Honored Brothers and Sisters, once again my research has presented me with a problem… The particular issue I am refering to caught my attention in my early Workings and is concerned with certain differences between the material that is present in the Book of the Fifty Names and that which can be found in the ancient scriptures. While it has long been my intention to address these issues I never really had the time or opportunity to properly research these differences. I have, however, become more advanced in my studies and would therefore take this opportunity to examine some of these differences. Though I must state that the material you will find in this post will definitely need a lot more research as it is certainly of importance.
Now I want you first to take a look at the following text which can be found in the Introduction of the Simon Necronomicon under the chapter: The Mythos and the Magick.
“These were the sorcerer’s handbooks, and generally not meant as textbooks or encyclopedias of ceremonial magick. In other words, the sorcerer or magician is supposed to be in possession of the requisite knowledge and training with which to carry out a complex magickal ritual, just as a cook is expected to be able to master the scrambling of eggs before he conjures an “eggs Benedict”; the grimoires, or Black Books, were simply variations on a theme, like cookbooks, different records of what previous magicians had done, the spirits they had contacted, and the successes they had. The magicians who now read these works are expected to be able to select the wheat from the chaff, in much the same fashion as an alchemist discerning the deliberate errors in a treatise on his subject. Therefore it was (and is) insanity for the tyro to pick up a work on ceremonial Magick like the Lesser Key of Solomon to practice conjurations. It would also be folly to pick up Crowley’s Magick in Theory and Practice with the same intention. Both books are definitely not for beginners, a point which cannot be made too often. Unfortunately, perhaps, the dread NECRONOMICON falls into this category.”
The warnings contained in the text above are of grave importance and should not be taken lightly!
“The magicians who now read these works are expected to be able to select the wheat from the chaff, in much the same fashion as an alchemist discerning the deliberate errors in a treatise on his subject.”
Especially this sentence above is a warning which applies to all great and powerful works of Magick. Therefore it also applies to the Necronomicon, as we have already proven in various articles. The reason why these deliberate errors are inserted in these texts is to protect the System from the Uninitiated as well as to protect the Uninitiated from the System. It is an excellent method as it serves the important purpose of dividing the curious dabblers who only seek the powers of the Book for selfish purposes from the true Magicians who have pure intentions in their hearts and who are willing to do the Work and have thereby made the conscious decision to face any horrors they might encounter.
These warnings are especially important to those who are new to the Tradition for they are very true!
Just think about it for a moment.
Do you really think that we are given a masterkey to unlock such a powerful System as the Necronomicon Current, so that it would readily be available to those who have done no work at all?
Are you kidding me?
Of course such a System requires blood, sweat, tears and a whole lot of studying to become unlocked to the practitioner!
We are given the shape of a key which needs a whole lot of detailed cutting and filing to finally fit the lock!
This being said, let us proceed with the issues at hand – the examination of the Fifty Names of Marduk.
In this examination we will include the Book of Fifty Names how it is found in the Simon Necronomicon as well as the Names we are given in the Necronomicon Spellbook. We will compare both works to the Enuma Elish – The Babylonian and Assyrian Legends concerning the Creation of the World and of Mankind.
The purpose of this research is to restore power to these most sacred Fifty by establishing their true Names, for the use of an incorrect Name is offensive and rude when summoning these benevolent Powers for assistance. For in doing so would be a testament to the Magician’s lack of care in gaining proper understanding of the very powers he seeks to bond with. When this understanding fails communication is disrupted, for how can one make a Calling when one does not know the proper name?
We will now start our examination which will reveal new insights in our material.
THE FIRST NAME IS MARDUK.
Obviously there is nothing wrong with this Name and therefore nothing needs to be said about it.
THE SECOND NAME IS MARUKKA
The Name MARUKKA is not found in L.W. King‘s translation of the Enuma Elish. I did, however, find some interesting information regarding this Name in another work which is called: Babylonian epic of creation restored from the recently recovered tablets of Assur written by Stephen Langdon. On page 182, line 111, we find the Name MA-RU-DUK which the author has translated as MARDUK. This does not mean that this is the First Name, for it is the Second Name that is given in this work. Unfortunately we cannot fully establish the true form of this Second Name as its form seems to be based on how the cuneiform signs were interpretated by scholars of varying opinions. We know this from the following footnote in Langdon’s work, regarding this Name: MA-RU-DUK. The footnote is applied to the red colored part of the Name and reads as follows: “Sign KU perhaps with value dukhere. So Ebeling. Luckenbill reads ma-ru-tuš, and a decision between these two readings is difficult.”
