‘ Enkidu asked her. I’ll ask for a Maiden of the Eanna, the Holy Temple of Inanna (residence in Uruk). The trapper tells the prostitute to approach Enkidu and seduce him. Yes, I did create Gilgamesh, the King, as Mine is the power that has engendered life in all there was, is and will be. She uses her attractiveness to tempt Enkidu from the wild, and his 'wildness', civilizing him through continued sexual intercourse. Enkidu will sure be the answer to our prayers for the taming of our king. As Shamhat grew, so did unfortunately the reputation of Gilgamesh the King. Whatever this sign would be, Shamhat prayed fervently to be worthy of receiving. [4], Shamhat's role in bringing Enkidu from nature to civilization through sex has been widely discussed. but prepared him for a world Enkidu had to discover by his own choice and doing. As you wished us to be from the start? is the Wild One first seen in the woods of the land by the hunter, to be taught the arts of woman and civilization before coming to, greatest of all monarchs, spare the life of. Temple estates, the only scattered pockets of civilization, tried to keep peace, but there was competition among them. It had been lurking in the background since they had left the woods. Only the Wise One could have said exactly what she needed to get herself ready without further ado, delay or much haste. Though Shamhat’s power comes from her sexuality, it is associated with civilization rather than nature. or priest of Inanna, the Morning and Evening Star (Venus, 8th star when entering into our solar system from space). In this very night, Shamhat also dreamt she was singing to the moonlight, (Ninsun, her giant semi-divine grandson-king Shulgi, Inanna, spouse to Shulgi, & Inanna‘s father Nannar, patron god of Ur). Why are the gods presenting me with such a dreadful fate? The Most Noble Lady had taken a seat by her private shrine. heart for severity and compassion, a strong and fit body to rule and give sustenance and love to the people. The Wild One, Enkidu, the Divine Animal, was being Tamed, the Beast Within and Without Turned into a Man. ‘,              (pose of the Goddess of Love, Inanna). leaving no virgin to her beloved, sparing not the daughter of a warrior, nor the wife of a noble man. Shamhat took to her feet and stretched her hand to Enkidu: ‘Yes! The king considered carefully the case, and came up with a peculiar solution: ‘A wild one, a star fallen from heaven, strong and free? He needed to connect, give as much as to receive. The king tells the hunter to bring a woman named Shamhat to the steppe. A meteor and an axe. ‘ Did I prove myself worthy of your trust?’ he asked, elation hardly concealed in his voice. ‘Yes, Enkidu. had appeared majestic in all her regalia, and spoken loud and clear: ‘I hear the lament of my people, I hear the prayers of my priestesses and priests! All young men he has defeated, all young girls he has taken as his own. She should also more than the other priestesses and priests excel in the art of lovemaking. Enkidu wanted to say something else, but words did not come out of his mouth. The harlot is a sexual object that feeds the sexual needs of the males in the Uruk society and Enkidu wants no mercy for her. always threatened by nomadic tribes especially coming from the North. There was no encouragement to promiscuity. considering the beauty he had in front of his very eyes. Shamhat, in the Epic of Gilgamesh, is the priestess of Inanna/Ishtar who teaches wild Enkidu the arts of civilization, eating and drinking and everything else, before he could meet his friend and Soul Brother Gilgamesh.But who is she in fact? despite the storm she felt was about to break out inside. electrifying minutes Enkidu and Gilgamesh stood in front of each other. They would understand and see her in the temple as soon as they could. I can only tell you that Inanna find you worthy of this mighty challenge. May the Goddess guide your steps, may your faith in Her forever last.’. They took her form as their own as if … A priestess and priest should have a mind as good for numbers as for the holiest incantations. The trapper travels back for three days with a temple prostitute named Shamhat. ‘I did win, but gone is my anger, for never had I such a worthy opponent. [5] Shamhat then becomes Enkidu's urbane "mother", teaching him the basics of civilized life, eating, drinking wine, and dressing himself. Shamhat was eight years old and ready to make her vows to the High Priestess and to Inanna. Somehow he intuitively understood much had changed now that they were finally in Uruk. Shamhat puts some human clothes on him and takes him to some shepherds so they can initiate him into the parts of human civilization that her sexcapades didn't quite cover: i.e., eating and beer drinking (literally). They were, nevertheless, prohibited from opening and owning a