Literature:Ishtar spoke to her father/Chlouvānem

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Adapted from an English translation of the Akkadian version, from Tablet VI.


iṣtara mæn anu ga būnom elīce dhāḍirek, Ishtar.DIR. TOPIC. Anu. ADP. father-DAT.SG. like_this. express.IND.PAST-EXP-INTERIOR-3SG.COMMON.
"būnē, ilēnīyi snīdbhas lum męlimo, father-VOC.SG. heaven-GEN.SG. bull.DIR.SG. 1SG.DAT. give-EXP-OPT.IMPF.3SG.PATIENT.EXTERIOR.
gilgameṣu amahe kautedrēt. Gilgamesh-ACC. abode-LOC.SG. kill‹AGENT›-SUBJ.PERF-EXP-3.EXTERIOR.
pū ilēnīyi snīdbhas lum nę gu męlyē ša, if. heaven-GEN.SG. bull.DIR.SG. 1SG.DAT. 2SG.HIGH_FORMAL.ERG. NEG=give.IND.PRES-EXP-3SG.PATIENT.EXTERIOR=NEG.
mārim uḍūkijāṇi geiraih šutayanārāltam, then. netherworld-GEN.SG. door-ACC.PL. down-AGENT-push.IND.FUTINT-EXP-1SG.EXTERIOR.
geirjagdhrāṣa vandayutugāltam sama geiraih tokte ilįnāltaṃte, door_post-ACC.DU. break_into_pieces‹AGENT›-IND.FUTINT-EXP-1SG.EXTERIOR. and. door-ACC.PL. lie_down-INF. leave-IND.FUTINT-EXP-1SG.EXTERIOR-AGENT.
sama lildhavih yųlētte uḍūkāsām āntayiħīlunūdāltam. and. living_being-ACC.PL eat-SUBJ.PERF-EXP-3.EXTERIOR-AGENT. dead-DAT.PL. upwards-AGENT-walk.MONODIR-PERMIS.IND.FUTINT-EXP-1SG.EXTERIOR.
sama uḍūkē lildhūnīs narenanūnyāhai!" and. dead-DIR.PL. living_being-ABL.PL. outnumber.IND.FUTINT.EXP.3PL.PATIENT.EXTERIOR.

Ishtar spoke to her father, Anu, saying:
"Father, give me the Bull of Heaven,
so he can kill Gilgamesh in his dwelling.
If you do not give me the Bull of Heaven,
I will knock down the Gates of the Netherworld,
I will smash the door posts, and leave the doors flat down,
and will let the dead go up to eat the living!
And the dead will outnumber the living!"