This leaves us, unfortunately, with three different versions of what should be one proper Name. These being MARUKKA, MARUDUK, and MARUTUSH.
THE THIRD NAME IS MARUTUKKU
Again we encounter a Name which seems to be found only in the Necronomicon and the Spellbook, as there is no sign of this Name in King’s Enuma Elish. Fortunately we have Langdon’s restorations available to us for it tells us the true form of the Name, as well as its meaning. Page 182, line 113, gives us the Third Name which reads: Ma-ru-du-uk-ku. This Name also contains a footnote which reads as follows: “This title of the older god Asaru or Asar-lù-dugis a late fabrication of the scribes to devise a title which would describe the new god of Babylon in the role of Ninurta, the original hero of the combat with Tiamat. Ninurta was a sun-god and amar-ud means ‘youth of the sun’, whence Marudukku, Marduk.”
THE FOURTH NAME IS BARASHAKUSHU
The Fourth Name is a somewhat obscure title as the footnote in Langdon’s work will show us. This work will also reveal the proper pronunciation of the Name (page 182, line 115) which reads Bara-šag-kuš-ùand is pronounced as BARASHAGKUSHU. The footnote reads as follows: “This title of Marduk has not been found in the theological vocabularies, and is not preserved in the text of Tab. VII. The name means ša’il parakkê, ‘ He who is solicitous for sanctuaries’, cf. Shurpu, ii 122 ; Gudea, Cyl, A 29, 2.“
THE FIFTH NAME IS LUGGALDIMMERANKIA
The Fifth Name has also been lost in King’s Enuma Elish, yet it is restored in Langdon’s work and can be found on page 184, line 117. This Name contains also a minor difference in pronunciation for it reads as follows: Lugal-dim-me-ir-an-ki-a. The meaning of this Name is ‘Lord of the gods of heaven and earth’.
THE SIXTH NAME IS NARILUGGALDIMMERANKIA
Like so many of the Fifty Names this one is also not preserved in the Enuma Elish of L.W. King, but the man, Stephen Langdon (who is quickly becoming my favorite scholar!) comes once again to the resque with his excellent restoration of these important texts. On page 184, line 121, we find the proper ancient form of this Power which reads: Na-ri-dim-me-ir-an-ki-a. This power is known as ‘the musterer of all the gods’. It should also be noted that this Name is the first inconsistency between the Simon Necronomicon and the Necronomicon Spellbook. The Seal that is found in the Spellbook is shown upside down! Be aware of this in your Workings for it may cause thee harm, as using a symbol in reverse may alter its purpose! Just remember the meaning of the Pentagram when it is side up. When you rotate it point downwards then it takes on a whole other meaning, even though the actual shape of the symbol is not altered.
THE SEVENTH NAME IS ASARULUDU
Page 184, line 125, of Langdon’s work provides us with the ancient Name of the Seventh Power which reads: Asar-lù-dug. He is ‘the light of the gods, the mighty champion’. This title also has a footnote in Langdon’s work which is concerned with the last part of the word which is dug. It reads as follows: “The reading of the last sign is doubtful ; šar is possible. The meaning of this title of Marduk remains unknown. Asar or asaru is said to mean šârik mêrišti, bestower of verdure ; lù = bélu, and the last element (if dug) may mean tabtu or (if šar) kiššãti. The title is explained by Marduk ša šipti, ‘ Marduk of judgement’, CT. 24, 42, 97, which is probably false.
THE EIGHT NAME IS NAMTILLAKU
The Name Namtillaku can be found on page 186, line 129, of Langdon’s work, though it is written as: Namtilaku. Who restored the destroyed gods to be even as his own creation.
