ETCSLglossingSignSign name: GA2
Values: ba4, g̃a2, g̃e26, ma3, pisag̃

How grain came to Sumer (c.1.7.6), line c176.4
Enlil (DN)armwild goatmountain (range)to be skilfulXto go down or upeyeto raise
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Paragraph t176.p1 (line(s) 1-12) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
Men used to eat grass with their mouths like sheep. In those times, they did not know grain, barley or flax. An brought these down from the interior of heaven. Enlil lifted his gaze around as a stag lifts its horns when climbing the terraced …… hills. He looked southwards and saw the wide sea; he looked northwards and saw the mountain of aromatic cedars. Enlil piled up the barley, gave it to the mountain. He piled up the bounty of the Land, gave the innuḫa barley to the mountain. He closed off access to the wide-open hill. He …… its lock, which heaven and earth shut fast (?), its bolt, which …….
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