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Discovering the Simon Necronomicon’s authenticity Part 4: Incantation against the Ancient Ones

In this article we will continue our examination of the translations of the cuneiform tablets as they are given by R. Campbell Thompson in his book, Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia.

This time we will take a look at the Incantation against the Ancient Ones

Here follows the Incantation against the Ancient Ones as it is found in the Maklu Text:

  • Destructive Storms and Evil Winds are they
  • An evil blast, herald of the baneful storm
  • An evil blast, forerunner of the baneful storm
  • They are mighty children, Ancient Ones
  • Heralds of Pestilence
  • Throne-bearers of NINNKIGAL
  • They are the flood which rusheth through the Land
  • Seven Gods of the Broad Heavens
  • Seven Gods of the Broad Earth
  • Seven Ancient Ones are They
  • Seven Gods of Might
  • Seven Evil Gods
  • Seven Evil Demons
  • Seven Demons of Oppression
  • Seven in Heaven
  • Seven on Earth
  • UTUG XUL
  • ALA XUL
  • GIDIM XUL
  • MULLA XUL
  • DINGIR XUL
  • MASQIM XUL
  • ZI ANNA KANPA
  • ZI KIA KANPA
  • ZI DINGIR ENLIL LA LUGAL KURKUR RA GE KANPA
  • ZI DINGIR NINLIL LA NIN KURKUR RA GE KANPA
  • ZI DINGIR NINIB IBILA ESHARRA GE KANPA
  • ZI DINGIR NINNI NIN KURKUR RA GE KANPA
  • ZI DINGIR A NUNNA DINGIR GALGALLA E NE KANPA
  • ZI DINGIR ANNA KANPA
  • ZI DINGIR KIA KANPA
  • BABABARARARA ANTE MALDADA
  • BABABARARARA ANTE GEGE ENENE

This incantation can also be found on cuneiform tablet V of the series UTUKKI LIMNUTI. Just like the Conjuration against the Seven-Liers-In-Wait, this incantation is called: INIM-INIM-MA UTUG-HUL-A-KAN.

We will now take a look at the Sumerian form of this incantation as it is found on page 62-64 of the book, Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia. Here follows the Incantation:

  • U-SU-US IMI-HUL-GIM-MA A-MES
  • U-HUL IM-HUL SI-GAB-A-MES
  • U-HUL IM-HUL SI-GUB-A-MES
  • DU AS-A-MES IBILA AS-A-MES
  • MULU-KIN-GA-A LIL-LA-DA-RA A-MES
  • GU-ZA-LA DINGIR-NIN-KI-GAL A-MES
  • A-MA-TU KALAM-MA NIGIN-NA-MES
  • VII-A-AN DINGIR ANA-DAGAL-LA-MES
  • VII-A-AN DINGIR KALAM-MA-DAGAL-LA-MES
  • VII-A-AN DINGIR-UR-UR-RI-A-MES
  • VII-A-AN DINGIR VII-A-AN-MES
  • VII-A-AN DINGIR-HUL-A-MES
  • VII-A-AN DINGIR-LUGAL-KAN-ME HUL-A-MES
  • VII-A-AN DINGIR-RAB-KAN-ME-A SED-DE HUL-A-MES
  • ANA VII-A-AN KI VII-A-AN
  • UTUG-HUL A-LA-HUL
  • GIDIM-HUL MULLA-HUL
  • DINGIR-HUL MASKIM-HUL
  • ZI AN-NA KAN-PA ZI KI-A KAN-PA
  • ZI DINGIR-EN-LIL-LA LUGAL KUR-KUR-RA-GE KAN-PA
  • ZI DINGIR-NIN-LIL-LA NIN KUR-KUR-RA-GE KAN-PA
  • ZI DINGIR-NIN-IB IBILA E-SAR-RA-GE KAN-PA
  • ZI DINGIR-NINNI NIN KUR-KUR-RA-GE GIG SI-IN-BABBAR-RA-GE KAN-PA
  • EN-NA SU MULU-GISGAL-LU DU DINGIR-RA-NA
  • U BA-RA-AN-DA-AB-KU-E A BA-RA-AN-DA-AB-NAK-E

Here follows the English translation of this Sumerian prayer:

  • Destructive storms and evil winds are they,
  • An evil blast that heraldeth the baneful storm,
  • An evil blast, forerunner of the baneful storm.
  • They are mighty children, mighty sons,
  • Heralds of the Pestilence,
  • Throne-bearers of Ninkigal,
  • They are the flood which rusheth through the land.
  • Seven gods of the broad heaven,
  • Seven gods of the broad earth,
  • Seven robber gods are they.
  • Seven gods of might,
  • Seven evil gods,
  • Seven evil demons,
  • Seven evil demons of oppression,
  • Seven in heaven and seven on earth.
  • Evil Spirit, evil Demon,
  • Evil Ghost, evil Devil,
  • Evil God, evil Fiend.
  • By Heaven be thou exorcised! By Earth be thou exorcised!
  • By Bel, Lord of the World, mayest thou be exorcised,
  • By Beltis, Lady of the World, mayest thou be exorcised!
  • By Ninib, son of Esharra, mayest thou be exorcised!
  • By Ishtar, Mistress of the World, Who enlighteneth the night, mayest thou be exorcised!
  • Until thou art removed, until thou departest
  • From the body of the man, the son of his god,
  • Thou shalt have no food to eat,
  • Thou shalt have no water to drink.

When we compare the translation given above with the incantation that is found in the Maklu Text, we can see that they are largely the same.

Another fine example of how the incantations we use in our Workings originate from ancient Sumer.

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