THE NINTH NAME IS NAMRU
Namru’s Name can be found on page 186, line 133, of Langdon’s work. He is the bright god who brightens our way. This Name is also where we find our second inconsistency between the Necronomicon and the Spellbook. Namru’s Word of Power is written as BAKAKALAMU in the Necronomicon, but in the Spellbook it is written as BAKAKLAMU. As you can see the Word of Power in the Spellbook misses a letter – the A. This may seem insignificant, but it is not! It changes the whole Word! Remember this well!
THE TENTH NAME IS ASARU
Asaru is found on page 188, line 145, of Langdon’s work, but this Power is also found in the Enuma Elish, Tablet Seven, line 1, under the name Asar-ri. He is the Creator of grain and plants, causing the grass to spring up.
THE ELEVENTH NAME IS ASARUALIM
This Name is both found in King’s and in Langdon’s work. In King’s Enuma Elish on Tablet Seven, line 3. In Langdon’s work on page 188, line 3. He is called: Asaru-alim who in the house of counsel is powerful, in counsel excellent.
THE TWELFTH NAME IS ASARUALIMNUNNA
This Name can be found in full in Langdon’s work on page 190, line 5, and in King’s work on Tablet Seven, line 5. Asaru-alim-nunna, who directs the ordinances of Anu, Enlil and Enki.
THE THIRTEENTH NAME IS TUTU
Tablet Seven, line 9, of the Enuma Elish contains this Name. In Langdon’s work it is page 190, line 9. He is Tutu, maker of their restoration.
THE FOURTEENTH NAME IS ZIUKKINNA
Ziukkinna is found on Tablet Seven of the Enuma Elish, line 15. In Langdon’s work it is page 192, line 15. Let not his deeds, all of them, be forgotten among pale-faced men.
THE FIFTEENTH NAME IS ZIKU
Name number Fifteen should be differently pronounced according to the ancient scriptures, for it is written as: Zi-kug. This name can be found in Langdon’s work on page 192, line 19. He is the god of sweet breath,’ lord of grace and mercy’. In King’s work the Name is written differently. There he is named (on page 96, line 19) Zi-azag. I may be mistaken, but if I remember correctly ZIKU is a feminine power.
THE SIXTEENTH NAME IS AGAKU
Aga-kug, Lord of the pure curse, who restores unto life the dying. He is called as such in Langdon’s work on page 194, line 25. In King’s work he is called Aga-azag, on page 96, line 25.
THE SEVENTEENTH NAME IS TUKU
This Name is a good example of why it is so important to engage in all this time-consuming research, for this glorious Power should not be called as TUKU, as it was given the Name Mukug, who with his holy incantation removed all the evil ones. This proper Name is given in Langdon’s work on page 196, line 33. In King’s work he is named as Mu-azag, on page 98, line 33.
THE EIGHTEENTH NAME IS SHAZU
Again we encounter a Name which is bereft of power, for the Name we are given is incorrect. For the Name to be properly pronounced it should be called Šag-zu which is pronounced as SHAGZU, who permitted not the evil-doers to escape from him. That one missing letter is of the utmost importance because the ancient tongue requires that all letters be pronounced. Therefore we should root out these imperfections to restore the System to its rightful glory so that we may remember, and marvel at, these most ancient Names bestowed upon DinGir Marduk by the Council of the Elder Gods. In Langdon’s work this Name can be found on page 196, line 35. In King’s work on page 98, line 35.
THE NINETEENTH NAME IS ZISI
Zisi, conqueror of oppressors. His Name is found on page 198, line 41, of Langdon’s work. In King’s work on page 100, line 41.
