The Creation Story from
The Creation story begins on Tablet 4 and continues on Tablet 5, which is, unfortunately, the least well-preserved section of the epic. In this translation, brackets indicate gaps in the text. (The photo shows Tablet 3.)
... The Lord [Marduk] trampled the lower part of Tiamat,
With his unsparing mace smashed her skull,
Severed the arteries of her blood,
And made the North Wind carry it off as good news.
His fathers saw it and were jubilant: they rejoiced,
Arranged to greet him with presents, greetings gifts.
The Lord rested, …