tavern. Tall, slim but strong of body, long hair, face of incredible beauty and eyes of wonder and joy. thoughts, willingness to serve, integrity and strength of character. the Passionate, Daring and Wise Priestess of Heavens and Down Below. Shamhat was a sacred temple prostitute or harimtu. She showed her self to Him, vibrant and free, and later, as the Morning and Evening Star (Venus). the accounts of donations given to the temple. Her heart was at once glad and bleeding, yet she knew she had succeeded in her Test. Like Gilgamesh, whom you’ll love like yourself. well into her Crone years, knew a sign would be sent very soon. What sort of priestess Shamhat would become depended on how she fared in her Test. He was created outside the bounds of civilization, but he holds no greater responsibility for the larger course of human history. Shamhat is a sacred temple prostitute or harimtu. She is a sacred harlot, a sex priestess, which was an important position in ancient Mesopotamian society. He will sure be the answer to our prayers for the taming of our king. In Adam and Eve woman are created to please the men as where Enkidu and Shamhat woman are different from men but yet still treated equally. They are happy to sit while their Master is resting and simply allow themself to enjoy the magnificent natural landscape and the "song of the river. Only then Enkidu will become the best friend and companion Gilgamesh the king longs to find.’,   (giant semi-divine mixed-breed Gilgamesh, his mother Ninsun, & Enkidu). with that kind of steel-forged strength of those who had seen and learnt much in all worlds and spheres. ‘. All ordained priestesses were protected by the same law which granted rights to secular married women. She had been the first human he had met in his life. Énkidu pulled back at once to scowl down at her. Enkidu vs lion. There was always a need for a skilled scribe, accountant, dancer, councilor, etc. Shamhat knew she had captured his interest, touched a need Enkidu had finally begun to acknowledge he had. ‘This is the message. to be revealed in a life of service to the Her and to the people who loved the goddess. Now all Shamhat should do was to wait and see what it would become. Enkidu & Shamhat: Adam & Eve, Enkidu & Shamhat are very similar, but yet there is a great difference between the two. For a brief moment the Wise Lady saw not only Shamhat. In a second dream, however, he sees himself being taken captive to the Netherworld by a terrifying Angel of Death. So I bid you to come with me to Uruk, and see come into being this Great Truth.’. Shamhat was a sacred temple prostitute or harimtu. why she had sung so sad and yet with such tenderness in the Dream that had announced her encounter with Enkidu. After being visited by Shamhat, the prostitute, Enkidu is civilized and leaves the animal world behind to journey with Shamhat to Uruk. Gilgamesh is there, the king of our city, strong and raging like a wild bull, for he is so alone. ‘We’ve been together for six days and seven nights, Enkidu, so now you have Wisdom! Enkidu lived in the wild, roaming with the herds, and joining the game at the watering-hole. Days later, Enkidu and Shamhat, hand in hand, entered the gates of Uruk. Time to put the theory of Love into practice. Shamhat divides her robes and uses them to clothe Enkidu.These are the first clothes he has ever worn. Now you are as a god! who was out in the streets, in the company of his royal vizier. ‘Who am I to you, my King?’ Enkidu dared to ask. Careful account should be taken of donations. Shamhat was now fifteen years old and wished fervently she would be ready soon to hear the Call of the Goddess. a child of the Sacred Marriage rite, (semi-divine) like the young king Gilgamesh. Summary. She knew she mattered to this Stranger too. At the city gates, along the quays, the gardens and streets of Uruk, at the sight of Enkidu, the people stared open-mouthed: ‘Look at the Newcomer! in the first New Moon it was the sacred duty of the king to marry a priestess and votary of Inanna. Now Wisdom was also growing and surfacing from the depths within. the young men crowded over him, the maidens whispered about him, children tried to kiss his feet. ‘. Shamhat, fully trained you now are, with knowing and knowledge of all the True Rites. Enkidu was born in the wilderness, and until Gilgamesh intervenes, he is accepted among the wild animals. I’ll make him of the stuff that makes up the Firmament in the likeness of my beloved, (the Great Goddess blew a kiss to the Skies and let the, , creature created as protector-companion for, He was a sight to behold, laying on the ground like a newborn, at the feet of, Before the Vision faded, the High Priestess for a very brief second saw. The underworld is a "house of dust" and darkness whose inhabitants eat clay, and are clothed in bird feathers, supervised by terrifying