"I loaded into her all that I had of gold and living things, my family my kin, the beast of the field both wild and tame, and all the craftsmen."
"With the light of dawn a black cloud came from the horizon; it thundered within where Adad, lord of the storm was riding. In front over the hill and plain Shullat and Hanish, heralds of the storm, led on."
"Negral pulled out the dams of the nether waters , Ninurta the war-lord threw down the dykes, and the seven judges of hell, the Annunaki, raised their torches, lighting the land with their livid flame."
"A stupor of despair went up to heaven when the god of the storm turned daylight into darkness, when he smashed the land like a cup."
"They crouched against the walls, cowering like curs."
"Alas the days -of old are turned to dust because I commanded evil; why did I command thus evil in the council of all gods?"- Ishtar