THE TWENTIETH NAME IS SUHRIM
This Name is the first of four Powers that are concerned with vanquishing the foe in most terrible manners. Therefore it is not so strange that we discover this power to be unproperly named. Maybe rightly so, as the curious dabbler is an easy victim to these unopposable Spirits whose wrath knows no bounds and who will easily slay the desillusioned, powerhungry sorcerer. I am required to give you a warning which should be heeded well. Understand well the consequences of employing these Harbingers of destruction for you will certainly pay the price for their services and you might realize to late that it might be to steep for you. Believe me, I’ve been there. I have witnessed their handiwork, but at a very high price. These four Powers should be deployed only when life is threatened and should not be employed to resolve petty disputes, for the tasks assigned to these Spirits and the acts they commit are acts of Black Magick. Repetitive use of these methods will as surely destroy the Magician as it will destroy his foes. The true Name of this mighty One is Suhhab, who annihilates the enemies. Its Name should be pronounced as SUXXAB. The name can be found in Langdon’s work on page 198, line 43. In King’s work, however, this great Spirit is named as Suh-kur which would be pronounced as SUXKUR. This Name can be found on page 100, line 43. We have also come to the third inconsistency between the Necronomicon and the Spellbook. In the Necronomicon its Word of power is given as MASHSHANERGAL, but in the Spellbook we find this Word of Power: MASSHANGERGAL. This was most likely deliberately done to protect the Uninitiated.
THE TWENTY-FIRST NAME IS SUHGURIM
Unfortunately the Tablet that contained these Names is severely damaged and their words have been obliterated. Therefore we won’t be able to find these Names in King’s enuma Elish. Mr. Langdon must certainly have been frustrated over the damage to the Tablets for he managed to recover only one additional Name. It can be found on page 198, line 47, and is written as Suh-gu-habwhich is pronounced as SUXGUXAB, destroyer of the totality of the wicked.
THE TWENTY-SECOND NAME IS ZAHRIM
As of yet I have been unable to find this Name in the ancient texts. It will remain subject to further study.
THE TWENTY-THIRD NAME IS ZAHGURIM
As of yet I have been unable to find this Name in the ancient texts. It will remain subject to further study.
THE TWENTY-FOURTH NAME IS ENBILULU
Now it becomes a bit confusing because the order in which the Names are given in the Necronomicon doesn’t correspond anymore with the order given on the ancient tablets, for on those tablets it is not enbilulu who was Name twenty-four, but Gil who is the Thirtieth Name in the Necronomicon. The Name ENBILULU can be found in Langdon’s work on page 202, line 95.
THE TWENTY-FIFTH NAME IS EPADUN
As of yet I have been unable to find this Name in the ancient texts. It will remain subject to further study.
THE TWENTY-SIXTH NAME IS ENBILULUGUGAL
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH NAME IS HEGAL
THE TWENTY-EIGHT NAME IS SIRSIR
THE TWENTY-NINTH NAME IS MALAH
As of yet I have been unable to find this Name in the ancient texts. It will remain subject to further study. I can tell you, however, that we have found our fourth inconsistency between the Necronomicon and the Spellbook. In the Necronomicon Malah’s Word of Power is given as BACHACHADUGGA, but in the Spellbook we suffer once again from what seems to be a corrupted Word, for it ommits the last A and reads thus BACHACHADUGG.
THE THIRTIETH NAME IS GIL
In Langdon’s work we can just make out the Name Gil from a further totally obliterated line. It is found on page 198, line 63.
THE THIRTY-FIRST NAME IS GILMA
As of yet I have been unable to find this Name in the ancient texts. It will remain subject to further study. The fifth inconsistency between the Necronomicon and the Spellbook has arisen. Gilma’s Word of Power is written as AKKABAL. The Spellbook ommits a K and gives it as AKABAL.
THE THIRTY-SECOND NAME IS AGILMA
In King’s work the tablet is so damaged that we can only make out part of the Name which reads A-gil…. Langdon has not only managed to restore the Name, but the entire line. It can be found on page 198, line 65.
THE THIRTY-THIRD NAME IS ZULUM
This Name can be found in Langdon’s work on page 200, line 67. In King’s work, on page 102, line unknown, the Name is given as Zu-lum-mu.
THE THIRTY-FOURTH NAME IS MUMMU
This Name is interesting and those who are well versed in Sumerian and Babylonian mythology know this Name to be incorrect for it is the Name of Absu’s minister. In King’s work, on page 102, the Name is given as MU-UM-MU. The same Name is also given in Langdon’s work, on page 200, line 69. It is possible that the words UM-MU in the Name refer to Tiamat and may perhaps be regarded as a title (Ummu-Hubur).
