This is also supported by a passage in the Enuma Elish, pertaining to the assignments that were given by Marduk after he hung the Tablets of Destinies around his neck, notice what one rendering of this account states:
“He assigned them to Anu to guard his instructions…Three hundred in the heavens he stationed as a guard…In like manner the ways of the earth he defined…In heaven and on earth six hundred thus he settled.”
For years scholars and others have been baffled by the number 600, as it appears in this creation epic. However, if we were to take the 50 Names and multiply them by the 12 constellations that appear heavens, 50 x 12 = 600, then we would know where the number 600 comes from in the Enuma Elish. As we have seen in the battle between Kingu and Marduk, wherein both parties engaged the Tablets of Destiny, the uninitiated (Kingu) was unsuccessful, Marduk, initiated by DinGir Enki , was successful, and it is here that we discover the meaning of the Tablets of Destiny. The Tablets of Destiny is the ability to affect change by manipulating and/or creating your own astrological influences that you can live under regardless of what is going in the sky that appears above you. So if the upcoming year has a lot of negative astrological aspects, and may hinder you from obtaining certain things. You can make use of the 50 Names in conjunction with the seven gates, thereby forming your own calendar and evade the progression of the planets and our Sun as seen in heaven; The Tablets of Destiny is your own calendar of influence that you create and live under. It is only in the Simon Necronomicon that we find such a system of gates and their correspondences in the 50 Names of Marduk. Now let us verify this by applying what we have learned so far to The Myth of Zu.
Earlier in our discussion we cited a Wikipedia article under the Tablets of Destiny wherein we find the famous account of how the Anzu bird stole the Tablets of Destiny from Enlil. interestingly, we find the following definition of the term Anzu in the Wikipedia article entitled Zu we find:
” Zu, also known as Anzu and Imdugud, in Persian and Sumerian, (from An “heaven” and Zu “far”, in the Sumerian language) is a lesser divinity of Akkadian mythology, and the son of the bird goddess Siris?
Here we see that the term Anzu means far heaven, which we can determine to be the Underworld that exists in far heaven. In view of our discussion, it seems that the Anzu bird was a reference to a comet, or a distant star that was able to affect the Sun as well, possibly Sirius. The Atlantean Necronomicon aligns the term Anzu in connection with Pazuzu. This account of the Anzu bird stealing the Tablets of Destiny is a reference to what is known as the Dog Days of summer, a time when the Sun’s heat is increased not by the Hollow Earth, the realm of Enlil as we have just discussed, but by the Dog star, Sirius. The alleged dog days of summer refer to a time when Sirius rises and is said to increase the heat of our Sun, bypassing the Earth’s influence to increase the Sun’s heat. We have evidence of this in Ninurta’s correspondence to Sirius. Gavin White, in the book Babylonian Star-lore, makes the following observation on page 65:
“Ninurta’s most famous adversary was the Anzu bird…In the section on the Anzu-bird I put forward the argument that Ninurta ‘slew’ the Anxu-bird because it was an ancient constellation…”
White’s observations indicate that Ninurta’s placement may have a lot with the fact that after Ninurta defeated the Anzu-bird he assumed identification this said constellation. it is here that the Initiate gains a deeper understanding of the Sumero-Necro cosmology. In view of our discussion, the Book of Calling refers to workings with the subterranean world, Hollow earth, whereas the Urilia Text actually divines the stars that we see in heaven. we will discuss this more in the future. Draw your own conclusion.
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