En2-e2-nu-ru šu4-luh

Incantation of Ritual Cleansing

Modern practice

Used to summon the four winds and the presence of the gods at the opening or close of a ritual.

Materials

  • Dagger
  • Rosette Amulet
  • Holy Water
  • Alter in the East

Steps

  • Wear the rosette amulet
  • Sprinkle area with consecrated water.
  • Draw your dagger
  • Face the South, use your dagger to draw a pentagram in the air in front of you starting from the bottom point, and recite using your great voice:

Sumerian:

En2-e2-nu-ru!
Ĝe26-nu!
im-u18-lu-ke4 ĝe26-nu!
a dlammař-ke4 ĝe26-nu!
im-ke4 ùru-m zur!

Translated:

Incantation!
Come!
Southwind ulu come!
Water Lammar come!
Cardinal-wind guard this ritual.
  • Face the West, use your dagger to a pentagram in the air in front of you starting from the left point, and recite using your great voice:

Sumerian:

En2-e2-nu-ru!
Ĝe26-nu!
im-mar-tu-ke4 ĝe26-nu!
izi dalad-ke4 ĝe26-nu!
im-ke4 ùru-m zur!

Translated:

Incantation!
Come!
Westwind martu come!
Fire Alad come!
Cardinal-wind guard this ritual.
  • Face the North, use your dagger to draw a pentagram in the air in front of you starting from the upper point, and recite using your great voice:

Sumerian:

En2-e2-nu-ru!
Ĝe26-nu!
im-si-sá-ke4 ĝe26-nu!
ki dlammař-ke4 ĝe26-nu!
im-ke4 ùru-m zur!

Translated:

Incantation
Come!
Northwind sisá come!
Earth Lammar come!
Cardinal-wind guard this ritual.
  • Face the East, your dagger to draw a pentagram in the air in front of you starting from the right point, and recite using your great voice:

Sumerian:

En2-e2-nu-ru!
Ĝe26-nu!
im-sa12-ti-um-ke4 ĝe26-nu!
líl dalad-ke4 ĝe26-nu!
im-ke4 ùru-m zur!

Translated:

Incantation
Come!
Eastwind satium come!
Wind Alad come!
Cardinal-wind guard this ritual.
  • If opening a ritual, face the south and recite the following:

Sumerian:

En2-e2-nu-ru!
dlammař-ke4 igi ĝe!
dlammař-ke4 igi-gal ĝe!
dalad-ke4 zag ĝe!
dalad-ke4 zag-gal ĝe!
da5 ĝe mul gíbil!
da5 ĝe dingir!
dingir za-me!
He2-am3!

Translated:

Incantation!
Lammar before me!
Lammar behind me!
Alad at my side!
Alad at my other side!
Surrounding me is the flaming star!
Surrounding me are the gods!
Gods be praised!
So be it!
  • If at the close of a ritual, face the south and recite the following:

Sumerian:

En2-e2-nu-ru!
dlammař-ke4 za-mi igi ĝe!
dlammař-ke4 za-mi igi-gal ĝe!
dalad-ke4 za-mi zag ĝe!
dalad-ke4 za-mi zag-gal ĝe 
ma4 ĝe mul gíbil! 
ma4 ĝe dingir!
dingir za-me!
He2-am3!

Translated:

Incantation!
Lammar before me be praised!
Lammar behind me be praised!
Alad at my side be praised!
Alad at my other side be praised!
Leaving me is the flaming star!
Departing from me are the gods!
Gods be praised!
So be it!
Rosette
Pentagram (Proto-sumerian cuneiform sign Ub)

Pronunciation note: The subscript numbers and superscript d in transcribed Sumerian are an artifact of written Cuneiform and aren’t pronounced.

Edit 1/31/12019 – Corrected formatting, changed order, added positioning for alter

Edit 2/21/12019 – Dispersed images throughout document for easier reference

Sources Cited

http://sumer.grazhdani.eu/index.php

https://languagesgulper.com/eng/Sumerian_language.html

http://enenuru.net/html/misc/fourwinds.htm