Assyrian

Nightcaller’s Library – A Prayer to the Gods of the Night

Welcome to another part of my personal library.

Once again I have constructed a unique incantation from various ancient sources. This particular incantation is a prayer to the Gods of the Night and targets the Workers of Evil that are amongst us.

Here follows the prayer:

  • ALSI KU NUSHI ILANI MUSHITI
  • ASHSHU KASHSHAPTU U KASHSHIPANNI 
  • ELINITUM UBBIRA’ANNI
  • ILI’IA U ISTARI’IA USHIS’SU’U ELI’IA
  • AMXURKA USHAPIKA
  • DINI DINA ALAKTI LIMDA
  • MARUSHTU IMXURANNIMA DINA ANA DAN
  • PURUSSA ANA PARASI MAXARKA AKMIS
  • IZIZANIMMA ILANI MUSHITI RABUTI SHIMA YA DABABI
  •  DINI DIN PURUSSA PURUS
  • PUSHUR KISHPI’IA PUSISI XITATEIA
  • USUX MURSSU LIMNU SHA ZUMRI’IA
  • KUSHSHID MIMMA LIMNU SHA SHERANI’IA U BUANEIA
  • USUXUX MIMMA LIMNU SHA ANA NAKAS NAPISHTI’IA ILLIKAKA
  • ASHKUN INA SHAPLIKUNUMA ADIBBU’UB DINI
  • ASHSHU IPUSHA LIMNI’ETI ISHTE’A LA BANA’ATI
  • TU’URRAT AMATSA ANA PISHA LISHANUSHA QA’ASSA’AT
  • KISHPUSHA RUXUSHA RUSU’USHA LU PA’ASHRU
  • INA ELI KISHPISHA LIMXASUSHI ILANI MUSHITI
  • QI’ISRUSHA PU’UTTURU IPSHETUSHA XULLUQU

Now let us take a look at the English translation.

  • Thee I invoke, Gods of the Night!
  • Because the sorceress has bewitched me!
  • The enchantress has banned me !
  • And my God and my Goddess cry over me!
  • I have petitioned Thee, have glorified Thee!
  • Obtain justice! Take notice of my ways!
  • Uncleanliness has come against me, to judge my cause!
  • To decide my decision, I have knelt down before Thee!
  • Arise great Gods of the Night! Hear my wailing!
  • Judge my cause! Decide my decision!
  • Free me from my bewitchment! Remove my sin!
  • Tear out the evil sickness of my body!
  • Destroy all evil of my flesh and my sinews!
  • Tear away whatever evil may come to cut off my life!
  • I have resigned myself at your feet and bring forth my lament!
  • Because they have done evil, those who are unclean who have striven to do evil,
  • May their words return to their mouths! May their tongues be cut off!
  • Their magic, their witchcraft, their poisoning, may it be dissolved!
  • Because of their sorceries, may the Gods of the Night slay them!
  • Their knots are broken! Their work is destroyed!

Enjoy!

Nightcaller.

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6 replies »

  1. Hey Nightcaller..I am curious about this prayer. How is it similar to the Babylonian Prayer to the Gods of The Night. What I mean is that Warlock Asylum also mentioned a Prayer to The Gods of the Night, but the wording was different. Are they from the same talblet or what have you? sorry, English is my second language. Here is the post I was referring to:

    https://warlockasylum.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/the-antiquity-of-the-urilia-texts-hymn-to-the-ancient-ones/

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  2. Well met Ms. Taoka! It is a great honor and pleasure to have you in our midst! 🙂

    To answer your question… They are not similar. The only thing they have in common is that they both call on the Gods of the Night. The prayer that I have constructed is partly based on the Binding of the Evil Sorcerers (page 89 and 90 of the Simon Necronomicon) which also calls on the Gods of the Night. The Binding found in the Simon Necronomicon is based on the first Incantation which can be found on the first tablet of the Maqlu Series (the original Assyrian tablets). I am currently translating the eight Maqlu tablets from a German work which was printed in 1865. The English translations of these tablets will be the centerpiece of the book I’m currently writing.

    The prayer in this post was constructed by taking lines from the first and second Maqlu tablet as well as various lines from an ancient tablet that deals with sickness which can be found in the book: The Doctrine of Sin in the Babylonian Religion written by Julian Morgenstern.

    And do not worry, English is also my second language. 😉

    If you do not mind me asking, what do you think of my work?

    My regards, Nightcaller.

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  3. Thank you. I think your work is good. I say that you should feel confident in your work. It is your work and your work in this tradition is to understand the mind of god and allow that mind to exist through you. “The Ancient Ones are in all things, but the Elder Gods are in things that live.”

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