“Enuma elish...When in the heights Heaven had not been named,And below, Earth had not been called;Naught, but primordial APSU, their Begetter,MUMMU, and TIAMAT -- she who bore them all.No reed had yet been formed, no marshland had appeared.None of the gods had yet been brought into being,None bore a name, their destinies were undetermined.”
“Their waters were mingled together...Gods were formed in their midst:God LAHMU and goddess LAHAMU were brought forth;By name they were called.”
“Before they had grown in age and in stature to an appointed size --God ANSHAR and KISHAR were formed, surpassing them.”
“As lengthened the days and multiplied the years,God ANU became their son—of his ancestors a rival.Then ANSHAR’S first-born, ANU, as his equal and in his image begot EA.”
“The divine brothers banded together; they disturbed TIAMAT as they surged back and forth.They were troubling the “belly” of TIAMAT by their antics in the dwelling of heaven.APSU could not lessen their clamor; TIAMAT was speechless at their ways.Their doings were loathsome... Troublesome were their ways.”
“In the Chamber of Fates, the place of Destinies,A god was engendered, most able and wisest of gods;In the heart of the Deep was NIBIRU created.Alluring was his figure, sparkling the lift of his eyes;Lordly was his gait, commanding as of olden times...Greatly exalted was he above the gods, exceeding throughout...He was the loftiest of the gods, surpassing was his height;His members were enormous, he was exceedingly tall.When he moved his lips, fire blazed forth.”
“Anu brought forth and fashioned the four sides,Consigned their power to the leader of the host.”
“He produced streams, disturbed Tiamat; the gods were not at rest, carried as in a storm.”
“She has set up an Assembly and is furious with rage...Withall, eleven of this kind she brought forth....They thronged and marched at the side of Tiamat;Enraged, they plot ceaselessly day and night.They are set for combat, fuming and raging;They have assembled, prepared for conflict.”
“From among the gods who formed her host, her first-born, KINGU, she elevated; in their midst she made him great.To be head of her ranks, to command her host, to raise weapons for the encounter, to be in the lead for combat, in the battle to be the commander --These to the hand of KINGU she entrusted, as she caused him to be in her host,‘I have cast a spell for thee,’ she said to him; ‘I have made thee great in the assembly of the gods;Dominion over the gods I have given unto thee,Verily, thou art supreme!’”
“...she has set up an Assembly and is furious with rage...She had added matchless weapons, has borne monster-gods...Withal eleven of this kind she has brought forth;From among the gods who formed her Assembly,She has elevated KINGU, her first-born, made him chief...She has given him a Tablet of Destinies, fastened it on his breast.”
“If I, indeed, as your Avenger am to vanquish Tiamat, save your lives --Convene an Assembly to proclaim my Destiny supreme!”
“Anshar opened his mouth, to GAGA, his Counselor, a word he addressed...‘Be on they way, GAGA, take the stand before the gods, and that which I shall tell thee, repeat thou unto them.’”
“The Lord [NIBIRU] went forth, followed his course;Towards the raging TIAMAT he set his face...The Lord approached to scan the innerside of TIAMAT --The scheme of KINGU, her consort, to perceive.As he [NIBIRU] looks on, his course becomes upset,His direction is distracted, his goings are confused.When the gods, his helpers, who were marching at his side,Saw the valiant KINGU, blurred became their vision.TIAMAT emitted a roar... the Lord raised the flooding storm.TIAMAT and NIBIRU, the wisest of gods, advanced against one another;They pressed on to single combat, they approached for battle.The Lord spread out his net to enfold her;The Evil Wind, the rearmost, he unleashed at her face.As she opened her mouth, TIAMAT, to devour him --He drove in the Evil Wind so that she closed not her lips.The fierce storm Winds then charged her belly;Her body became distended; her mouth had opened wide.He shot there through an arrow, it tore her belly; it cut through her insides, tore into her womb.Having thus subdued her, her life-breath he extinguished.After he had slain TIAMAT, the leader, her band was shattered,Her host broken up, the gods, her helpers who marched at her side,Trembling with fear, turned their backs about so as to save and preserve their lives.”
“...then returned to TIAMAT, whom he had subdued.The Lord paused to view her lifeless body.To divide the monster he then artfully planned.Then, as a mussel, he split her into two parts.The Lord trod upon Tiamat’s hinder part;With his weapon the connected skull he cut loose;He severed the channels of her blood;And caused the North Wind to bear it to places that have been unknown.”
“The [other] half of her he set up as a screen for the skies:Locking them together, as watchmen he stationed them...He bent Tiamat’s tail to form the Great Band as a bracelet.”
“Putting TIAMAT’s head [Earth] into position,He raised the mountains thereon.He opened the springs, the torrents to draw off.Through her eyes he released the Tigris and Euphrates.From her teats he formed the lofty mountains,Drilled springs for wells, the water to carry off.”
“And Kingu, who had become chief among them,He made shrink;As god DUG.GA.E he counted him.He took from him the Tablet of Destinies, not rightfully his.”
Did Nibiru really use his rearmost satellite to smack Tiamat in the mouth?
Was there something going on between Tiamat and Kingu that enraged Nibiru?
Are these Sumerian texts worth the clay upon which they are impressed?
What does our biblical authorities have to say about all this?
Will Nibiru be making a return visit anytime soon?