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The Queen of Mysteries

ZI DINGIR NINDINUGGA KANPA!

ZI DINGIR NINDINUGGA KANPA!

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Greetings dear Brothers and Sisters,

Some of my late night research has yielded some unexpected but much appreciated result, which solves yet another piece of the mystical textbook puzzle that is the Simon Necronomicon. Many of you (including myself) have undoubtedly wondered who the Queen of Mysteries is, who is mentioned in the Second Testimony of the Mad Arab, on page 216 of the Simon Necronomicon, which reads as follows:

“And if these worshippers and sorcerers still come at thee, as it is possible, for their power comes from the Stars, and who knows the ways of the Stars?, thou must call upon the Queen of Mysteries, NINDINUGGA, who wilt surely save thee. And thou must make incantations with her Title, which is NINDINUGGA NIMSHIMSHARGAL ENLILLARA. And it is enough merely to shout that Name aloud, Seven  times, and she will come to thine aid.”

Those of you who have called on Her with a pure heart and noble intent will know that she is quick to come and willing to aid the magician in various manners as long as it is for a proper cause.

But who is she?

And what does Her name mean?

Well, these questions can finally be answered with the help of a book by Stephen Langdon, an excellent scholar in this field. In his work “Publications of the Babylonian Section, Volumes 12-13” , on page 61, we find the transliteration and translation of a fragment of a historical building inscription, No. 26, CBS. 8358, which gives us the proper meaning of the name found in the Necronomicon, as well as a short explanation of who Nin-dinugga is, and what she represents. It tells us the following:

“Nin-din-ú(g)-ga the Sumerian Ishtar, in whom both characters of Bau, and Inanna are combined, is here called the great diviner (ašipu) of Enlil. But the Sumerian name is more exact and means the one who plants, grows, prepares any magical herbs and knows the crafty receipts of oils, pastes, and balsams. She is physician just as much as diviner. She is the lady who revives all dead (muballit mitûti).”

The opening lines of the tablet mentioned above give us the meaning of the title, as given in the Necronomicon, and which reads as follows:

NIN-DIN-Ú(G)-GA
NIN-ŠIM-ŠÀR-GAL
EN-LIL-LÀ RA

Langdon translates this as:

Nin-dinugga
the great enchantress
of Enlil

 Please take note of the fact that Simon made a textual error, as the name reads: “NINSHIMSHARGAL“, and not “NIMSHIMSHARGAL“.

Dumu Abzu-a.

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Written by Dumu Abzu-a

April 9, 2013 at 1:25 am

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  1. Great article! i don’t think Simon made a textual error. We just have to separate the wheat from the shaft.

    Warlock Asylum

    April 9, 2013 at 11:45 am

  2. Here is an additional link that was once discussed on this blog page concerning the Goddess:

    http://warlockasylum.wordpress.com/aspects-of-the-necronomicon/necronomicon-dingir-nindinugga/

    Warlock Asylum

    April 9, 2013 at 11:49 am

  3. Thanks Brother! :D

    Dumu Abzu-a

    April 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

  4. It is Lady Inanna’s journey that we emulate on the gate walking. Her ritual descent/ accent is our path, she was in an allegorical way the first gate walker thus the knower of the mysteries and giver of such wisdom. There is a lot of information on spiritual accent, a tradition that is seen on evey corner of the earth and Our Goddess is the cataclysm for spiritual assencion.
    Great information on our beloved Inanna. Thanks brother.

    dakkel

    April 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm

  5. excellent i use the incantation as a mantra daily
    thank you brother

    Black Ce'zar

    April 10, 2013 at 12:23 am

  6. Thanx for the insight!

    ivy

    April 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

  7. You’re welcome! :D

    Dumu Abzu-a

    April 18, 2013 at 11:26 am


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