beings. To become a high priestess of Inanna, the Chosen of the Goddess’ Heart. The 2019 Shamhat shows melon, grapefruit and hay like lees character from the barrel fermentation. But in the end, Gilgamesh brought Enkidu to the earth with a punch on the heart. then send the auspicious news of having succeeded in the Challenge to her parents in the palace. She did not know, but trusted, She showed her self to Him, vibrant and free, and later, as the. and she meant what she said with all her mind, body, heart and soul. Enkidu And Shamhat She is the demon character who tempts Enkidu into manhood with her beauty. understanding and sharing it afterwards when the time came. Enkidu was weakened, could not run as before,/ but now he had reason, and wide understanding” (I 199-202) The root of all life is through reproduction, usually by means of sex, so the simple act of Enkidu having sex with Shamhat is not the reason he starts to drift toward the human mindset. Like her and himself too. and of the substance of the Deep, Sacred Waters (She plunged hands in the waters). Shamhat (or Šamhat, also called Shamkat in the old Babylonian version of Gilgamesh"[1]) is a female character who appears in Tablets I and II of the Epic of Gilgamesh and is mentioned in Tablet VII. Shamhat served sacred prostitute in Uruk.             (the famous wrestling match between giants). to the Divine Inspirational Masculine and Feminine. Enkidu looked at the hand that had helped him up, to the king who was ready to accept him fully the way he were. The priestess’ and priest’s sensuous body (sex for alien gods) was never used to obtain admiration or devotion. Gilgamesh‘s eyes appraised the worthiest opponent he had ever had in a combat.      (Enkidu, creature created as protector-companion for giant mixed-breed King Gilgamesh), Star of heaven fallen into the wilderness, Enkidu, I name you! Enkidu must have captured some of Shamhat‘s deep thoughts and emotions. Loud, she said very gently: ‘You may leave me now. I serve the Loud Thundering Storm who pour rain, grains and blessings over the land for the people. Initiate then the wild Enkidu into his healed Higher Self. reciprocating as Inanna, the Great Goddess of Love and Battle dictated. Thus, in the Heights Above, the Great Gods heard the lament of the people. This way the priesthood was preserved from the danger of any unwanted bond from the worshiper. Repeatedly, it is said that if Enkidu sleeps with a woman, he will be rejected by nature. Wherever Enkidu found entrapped beasts, he set them free. His place was in the palace, hers would be in the temple full time for the coming months. Shamhat felt her face go red and she looked away. The function of the temple of Inanna and her priests and priestesses was therefore to provide a haven for the people.  (E-anna & Inanna‘s patron city discovered in Uruk). Shamhat immediately strips and approaches him naked, and Enkidu embraces her. For (?) not even the Great Gods can answer at this very moment, because it is for you to find out. but it instead made Shamhat quieter and quieter. The Lady’s immense capacity for giving was as huge as Her capacity for giving up to ensure the continuity of life. When En Yet I feel a different kind of strength, thoughts in my heart, a man’s heart. Once there, the young priestess-in-training ordered the hunter to come back home where he belonged. and bring him to meet the king of Uruk, what a mighty challenge this was. ‘, The reason why I was sent to you was a request made by, So, what do you say? Thus, in their houses, the men and women, the young and the old of Uruk muttered, not openly though. As one with the True Chosen of Inanna of 10,000 Names since the beginning of times. Not before this will he be capable of healing our King. tame the beast within to find the man without, a man who is both divine and very human. The gods created a creature, Enkidu, to match Gilgamesh's strength and to counter his evil actions. Gilgamesh would know what to do, he would ensure the problem would be seen to. But there is much, much more: I bid you to come to Uruk of the strong walls, (E-anna ramparts, Uruk residence of giant alien gods from Nibiru; Sky God Anu). he had been the Worthiest Initiator a hierodule-in-training could wish for. She swallowed hard and asked the High Priestess: ‘Wise One, will I be able to do all this? He is like Gilgamesh in form: smaller in size, stronger in bone. [2] She was asked to use her attractiveness to tempt Enkidu from the wild, and his 'wildness', civilizing him through continued sacred love-making. For here I stand as your equal! He would make the stranger welcome into his palace, and later on decide on his destiny. He enjoyed Shamhat for "six days and seven nights" (a fragment found in 2… However, Enkidu is also instinctively chivalrous. 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