Sumero-Akkadian star-catalogue [Akkadian names italicized]

pp. 319-322 = Table I (with p. 315 "Transliteration" & p. 316 "Translation")

p.

#

star

meaning

identity

319

A 1

sipa-zi-an-na

True Shepherd of sky

b Ori.

 

A 2

dar-lugal

Rooster

m Lep.

 

B 1

front feet & hands of mas^-tab-ba-gal-gal

of Great Twins

G & n Gem.

 

B 2

right hand & rear heel of sipa-zi-an-na

 

x &k Ori.

 

B 3

middle of dar-lugal

 

a Lep.

 

C 1

rear foot of mas^-tab-ba-gal-gal

 

x Gem.

 

C 2

mas^-tab-ba-tur-tur

Little Twins

z Gem.

 

C 3

kak-si-sa

Arrow

b Can. Mai.

 

D 1

al-lul

Crab

e Canc.

 

D 2

mus^

Snake

b Canc.

 

D 3

ban

Bow

h Can. Mai.

 

D 4

left foot of kak-si-sa

 

p Pup.

 

E 2

 

house of Jupiter

 
 

E 3

LU of kak-si-sa

 

r Pup.

 

F 1

head of ur-a

Lion

m & e Leo.

 

F 2

middle of mus^

 

G Hyd.

 

F 3

elbow of kak-si-sa

 

a Pyx.

 

F 4

hand of nun-ki

 

c Vel.

320

G 1

chest of ur-a

 

z, c, h & a Leo.

 

G 2

right front paw of ur-a

 

p Leo.

 

G 3

middle of mus^

 

k Hyd.

 

G 4

nun-ki

 

l Vel.

 

H 2

foot in middle of ur-a

 

r Leo.

 

H 3

hand of nin-mah

 

p> Ve.

 

I 1

rump of ur-a

 

d & G Leo.

 

I 2

tail of uga

of Raven

a Cra.

 

I 3

ni-s^ik of gis^-gan-u`r

"bite" of Harrow

m Vel.

 

J 1

tail of ur-a

 

b Leo.

 

J 2

middle of uga

 

c Cor.

 

J 3

hand of EN.TE.NA.BAR.HUM

 

d Cen.

 

K 1

e4-ru6

 

c Com.

 

K 2

ab-sin

Barley-stalk (p. 316, fn. 3)

a Vir.

 

K 3

s^ullat & h^anis^

 

e Cen,

 

K 4

 

house of Mercury

 
 

L 2

dingir-ku-a-mes^

Sitting Gods

i (?) Vir.

 

L 3

front pan of gis^-rin

of Balance

l Vir.

 

L 4

nu-mus^-da

 

h Cen.

 

L 5

 

house of Saturn

 
 

M 1

na-at-tul-lum [the 1st]

Harness

u Boo:.

 

M 2

middle of zi-ba-nit

of Balance

b Lib.

321

M 3

horn of girtab

of Scorpion

c Sco.

 

M 4

eye of ur-idim

of Wolf

c Lupi

 

N 1

S^U.PA

 

a Boo:.

 

N 2

middle of zi-ba-nit

 

c Lib.

 

N 3

head of gir-tab

 

d Sco.

 

N 4

middle of ur-idim

 

h Lupi

 

O 1

na-at-tul-lum [the 2nd]

 

x Boo:.

 

O 2

thorax of gir-tab

 

a Sco.

 

O 3

tail of gir-tab

 

m Sco.

 

O 4

rear foot of ur-idim

 

z Sco.

 

P 1

kip-pat

Ring

a Cor. Bor.

 

P 2

eye of za-ba4-ba4

 

h Oph.

 

P 3

s^ar-ur & s^ar-gaz

 

l & u Sco.

 

Q 1

s^a mas^-a-ti

Twins

b & c Her.

 

Q 2

middle of za-ba4-ba4

 

n Oph.

 

Q 3

left hand of pa-bil-sag on bow

 

d Sag.

 

Q 4

ma-gur8

 

e Sag.

 

R 1

tak-sa-a-tu

Triplets

d Her.

 

R 2

knee of za-ba4-ba4

 

h Ser.

 

R 3

[right hand] of pa-bil-sag on arrow

 

p> Sag.

 

S 1

knee of u`z

of Goat

m Her.

 

S 2

foot of za-ba4-ba4

 

l Aqu.

 

S 3

pa-bil-sag above ma-gur8

 

i Sag.

322

T 1

crook of u`z

 

a Lyr.

 

T 2

a-mus^en

 

a Aqu.

 

[T 3

suhur-mas^

 

b Cap.]

 

[U 1

shoulder of ud-ka-du8-a

 

b Cyg.]

[see also :- Abraham Sachs : "A Late Babylonian Star-Catalogue." JCS 6 (1952) : 146-150.]

OCCASIONAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE SAMUEL NOAH KRAMER FUND, 9 = Erle Leichty; Maria deJ. Ellis; Pamela Gerardi (eds.) : A Scientific Humanist : studies in memory of Abraham Sachs. Philadelphia, 1988. pp. 313-322 David Pingree & Christopher Walker : "A Babylonian Star-Catalogue : BM 78161".