Kharsag Epic No 1: The Arrival of the Anannage Tablet No. 14005 - A
where Heaven and Earth met, the Heavenly Assembly, the Great
Sons of Anu, descended - the many Wise Ones.
of the Plough had not yet prepared the land and (its) watering;
for the Lord of the Plough, (that) implement had not (yet) turned
over the hard earth.
The ass had not (yet) been watered; the seed had not been watered.
well and the irrigation channels had not been dug; then, had
not been dug for the ass and the cattle.
The shesh-grain of thirty days did not exist; the shesh-grain of fifty days did not exist, the small grain, the mountain grain, and the animal fodder did not exist.
The Lord of the Plough had not sown the grain; then, the Enclosure had not been constructed.
Together with the Great Lords, the Great Lady had not arrived.
The faithful Lord Ugmash had not (yet) taken observations of the movements of the Sun.
Mankind learned from the Great Shining Ones;they set things in order.
Man had not yet learned how to eat or how to sleep; had not learned how to make clothes, or permanent dwellings.
People crawled into their dwellings on all fours;they ate grass with their mouths like sheep; they drank storm-water from the streams.
Later) after the Lords had planted greenery, its fruit covered the extensive Enclosure; the Lord of the Granary made it beautiful.
The Lords rejoiced in the enclosed place - in its food enclosures - in its shady orchards. There the Lord of the Granary had planted abundant vegetation, the Anannage - in their bright dwellings in the spacious Enclosure - ate abundantly, but were not content.
Of the excellent
milk from the spacious sheepfold,
At that time, the Lord Enki was speaking to the Lord Enlil.
Father Enlil had appointed the Lord of the Granary [Enki] to erect that splendid, enclosed dwelling the splendid dwelling - the bright dwelling - the place with lofty [running] water
Enki and the Lord Enlil conversed animatedly...
The cattle-shed was surrounded by a wall... .he [also] covered the stocks of food in a lofty building.
The Lord of the Granary irrigated the fields; he made their bright, enclosed places and cultivated the fields.
He made firm the wall of the cattle-shed; he appointed a herdsman for his abundant cattle.
of the Granary was made responsible for the building.
The Lord of the Granary, and the Cattle-Shed, multiplied the offspring.
He [Enlil] commanded a Reservoir to be constructed; it was sited on the Heights; in the shining Land, lofty water was established it was sited on the Heights. The Lord commanded - the Arbiter planned it.
In this land - in this created place - food was greatly increased for the people.
The Arbiter of the Land established shade in it.
Where the perched House stood, the ground was made shady; and, then, the boundary was fenced-in.
Because the Lord had commanded these things, they were established, there, in the Highlands.
At the place of the Waterfall, the Companions and their wives were given a feast. In a shady field, many helped with the serving!