ETCSLglossingSignSign name: NISAG
Values: nesag̃

The building of Ninĝirsu's temple (Gudea, cylinders A and B) (c.2.1.7), line c217.171
ur-saĝ-eme-nigal-gal-la-am3
ur-saĝmegal
heroessenceto be big
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Paragraph t217.p23 (line(s) 152-172) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
"Let me advise you and may my advice be taken. Direct your steps to Ĝirsu, the foremost house of the land of Lagaš, open your storehouse up and take out wood from it; build (?) a chariot for your master and harness a donkey stallion to it; decorate this chariot with refined silver and lapis lazuli and equip it with arrows that will fly out from the quiver like sunbeams, and with the an-kar weapon, the strength of heroism; fashion for him his beloved standard and write your name on it, and then enter before the warrior who loves gifts, before your master Lord Ninĝirsu in E-ninnu-the-white-Anzud-bird, together with his beloved balaĝ drum Ušumgal-kalama, his famous instrument to which he keeps listening. Your requests will then be taken as if they were commands; and the drum will make the inclination of the lord -- which is as inconceivable as the heavens -- will make the inclination of Ninĝirsu, the son of Enlil, favourable for you so that he will reveal the design of his house to you in every detail. With his powers, which are the greatest, the warrior will make the house thrive (?) for you."
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