Mesopotamian Religious News

By Ezra and Josh

Babylon

A new prayer added by High Priest Joshu

Hail the goddess of love, Ishtar. Thou gives us peace and kindness. Though thou lets us know when the time is right for us to fight back... Ishtar, the oh mighty, great, and powerful goddess. The time shan't be right to ever second guess Ishtar.

The Ziggurat Schedule for the next six days

Day 1: Sacrifice 10 bushells of wheat to Nin - earth godesss

Day 2: Sing a hymn to Anu - sun/sky god

Day 3: Pray to Enlil - storm/helper god

Day 4: Pray to Marduk- crops/judgement/magic god

Day 5: Sacrifice a goat to Enki- water/wisdom god

Day 6: Sing a hymn to Ishtar- water/war goddess


Who should be the next High Priest?

So far King Hammurabi has narrowed the selection down to two priests. Being his kind self, he has decided to let you, the people choose. The voting will be held in the ziggurat on Hammurabi's street. Just mark down one triangle if you would like to vote for Joshu and two triangles if you want to vote for Ezraki. Beware though, if you try to vote more than once, our guards will behead you.


Sumer

Come build a ziggurat!

Are you a local builder who needs to support the gods? All you need to do is sign your name below. First come first serve. We provide tools so don't worry. Also, if you get hurt, too bad your still working.


Where? Gilgamesh Street.

When? In 14 days and will be going on for the next 10 years

Who? Anyone who chooses to do it, but if we don't have enough volunteers, we will just enslave you

How? We will work from dusk to dawn everyday.


Are you a local builder who needs to support the gods? All you need to do is sign your name below. First come first serve. We provide tools so don't worry. Also, if you get hurt, too bad your still working.


Signups:

Pablapoo

Shornadaukus

Telaterium

Baqqanum

Apilsha

Wardum

Udish


New School

For only 4 bushels of barley a day, come to our new school on Schvakane Street. We are teaching kids how to write and become scribes, so if you want to make an investment with your child, then come to Scribes Today.

Food For Families

So once again, the Assyrians attacked a village down in Ur. Once again, classic Assyrians... We need your help to get Ur back on their feet. For each family, please bring at least 2 bushels of barley or wheat and 1 potato. If you don't, we will whip you and your family at least a dozen times. The priests will also tell the gods and they will punish you themselves.


Ziggurat has gone down!

Oh no! The Assyrians attacked and tore down our ziggurat! Classic Assyrians... Where are we going to pray is probably what you are thinking, so we made a tiny ziggurat that holds up to 200 people. This is only temporarily so don't worry, our ziggurat is going to be back and better than ever in a few months!


Assyria

Pay for a Pray!

If you want to be blessed by the priests then come and pay for a pray. For only 15 bushels of wheat, our priests will bless you and you will feel safe and secure. Also, if you get 2 blessings then it is only 25 bushels instead of 30! So come today by your local ziggurat and get blessed.


Watch Priest Kaluma execute a Babylonian soldier!

Hey, what are you doing today? I know that we are telling you this a little late, but we have just caught a Babylonian soldier! How cool right, well just for two radishes, you can come watch Priest Kaluma torture, beat, and execute the soldier. We will also feed his corpse to the oxen. Kids can also through rocks at him for just twenty grains of wheat. So come on down to Ashurbanipal street tomorrow and you get to participate in the fun!


Graduated New Priests

Come to the local ziggurat to see the new graduated new priests. There will be lamb, boar, vegetables, and beer. Also, it is only 5 bushels of wheat. The following priests down below will be there:


Priest Eluti

Priest Abiluko

Priest Shailoru

Priest Shumukra

Priest Qetry