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An excerpt from a hymn to Nanna: translation

1-5God who ...... among the gods, coming forth on high, perfecting the divine powers of heaven! Outstanding crown, radiance, ......, prince, ...... of heaven, justly cherished by An and Urac! Born in Dur-an-ki! Light, radiance and crown of Urim!

6-8Now in addition he desired something good, something good. The lord wearied Enlil to determine the fate of his city: "My father, may you restore my city for me!"

9-11No one should escape the grasp of father Nanna, him of most just words! Princely lord, princely lord, great princeliness among the gods! In the temple that, like the heavens, inspires terror and fear, you are awesome.

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Revision history

30.viii.2000 : GC : adapting translation
30.ix.2000 : JAB : proofreading
05.x.2000 : GC : tagging
20.x.2000 : ER : proofreading SGML
20.x.2000 : ER : converting to HTML 4.0
7.ix.2001 : ER : header and footer reformatted; substantive content of file not changed