ancient culture

Exorcisms of the Necronomicon

"For what is new..Came from that which is old..And what is old..Shall replace that which is new..And once again the Ancient Ones..Shall rule upon the face of the Earth!"

Most exorcisms that are found in the Simon Necronomicon do indeed originate from ancient Babylonia. Proof of this can be found in a book written by R.Campbell Thompson. This book, called, Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia, contains the translations of several cuneiform tablets that are part of a collection that is kept in the British Museum.

When I first started to use the Necronomicon I was very curious about the meaning of the ancient Babylonian incantations and with the help of the book mentioned above I was able to satisfy some of my curiosity.
I came to the conclusion that some of the incantations and exorcisms that are found in the Maklu Text, and even a part of the Magan Text, are actually parts of larger incantations that were found on cuneiform tablets. I also noticed that some exorcisms are compiled of different incantations. For example, the Exorcism of the Crown of Anu’s first part is found in an other incantation than the Sumerian lines at its end.

We will start our examination of the exorcisms with the Exorcism of the Crown of ANU. This exorcism can be found on cuneiform tablet K of the series UTUKKI LIMNUTI. It was my intention to supply the reader with the Sumerian form of this exorcism, but that part of the text is very unclear to me, so I won’t be able to. Instead I will give the translation as it was done by R.Campbell Thompson.
Here follows his translation:

“He hath put the [potent meteorite] of heaven at his head,
That a kindly Spirit and a kindly Guardian,
Like the God that created him,
May stand at his head continually,
To exalt his head to favor,
Whether it be an evil Spirit or an evil Demon,
Or an evil Ghost or an evil Devil,
Or an evil God or an evil Fiend,
Or a Hag-demon,
Or a Ghoul,
Or a Robber-sprite,
Or a Phantom of Night,
Or a Wraith of Night,
Or the Handmaid of the Phantom,
Or evil spell, witchcraft, sorcery,
Enchantment or any evil,
May it stand aside!
May a kindly Spirit and a kindly Guardian
Be present.”

When we compare this translation with the one given in the Simon Necronomicon we can see that they are virtually identical. Though the one given in the Necronomicon has two Sumerian lines added to it that come from another incantation.

BARRA ANTE MALDA! which means: Come not nigh!
BARRA ANGE GE YENE! which means: Get thee hence!

The beauty of the fact that this exorcism is found in its whole, that is,not being part of a larger incantation, on tablet K,is that it was known to the ancient Babylonian priests in the same form as it is known to us and therefore they must have surely used it in their Rites.

Some of the exorcisms in the Necronomicon are given completely in Sumerian, and while using incantations in a foreign language adds to the atmosphere of the ritual, it is important that the Magician understands what he is reciting.

With the help of the common Sumerian words and phrases in English that can be found in the Necronomicon we were able to translate the Exorcism BARRA EDINNAZU, except for two words. These being ASHAK and KIELGALAL.
Here follows the exorcism:

ZI ANNA KANPA! – By heaven be thou exorcised!
ZI KIA KANPA! – By earth be thou exorcised!
GALLU BARRA! – Devil, begone!
NAMTAR BARRA! – Pestilence, begone!
ASHAK BARRA! – ?
GIGIM BARRA! – Ghost, begone!
ALAL BARRA! – Destroyer, begone!
TELAL BARRA! – Wicked warrior demon, begone!
MASQIM BARRA! – Fiend, begone!
UTUQ BARRA! – Spirit, begone!
IDPA BARRA! – Fever, begone!
LALARTU BARRA! – Phantom, begone!
LALLASSU BARRA! – Spectre, begone!
AKHKHARU BARRA! – Vampire, begone!
URUKKU BARRA! – Larvae, begone!
KIELGALAL BARRA! – ?
LILITU BARRA! – Succubus, begone!
UTUQ XUL EDIN NA ZU! – Evil Spirit, go to the desert!
ALLA XUL EDIN NA ZU! – Evil Demon, go to the desert!
GIGIM XUL EDIN NA ZU! – Evil Ghost, go to the desert!
MULLA XUL EDIN NA ZU! – Evil Devil, go to the desert!
DINGIR XUL EDIN NA ZU! – Evil God, go to the desert!
MASQIM XUL EDIN NA ZU! – Evil Fiend, go to the desert!
BARRA! – Begone!
EDINNAZU! – Go to the desert!
ZI ANNA KANPA! – By heaven be thou exorcised!
ZI KIA KANPA! – By earth be thou exorcised!

Some lines of this exorcism can be found on cuneiform tablet A, from the series UTUKKI LIMNUTI.

On cuneiform tablet V, of the series UTUKKI LIMNUTI can be found a long incantation, and part of that incantation is what we know as the Exorcism ZI DINGIR. Thanks to the translation by R.Campbell Thompson we can read the exorcism in English. Here follows the exorcism:

ZI DINGIR NNGI E NE KANPA!
By EA mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NINGI E NE KANPA!
By Damkina mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR ENNUL E NE KANPA!
By En-ul mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NINNUL E NE KANPA!
By Nin-ul mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR ENN KURKUR E NE KANPA!
By En-kur-kur mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NINN KURKUR E NE KANPA!
By Nin-kur-kur mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR N DA SHURRIM MA KANPA!
By En-da-shurimma mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NINNDA SHURRIM MA KANPA!
By Nin-da-shurimma mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR ENDUL AAZAG GA KANPA!
By En-dul-azagga mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NINNDUL AAZAG GA KANPA!
By Nin-dul-azagga mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR ENUHDDIL LA KANPA!
By En-ud-tilla mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NINN UHDDIL LA KANPA!
By Nin-ud-tilla mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR ENMESHIR RAA KANPA!
By En-me-sharra mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NINNME SHIR RAA KANPA!
By Nin-me-sharra mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR ENAA MAA A DINGIR ENLIL LAAGE KANPA!
By the lord,the father and mother of Bel, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NINNA MAA A DINGIR NINNLIL LAAGE KANPA!
By the lady,the father and mother of Beltis, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR SSISGI GISH MA SAGBA DAA NI IDDA ENNUBALLEMA KANPA!
By Sin,whose Bark of Destiny crosses no river, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR BHABBHAR L’GAL DEKUD DINGIR RI ENNEGE KANPA!
By Shamash,lord judge of the gods, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NINNI DUGGAANI DINGIR A NNUNNA IA AN SAGGNNUUNGA GATHA GAN ENE KANPA!
By Ishtar,at whose word each of the Anunnaki standeth fast, mayest thou be exorcised!

I suggest that any reader who wants to increase his or her knowledge of exorcisms and the Sumerian language should obtain a copy of Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia. Because when one does, he or she can discover that even part of the Magan Text (page 161-163) can be found on these ancient tablets.

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2 replies »

  1. The book you mention looks indeed very interesting. When I can spare the money I will certainly add it to my collection. Also I was made aware by the great Warlock Asylum that there is much more material out there that relates to the Necronomicon and it primarily comes from the Library of Ninevah.

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