And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name,
And the primeval Apsu, who begat them,
And chaos, Tiamut, the mother of them both
Their waters were mingled together,
And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen;
When of the gods none had been called into being,
And none bore a name, and no destinies were ordained;
Then were created the gods in the midst of heaven,
Lahmu and Lahamu were called into being...
BP at least or more probably the world before the human fall from Eden which we can also date at around 45,000 BP – arclein ]
Bore the work and suffered the toll
The toil of the gods was great,
The work was heavy, the distress was much.
With his personality
I have removed your heavy work
I have imposed your toil on man.
In the clay god and Man
Shall be bound,
To a unity brought together;
So that to the end of days
The Flesh and the Soul
Which in a god have ripened –
That soul in a blood-kinship be bound.