Dumu Abzu-a’s Library – Invocation of the Gods of KUR against the Evil Spirit
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Let me present to you yet another gem from my personal library which is uniquely constructed by myself. It is an incantation that invokes the Gods of KUR to protect the magician from the evil spirits that escaped into the Upper World. I must warn thee though…
THIS IS NOT AN INCANTATION THAT IS MEANT FOR BEGINNERS, DABBLERS, AND OTHERS WHO HAVE NO PERSONAL CONNECTION TO THE DEITIES AND GREATER DEMONS OF KUR! THESE FORCES ARE NO JOKE AND DO NOT PLAY AROUND. CALLING ON SUCH IS AT THINE OWN PERIL AND THE FOOLISH AND THOSE THAT HUNGER FOR POWER WILL BE STRUCK DOWN BY THE VERY FORCES THEY SEEK TO BIND AND COMMAND. TAKE CARE!
Here follows the text:
ZI BA DINGIR KURGAL
ILANI MUSHITI ZI BA DINGIR KURGAL
ASHKUN INA SHAPLIKUNUMA ADIBBU’UB DINI
ASHSHU KASHSHAPTU U KASHSHIPANNI
BA ELINITUM UBBIRA’ANNI
A AKA A ERESHKIGAL BA NAMTAR
A AKA A NERGAL BA ISHUM
A AKA A PAZUZU BA HUMWAWA
A AKA A NINGISHZIDA BA BIDU
IR A AKHA ZI BA DINGIR KURGAL
DUR UTUKKU XUL KAT URUZU DUB ERIM
ASHSHU NIGAKAMESH INA MUKUNU LU-UZKI
NIG XUL SHA INA SUMU UZUMESHMU SAMESHMU GALU
USUXUX MIMMA LIMNU SHA ANA NAKAS NAPISHTI’IA ILLIKAKA
E A UTUKKU XUL BA EKHI A GANZER
GALLU LUBALLU A XAMIS
NISH ILANI RABUTI KURGAL UTAMMEKA
Here follows its English translation:
Spirits and Gods of the Underworld!
Thee I invoke, O Spirits and Gods of the Underworld!
I have resigned myself at your feet and bring forth my lament!
Because the sorceress has bewitched me,
And the enchantress has banned me,
I cry unto Ereshkigal and Namtar!
I cry unto Nergal and Ishum!
I cry unto Pazuzu and Humwawa!
I cry unto Ninghizhidda and Bidu!
Hurry, O mighty Spirits and Gods of the Underworld!
Turn round the Evil Spirit! Protect thy servant! Kill the Enemy!
Let me be clear of sorcery through your names!
Whatever evil that is in my body, my flesh, and my sinews,
Seize it, and take it down to the Land of No Return!
Tear away whatever evil may come to cut off my life!
Rise, O Evil Spirit, and go forth unto Ganzir!
The Galla, may they devour thee wholly!
In the name of the great gods of the Underworld I exorcise thee!
That thou mayest depart!
ZI DINGIR KURGAL KANPA!