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The Whore of Babylon
Poems in Posthuman Akkadian

TODESSA SEASON 02, EPISODE 07

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POEMS IN POSTHUMAN AKKADIAN

written by General Totleben
© Ivan Stanev, executor testamentarius

Read THE WHORE OF BABYLON h e r e

Topics
Babylon the Great, Irma Grese, Hilde Lohbauer, Full Face Transplant

Book of Revelation
Chapter 17

1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

The House of the Aquifer

The urban nucleus of Eridu was Enki’s temple, called House of the Aquifer (Cuneiform:…, E2.ZU.AB; Sumerian: e2-abzu; Akkadian: bītu apsû), which in later history was called House of the Waters (Cuneiform: , E2.LAGAB×HAL; Sumerian: e2-engur; Akkadian: bītu engurru). The name refers to Enki’s realm.

Spintriae

A spintria (plural, spintriae) is a small bronze or brass Roman token, possibly for use in brothels, usually depicting sexual acts or symbols. They seem to have been produced for only a short period, mostly in the 1st century AD. Some scholars have argued that spintriae were used to pay prostitutes.

Чампаватская тигрица (RU)

The Champawat Tiger was a female Bengal tiger responsible for an estimated 436 deaths in Nepal and the Kumaon area of India, mostly during the 19th century.Her attacks have been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest number of fatalities from a tiger. She was shot in 1907 by Jim Corbett.

Full Face Transplant

A face transplant is a medical procedure to replace all or part of a person’s face using tissue from a cadaver. The world’s first partial face transplant on a living human was carried out in France in 2005. The world’s first full face transplant was completed in Spain in 2010. Turkey, France, the United States and Spain (in order of total number of successful face transplants performed) are considered the leading countries in face transplant in the world.

Dictionaries

Самодержавная (RU) from самодержа́вие = absolutism, autocracy
ца́рское самодержа́вие = absolutist tsarism
Сладострастная ( RU) from сладострастный = voluptuous, aphrodisiac, libidinous, venereal
lèche-vitrines (FR) = window-shopping
faire du lèche-vitrines= to go window-shopping
труп (RU) = corpse, dead body, cadaver
Kaufkraft(DE) = purchasing or buying power
Panzerglas (DE) = bulletproof glass
Жрица любви ( RU)
Жрица = priestess; любовь = love, passion
Ikone der Lust
Ikone (DE) = (also figurative) icon; Lust (DE) = pleasure, joy, desire
Mensch (DE) = person, man/woman; Word forms: Menschen, genitive; Menschen, plural
Antlitz (DE) = countenance, visage, face
Herr (DE) = Lord, master, ruler, God, Mr., gentlemen, sir

Acknowledgements

archive.org; freesound.org; uahirise.org; oracc.museum.upenn.edu; cdli.ucla.edu; The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL); Encylopaedia Britannica; Arseny Avraamov : The March of the Worker’s Funeral

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