Saturday, July 03, 2010


For a Friend Disturbed by Noisy Neighbors

W.G. Lambert and A.R. Milliard, tr., Atra-hāsis: The Babylonian Story of the Flood (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969), p. 67:
Twelve hundred years [had not passed]
[When the land extended] and the peoples multiplied.
The [land] was bellowing [like a bull],
The god got disturbed with [their uproar].
[Enlil heard] their noise
[And addressed] the great gods,
"The noise of mankind [has become too intense for me],
[With their uproar] I am deprived of sleep
[....] let there be plague."
Related post: The Noise Needers.

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