The Seven Names of Lamastu is an exploration of the religions and mysteries of the cradle of civilisation, Mesopotamia. A modern translation of the famous Lamastu Series, with commentary, which can be used as a dictionary and travel companion through the earliest form of religion and sorcery.
This is a modern translation of the famous Lamastu Series, with commentary, which can be used as a dictionary and travel companion through the earliest form of religion and sorcery.
Author: Jan Fries
Utilising material spanning 3000 years, this book examines childbirth in the Biblical and Babylonian world. Stol's scholarship has an extraordinary range. He follows the mother and child from conception to weaning, analyzing a variety of different texts and topics. He deals, for example, with the vicissitudes and procedures of labor and delivery, delivery with magical plants and amulets, and with legal issues relating to abortion or to the liability of the wet-nurse. Many of the texts are rich and distinctive. Babylonian incantations to facilitate birth describe the child moving "over the dark sea" and, like a ship, reaching "the quay of life". His discussions are supplemented with relevant examples drawn from Greek and Roman sources, Rabbinic literature, and modern ethnographic material from traditional Middle Eastern societies. The last chapter, written by F.A.M. Wiggermann, deals with the horrible baby-snatching demon, Lamastum. This book is a fully re-worked edition of a volume originally written in Dutch (1983). Both authors teach at the Free University (Amsterdam).
... which are hung around his neck and bound to his hands and feet.166 Also on his neck was a cylinder seal of clay inscribed with the seven names of Lamaštu.167 At the head of the patient's bed an amulet was hung , on it the symbols of ...
Lamaštu was one of the most important Mesopotamian demons, playing a dominant role in the magico-religious and magico-medical beliefs and practices of ancient Mesopotamia for nearly two millennia. Yet, she has never been the subject of a scholarly monograph dedicated to the textual and visual evidence for her, her activities, and the measures that ancient magical specialists took to counter her. This volume also falls short of this description, because it covers only one part of the material: it is an edition of the textual record only, which is, however, collected here as completely as seems possible today. Walter Farber, who has studied these materials for decades, presents a comprehensive collection of all of the known texts, the texts of the primary incantations in a “score” format, and transliteration and translation of a number of ancillary texts. This much-awaited volume will fill the void in the literature on this aspect of the life and thought of ancient Mesopotamian peoples regarding the character of this malevolent creature and the means of warding off the threat that she posed.
For the same reason, N. Heeßel argues that the first line contains two “names,” Lamaštu and Mārat Ani. Although the change in syntax assumed in most of the older translations and my own rendering, and the resulting seventh “name” in the ...
Author: Walter Farber
Publisher: Penn State Press
However , techniques were developed of explaining any and every divine name by means of the many Sumerian ... 109 57 ff . , the seven names of Lamaštu in RA 18 198 and duplicates , and the eight names of Nabû in LKA 16 9-16 .
Author: F. R.: Festschrift Kraus
Publisher: Brill Archive
Category: Akkadian language
Mesopotamian Medicine and Magic. Studies in Honour of Markham J. Geller offers 34 brand-new text editions and analytical studies concerned with diverse healing traditions and practices in Ancient Western Asia.
Invocation of the seven names of Lamaštu. Rit. 1 You write Inc. 1 on a clay cylinder seal, place it on the baby's neck. Inc. 2 “Dimme, Child of An...”. Ritual content: making Lamaštu hold a black dog, pouring well water for her. Rit.
Author: Strahil V. Panayotov
For much of the last half of the twentieth century, W. G. Lambert devoted much of his research energy and effort to the study of Babylonian texts dealing with Mesopotamian ideas regarding creation, including especially Enuma Elish. This volume, which appears almost exactly 2 years after Lambert’s death, distills a lifetime of learning by the world’s foremost expert on these texts. Lambert provides a full transliteration and translation of the 7 tablets of Enuma Elish, based on the known exemplars, as well as coverage of a number of other texts that bear on, or are thought to bear on, Mesopotamian notions of the origin of the world, mankind, and the gods. New editions of seventeen additional “creation tales” are provided, including “Enmesharra’s Defeat,” “Enki and Ninmah,” “The Slaying of Labbu,” and “The Theogony of Dunnu.” Lambert pays special attention, of course, to the connection of the main epic, Enuma Elish, with the rise and place of Marduk in the Babylonian pantheon. He traces the development of this deity’s origin and rise to prominence and elaborates the relationship of this text, and the others discussed, to the religious and political climate Babylonia. The volume includes 70 plates (primarily hand-copies of the various exemplars of Enuma Elish) and extensive indexes.