THE THIRTY-FIFTH NAME IS ZULUMMAR
This Name remains obscure because in its place both books give me a different Name. In Langdon’s work, on page 200, line 72, we are given this Name: Giš-numun-áb-ba. In King’s work, on page 102, we are given the Name: Giš-kul.
THE THIRTY-SIXTH NAME IS LUGALABDUBUR
In King’s work, on page 102, we can only find part of this Name. That being: Lugal-ab-…. In Langdon’s work, on page 200, line 74, the Name is given as: Lugal-éš-dubur.
THE THIRTY-SEVENTH NAME IS PAGALGUENNA
Pagalguenna, great hero in the totality of lords. This Name is only found in Langdon’s work, on page 201, line 76.
THE THIRTY-EIGHT NAME IS LUGALDURMAH
LUGALDURMAH, leader of the gods, lord of the far-famed band. This same Name is given in both Langdon’s work (page 201, line 78) and in king’s work (page 104, line unknown). It should be noted that the Name is pronounced as: LUGALDURMAX.
THE THIRTY-NINTH NAME IS ARANUNNA
It seems that this Name is written incorrectly as both my sources give this Name as: A-du-nun-na. In Langdon’s work on page 201, line 81. In King’s work on page 104, line unknown.
THE FORTIETH NAME IS DUMUDUKU
Langdon’s work provides us with a Name that has a slightly different pronunciation (on page 202, line 83) which reads: Dumu-dù-kug. King’s work, however, gives us this Name: Dul-azag.
THE FORTY-FIRST NAME IS LUGALANNA
King’s work has named this Power: Lugal-dul-azaga, on page 106.
THE FORTY-SECOND NAME IS LUGALUGGA
Langdon’s work names this Power: Lugal-dù-kug-ga, on page 202, line 85.
THE FORTY-THIRD NAME IS IRKINGU
THE FORTY-FOURTH NAME IS KINMA
As of yet I have been unable to find this Name in the ancient texts. It will remain subject to further study. Here we find our sixth inconsistency between the Necronomicon and the Spellbook. In the Necronomicon Kinma’s Word of Power is given as ENGAIGAI.
In the Spellbook it reads ENGAIGAL.
THE FORTY-FIFTH NAME IS ESIZKUR
This Name is only found in Langdon’s work and differs greatly from the one in the Necronomicon. We can find this Name on page 204, line 99, and it reads as follows: E-zur. Yet we uncover our seventh inconsistency between the Necronomicon and the Spellbook. Eszikur’s Word of Power reads as follows, in the Necronomicon: NENIGEGAI. In the Spellbook it reads: NENIGEGAL.
THE FORTY-SIXTH NAME IS GIBIL
We find this Name in Langdon’s work, on page 202, line 91.
THE FORTY-SEVENTH NAME IS ADDU
THE FORTY-EIGHT NAME IS ASHARRU
THE FORTY-NINTH NAME IS NEBIRU
This Name is found in King’s work, on page 108, line109. In Langdon’s work this Name is written as: NIBIRU (on page 204, line 107).
THE FIFTIETH NAME IS NINNUAM
This concludes our first research regarding the Fifty Names of Marduk.
During the writing of this article I have shown my devotion to the DinGir, especially to DinGir Marduk, as I completed my task I was appointed without rest, or loss of focus. This post has taken almost twelve hours to complete which I have achieved without faltering. I could not permit myself to take a break from this work, for the great Lord Marduk had shown me his favor by answering my prayer. Because I am currently residing in Marduk Gate and will soon be descending into Ganzir I had summoned my Watcher two nights ago and I had prayed to the DinGir for a sign that would reasure me that my Initiation was going well. I needed this confirmation to rid myself of any doubts that plagued me which might have posed a threat once I descended into the hellish Pit. Marduk, the great God, answered my prayers through an epiphany which took such possession of me that I was already several hours very busy with my Workings when I realized the importance of the message I had received.
Tonight I was truly blessed!
Let us end this article with some knowledge that seems to be pretty important, for I keep having this thought in my mind. As priests and priestesses of Marduk and Enki we should realize that it is a great honor to restore the old customs to their former glory. Therefore it will be pleasing to the Gods if their servants know them by their most ancient titles.
Spirit of the Land of Sumer, Remember!