Notes on the Covenant
All references about the Watcher have been
excluded, as that is a different covenent all together. If you'd like to
know more information about the Watchers then feel free to check out my page
on them (but even then, I do not go into very much detail about their
covenant). This page is dedicated to the agreements between the Gods and
In book three of the Magan Text it gives what is likely the most detailed
explanation of the Covenant.
Of the Forgotten
Generations of Man
And was not Man created from the blood of KINGU
Commander of the hordes of the Ancient Ones?
Does not man possess in his spirit
The sees of rebellion against the Elder Gods?
And the blood of Man is the Blood of Vengeance
And the blood of Man is the Spirit of Vengeance
And the Power of Man is the Power of the Ancient Ones
And this is the Covenant
For, lo! The Elder Gods possess the Sign
By which the Powers of the Ancient Ones are turned back
But Man possesses the Sign
And the Number
And the Shape
To summon the Blood of his Parents.
And this is the Covenant.
Created by the Elder Gods
From the Blood of the Ancient Ones
Man is the Key by which
The Gate if IAK SAKKAK may be flung wide
By which the Ancient Ones
Seek their Vengeance
Upon the face of the Earth
Against the Offspring of MARDUK.
For what is new
Came from that which is old
And what is old
Shall replace that which is new
And once again the Ancient Ones
Shall rule upon the face of the Earth!
And this is too the Covenant!
It goes on about the Decent of Ishtar and how
Ereshkigal lets her pass each gate in accordance with the
The Necronomicon version is slightly different then that though it does have
In the very beginning of the book (1st Testimony from the Mad Arab)
it has an Arra (a
5-pointed star) followed by:
...the first is the sign of our
Race from beyond the Stars, and is called ARRA in the tongue of the Scribe
who taught it to me, an emissary of the Elder Ones. In the tongue of the
eldest city of Babylon, it was UR. It is the Sigil of the Covenant of the
Elder Gods, and when they see it, they who gave it to us, they will not
forget us. They have sworn!
The Book of the Entrance and of the Walking, as well as the
Incantations of the Gates both speak of the Covenant. The priest MUST do
the rituals correctly and in order as it is put down in the
Covenant; else thou art surely lost. The incantations themselves each
contain the lines...
<god/ess name> <god title>
In the Name of the Covenant sworn between Thee and the Race of Men,
It is said in near the end of the Entrance and of the Walking that
the laws were written so that none should be able to walk though the abyss
unless one has first passed through all of the gates. (Where it also
hints at more gates then shown in the book!)
In the Book of Calling it is said that the Seal of the Covenant was
given to the Priests of the Flame and that they are the ones that sealed the
gates between this world and the next though, this may be an entirely
It is apparently written in the covenant that one must never try to 'free a
spirit' or 'more the bones of the dead', as it breaks the ancient laws and
should bring the curse of generations upon the priest.
According to the 50
names, should you wanna know more then I can teach you call upon...
ARANUNNA -- Understands the Magical Covenant
and the secrets of the Gates.
IRKINGU -- Captured Kingu so that Marduk could
create man, and seal the Covenant.
KINMA -- Ensures that the Gods stay within the
confines of the Covenant.
The 2nd Testimony the Mad Arab speaks of making sure that your
Sacrifice is of the correct size, and that the Scorpion Man can only be
summoned at night (for it is written that he can not rise his head above the
I'll end by quoting from the Mad Arab once more (from the Urilia
And a man may cry out, what have I don't, and my
generation that such evil shall befall me? And it mean nothing, save that a
man, being born, is of sadness, for he is of the Blood of the Ancient Ones,
but has the Spirit of the Elder Gods breathed into him. And his body goes to
the Ancient Ones, but his mind is turned towards the Elder Gods, and this is
the War which shall be always fought, unto the last generation of man; for
the World is unnatural. When the Great KUTULU rises up and greets the Stars,
then the War will be over, and the World be One.
Such is the Covenant of the Abominations and the End of this Text.