The importance of the Fire God should not be underestimated. It is great Gibil who protects the Magician from his evil enemies. The great Fire God consumes the evil powers which seek to do harm to the Magician, and He is greatly feared by Demon and God alike. He is the most terrible opponent of those who work evil, and therefore he plays an important role in our rituals.
The Conjuration of the Fire God which we are given on page 65 of the Simon Necronomicon was written by an accomplished Magician. This is obvious because the power of the incantation can be felt when it is recited during ritual. I, personally, would have loved to have seen this conjuration be given in full in the ancient tongue. I am fairly certain, however, that a full translation will be a nearly impossible task because to do so would require immense skill and great knowledge of the ancient tongue. As of yet, this is beyond my abilities….
I came to this conclusion after studying the source material on which the conjuration is based. It was mainly written by using various pieces of incantations which can be found on the Second Maqlu Tablet. Therefore, we can safely assume that the ancient tongue that is used in the conjuration is the Assyrian language, as the Maqlu Tablets are of Assyrian origin. A great part of the conjuration which is written in English, however, is most likely composed by the Magician who constructed the conjuration. Therefore, it will be very hard to translate these parts into the ancient tongue. I can, however, supply the reader with some Assyrian translations which can be applied to the Conjuration of the Fire God.
- Spirit of the Fire, Remember!
- GIBIL, Spirit of the Fire, Remember!
- GIRRA, Spirit of the Flames, Remember!
- O God of Fire, Mighty Son of ANU
- GIŠBAR šar-xu bu-kúr A-nim
- Most terrifying among Thy Brothers
- iz-zu axê-šu at-ta
- O God of the Furnace, God of Destruction, Remember!
- Rise up, O God of Fire, GIBIL in Thy Majesty, and devour my enemies!
- Rise up, O God of Fire, GIRRA in Thy Power, and burn the sorcerers who persecute me!
- GIBIL GASHRU UMUNA YANDURU
- O God of Fire, strong, terrible day
- TUSHTE YESH SHIR ILLANI U MA YALKI
- You lead Gods and Princes right
- GISHBAR IA ZI IA
- IA ZI DINGIR GIRRA KANPA!
- Rise up, Son of the Flaming Disk of ANU!
- Rise up, Offspring of the Golden Weapon of MARDUK!
- It is not I, but ENKI, Master of the Magicians, who summons Thee!
- It is not I, but MARDUK, Slayer of the Serpent, who calls Thee here now!
- Burn the Evil and the Evildoer!
- Burn the Sorcerer and the Sorceress!
- qu-mi kaššapi ù kaššapti!
- Singe them! Burn them! Destroy them!
- qu-li šu-nu-ti! qu-mi šu-nu-ti! a-ru-ux šu-nu-ti!
- Consume their powers!
- Carry them away!
- šù-ta-bil šu-nu-ti!
- Rise up, GISHBAR BA GIBBIL BA GIRRA ZI AGA KANPA!
- Spirit of the God of Fire, Thou art Conjured!
- (Should read either KAKAMA, or AMANU)
I hope that we are eventually able to uncover more translations of this important conjuration. For now this will have to do…