Hašmān Kakkabu

Hašmān Kakkabu

Title Translation: “Blue Star” (Lauffenburger)

Modern Practice

This is a Mesopotamian style hexagram ritual, based on the Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram, the Greater Ritual of the Hexagram and the Star Sapphire, but using names of the sky gods from the Epic of Creation (Enuma Elish) and an excerpt of an incantation to Anu to create a version in the Mesopotamian modality. The design of the hexagrams are based on the six-spoked star on cylinder seal VA 243.

Face the East and say: An Antu Anšar Kišar Lamu Lahamu E-Ana (Dalley 233)

Make the sign of greeting, then the sign of respect, and then the sign of devotion.

Face the South, draw a star in the air in front of you, and using your great voice say

Lahamu (Dalley 233)

Face the West, draw a star in the air in front of you, and using your great voice say

Lahmu (Dalley 233)

Face the North, draw a star in the air in front of you, and using your great voice say

Kišar (Dalley 233)

Face the East, draw a star in the air in front of you, and using your great voice say

Anšar (Dalley 233)

Make the sign of respect once more and say:

O An, god of heaven, lord of the sign, lord of the crown, Let me proclaim the praises of my lord. Let me constantly and continually exalt the greatness of your great divinity. It is the wording of a lifted-hand to An. (Lenzi 225)


Sources Cited

Dalley, Stephanie, editor. Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others. Revised ed, Oxford University Press, 2008.

Lauffenburger, Olivier. Akkadian Dictionary, Association Assyrophile De France, www.assyrianlanguages.org/akkadian/index_en.php.

Dalley, Stephanie, editor. Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others. Revised ed, Oxford University Press, 2008.