‘…When Anu heard this, he called for the Bull of Heaven,
And handed its nose rope to the Princess Ishtar.
Ishtar led the Bull of Heaven down to earth.
When the Bull of Heaven snorts on the earth,
a crack will open in the land and swallow all the men-folk…
When the Bull of Heaven snorts a second time on the earth,
the land will crack open further and swallow all the women-folk…
When the Bull of Heaven snorts a third time on the earth,
the land will crack open still further and swallow all the child-folk…
I will cast your corpse down the narrow streets,
that the city orphans may gorge on it.
I will toss your innards to the city dogs,
that they might fight over them.
I will present your two horns to Shamash
to serve as a flask for…
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