LKA 16 9–16 = WdO I (1947/52) 476ff.; cf. note on VII 35–55 Your first name is Šazu, who knows the heart of the gods, ... Finally, an incantation to Lamaštu, of uncertain date, lists seven names: dlamaštu(dìm-me) mārat(dumu) da-nim ...
Author: Wilfred G. Lambert
Publisher: Penn State Press
Religion, Culture, and the Monstrous: Of Gods and Monsters explores the intersection of the emerging field of “monster theory” within religious studies. With case studies from ancient Mesopotamia to contemporary valleys of the Himalayas to ghost tours in Savannah, Georgia, the volume examines the variegated nature of the monstrous as well as the cultural functions of monsters in shaping how we see the world and ourselves. In this, the authors constructively assess the state of the two fields of monster theory and religious studies, and propose new directions in how these fields can inform each other. The case studies included illuminate the ways in which monsters reinforce the categories through which a given culture sees the world. At the same time, the volume points to how monsters appear to question, disrupt, or challenge those categories, creating an ‘unsettling’ or surplus of meaning.
series (Farber 2014, and see below), Lamaštu has seven names, the first of which ties her to Anu (Sumerian An), a Mesopotamian high god of the sky. The reading of Lamaštu's Sumerian name as “Kamadme” is now demonstrated conclusively by ...
Author: Joseph P. Laycock
Publisher: Lexington Books
From the primal chaos of Tiamat, the Gods of Order Marduk, Ishtar and Adad; Underworld Gods including Nergal and Ereskigal to demons and spirits such as Pazuzu, Lilitu, Lamastu and the Seven Udug-Hul, Sebitti is a gateway into ancient Babylonian (the gate of the gods) powers. Sebitti guides the Kassapu (warlock or sorcerer) in the most effective methods of understanding and invoking Deific Masks of ancient Mesopotamia. From ancient Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian and Neo-Assyrian tablets and temple invocations, within is a modern approach to these primal powers inherent in nature and humanity. Luciferians embrace sorcery and primal forces, inherent within nature and the self in order to expand consciousness and personal power. The theory and practice of ancient sorcery is outlined for the modern practitioner and is presented to awaken the desires of our current time. Presented first is the modern Luciferian philosophical foundation, followed by a study of the ancient practice of Sorcery in Mesopotamia
Lamastu has seven fingers, of which she has like the Seven Utukku-Demons, 'SevenFold Grasp'. The attack of Lamastu to a child manifests as sickness, 'the hand of the goddess Lamastu' is one specific title. Names of Lamastu ...
Author: Michael W Ford
Lists and catalogues have been en vogue in philosophy, cultural, media and literary studies for more than a decade. These explorations of enumerative modes, however, have not yet had the impact on classical scholarship that they deserve. While they routinely take (a limited set of) ancient models as their starting point, there is no comparably comprehensive study that focuses on antiquity; conversely, studies on lists and catalogues in Classics remain largely limited to individual texts, and – with some notable exceptions – offer little in terms of explicit theorising. The present volume is an attempt to close this gap and foster the dialogue between the recent theoretical re-appraisal of enumerative modes and scholarship on ancient cultures. The 16 contributions to the volume juxtapose literary forms of enumeration with an abundance of ancient non-, sub- or para-literary practices of listing and cataloguing. In their different approaches to this vast and heterogenous corpus, they offer a sense of the hermeneutic, epistemic and methodological challenges with which the study of enumeration is faced, and elucidate how pragmatics, materiality, performativity and aesthetics are mediated in lists and catalogues.
... Lamaštu which lists seven names, or appellations of the demoness: 'Dimme, the daughter of An', is her first name; ... The third (name): 'A dagger which fractures the head'; The fourth (name): 'She who sets on fire'; The fifth name: ...
Author: Rebecca Laemmle
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Literary Criticism
This volume is dedicated to Marvin C. Meyer, a person of passionate spirit and personality, known to many as the preeminent scholar who brought to life the Gnostic Gospels. Meyer made ancient discoveries relevant to our lives: from his work with National Geographic, informing thousands, to the time he spent with individual students, opening their eyes to the mystery and meaning of a Coptic text. Friends, students, and scholars here pay tribute to Meyer with reflections, new pedagogies, and explorations in biblical texts, ancient magic, and archaeological discoveries.
13 The most famous daughter of anu is Lamaštu.14 Her name, which means “she who erases” or “the eradicator,” refers to ... Lamaštu is identified by seven different names, though it is. 12. Schwemmer, “magic,” 428. 13.
Author: Julye Bidmead
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers