Document of Praise to Utu

Document of Praise to Utu

Dub Ára dingir-Utu

At dawn, face the sunrise and make the sign of Utu’s Raised Sword (two fists raised together over the head) followed by the sign of Bunene Rising (arms spread wide), speak the following in your great voice:

Silim Utu, great physician, as you cut your way through the mountain, as you mount your winged chariot and Bunene takes flight, may your light shine! Utu za-mi!

At noon, face the South and make the sign of Utu Triumphant (arms forward, elbows bent at a right angle, palms flat facing upward), speak the following in your great voice:

Utu in the house of An! Hail Utu, who brings justice! Hail Utu, who brings life to the plants and shines his light over the Earth. Utu za-mi!

At dusk, face the sunset and make the sign of the Doors of Kur (arms to the side, elbows bent at an acute angle, palms facing forward), speak the following in your great voice:

Utu stands at the gates of kur with Sherida at his side. Dumuzi and Ningizada open the gates for the great judge to enter! May your judgement be swift and just oh Lord of Light! Utu za-mi!

At midnight, face the North and make the sign of Utu’s Judgement (left palm facing upward in front of the body with right fist placed upon it), speak the following in your great voice:

Utu, divine judge of the dead, who holds court for those who have passed, who keeps the Gidim in line, divine Utu, may your verdict be just. Utu za-mi!

After each of these invocations give the sign of devotion (arms to the front, elbows bent at an acute angle, palms facing forward), then perform the following adoration in your great voice:

Utu, great lord of the healing light, divine lord who travels the heavens daily, I call to you that you might see my devotion. I call to you that you might bless me with your healing light and bring judgement upon my enemies. Utu za-mi!