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Hypothetically, if Enki lived for thousands of years, and could make sons with many women, how would the complete pedigree chart look like?

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Creating a complete pedigree chart for a hypothetical scenario where Enki lived for thousands of years and had offspring with many women is a challenging task, as it would involve a vast number of individuals and complex relationships. However, I can provide a simplified and generalized representation to give you an idea of how the chart might look:

- Enki (Water God)
Ninmah          Ninhursag       Damgalnuna       Ninki          Sud
  |                    |                         |                  |                 |
 Marduk           Ningal             Uttu         Ninsar         Ninkurra
  |                                                                 |
 Nabu                                                        Ninurta
  |                                                                 |
Nabonidus                                              Shara
Nannar            Utu             Inanna         Enbilulu        Ningishzida
  |                                                                                   |
Sin (Moon God)                                                      Dumuzid (God of Fertility)
  |                                                                                   |
Nannar Sin                                                         Geshtinanna

That looks great, is this the only possibility, if not can you show me another version?

- Enki (Water God)
Ninmah        Ninhursag         Damgalnuna      Ninki           Sud
  |                   |                         |                 |                |
 Marduk        Ningal             Uttu            Ninsar        Ninkurra
  |                   |                         |                 |                |
Nabu            Shara             Inanna        Enbilulu        Geshtinanna
  |                                                                        |
Nabonidus                                                        Dumuzid (God of Fertility)
  |                                                                        |

Which Sumerian tablet refers to Enki and Ninmah?

The story of Enki and Ninmah, also known as the “Ninmah and Enki” myth, is found in a Sumerian text known as the “Ninmah and Enki” or “Enki and Ninmah” text. This text is part of the Sumerian literary tradition and can be found in various versions and fragments, primarily in cuneiform tablets. The story features Enki (Ea) and Ninmah (Ninhursag) engaging in a humorous and somewhat ribald competition to create various human and animal beings, with Enki often needing Ninmah’s help to fix his creations.

The “Ninmah and Enki” myth is a fascinating example of Sumerian literature and mythology, showcasing the gods’ creative abilities and the humorous aspects of their interactions. You can find translations and discussions of this myth in various academic publications and books on Sumerian literature and mythology.

I would like to know what’s in this tablet:

This is what I found in Wikipedia

His mother Nammu (creatrix also of Abzu and Tiamat) “brings the tears of the gods” before Enki and says

Oh my son, arise from thy bed, from thy (slumber), work what is wise,
Fashion servants for the Gods, may they produce their (bread?).

Enki then advises that they create a servant of the gods, humankind, out of clay and blood. Against Enki’s wish, the gods decide to slay Kingu, and Enki finally consents to use Kingu’s blood to make the first human, with whom Enki always later has a close relationship, the first of the seven sages, seven wise men or “Abgallu” (ab = water, gal = great, lu = man), also known as Adapa. Enki assembles a team of divinities to help him, creating a host of “good and princely fashioners”. He tells his mother:

Oh my mother, the creature whose name thou has uttered, it exists,
Bind upon it the (will?) of the Gods;
Mix the heart of clay that is over the Abyss,
The good and princely fashioners will thicken the clay
Thou, do thou bring the limbs into existence;
Ninmah (Ninhursag, his wife and consort) will work above thee
(Nintu?) (goddess of birth) will stand by thy fashioning;
Oh my mother, decree thou its (the new born’s) fate.

Adapa, the first man fashioned, later goes and acts as the advisor to the King of Eridu, when in the Sumerian King-List, the me of “kingship descends on Eridu”.

Samuel Noah Kramer believes that behind this myth of Enki’s confinement of Abzu lies an older one of the struggle between Enki and the Dragon Kur (the underworld).

The Atrahasis-Epos has it that Enlil requested from Nammu the creation of humans.

And Nammu told him that with the help of Enki (her son) she could create humans in the image of gods.

When I change the wording, this might be a clue:

And Nammu told him that with the help of Enki (her son) she can create humans in the image of The Aessir (Anunnaki).

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