Names: Namtar, Namtaru, Namtara
Planetary Attributions: Pluto; Mercury
Elemental Attribution: Fire (Primary); Earth
Colors: Red, Rainbow, Black
Zodiac Attributions: Leo, Libra, Aquarius, Aries (Lesser)
Sacred Numbers: 19, 23, 54, 87, 97, 450
Qliphothic Attribution: Golachab (Mars/Asmodeus)
Attributed Behenian Fixed Stars: Alphecca; Algorab
Above: Channeled Sigil of Namtar
Namtar/Namtaru/Namtara is the son of Ereshkygal and Enlil, the bride of Hushbishag, and the vizier of Ereshkygal. He is a god of death who rules sixty spirits of disease, and his name means “Destiny/Fate.” He is held to be both a messenger and minister of An, Nergal, and Ereshkygal. Considered the impetus of illness and pestilence, he was supplicated in the hope that he would spare people of such things.
Namtar has been described as the embodiment of death, an underworld deity who wields magickal weapons, a cruel fiend who besieges men relentlessly, and the arbiter of all fates. During Ishtar’s journey to the underworld, Namtar is believed to have cursed her with sixty diseases (I cannot speak to the veracity/historicity of this myth).
Namtar’s presence alone fosters enlightenment and strength of will. He is a great harbinger of transformation and a wonderful guide for all manner of spiritual operations. He is adroit at destruction, healing, protection, fostering abundance, helping children grow up healthily, and transforming people into who they want to become.
Namtar is not high-ranked enough among death deities to have a seat at the great council of death gods (only five spirits from Irkalla/Kur are).
Namtar specializes in necrosophic alchemy and dark alchemy. He helps with creating egregores, shadow magick, nature magick, scrying, reading cards, pendulum divination, the use of Ouija boards, divination via bones or entrails, hydromancy, etc.
Namtar can help the witch open portals to Irkalla to foster the macroscopic alchemy of the gods of death.
Namtar appears in an incantation presented in the Necronomicon by Simon alongside other spirits from Irkalla/Kur, which incantation is said to be able to kill or sicken a victim at great distance. This incantation was described as being recited by evil witches over an effigy burning in a cauldron.
In Sepher Irkalla, I channeled rituals to various divinities attributed to the Sumerian Underworld, including Namtar. The channeled rite for this deity was an invocation which served to empower the sorceress’s Spirit Animal with the force of the Sumerian Underworld.
Sepher Irkalla also contained a rite to an underworld goddess named Nungal/Manungal. My personal gnosis is that the same sixty spirits of disease who answer to Namtar also answer to Nungal.
The spirits of Manungal and Namtar appeared to me as a motley crew of snakelike monsters, quadruped bestial fiends, robed ghouls, dead people in white garments, skeletons, and other forms. According to my personal gnosis, they originated as an incarnate tribe on our planet which worshiped the two deities whom they were elevated to serve in death.
There are only two deities who have been forward enough to verbally ask me to write an article about them. The first was Sitri, and the second is Namtar. In my mind, the fact that these divinities literally asked me to tell you about them suggests that they are possessed of an approachable and helpful disposition. So what are you waiting for?
This is a Channeled Secret Name of Namtar Pronounced CALL-UH-tay-riz
(Note: Secret Names Are Only for Use in Worship and Magick)
This is a Channeled Summoning Chant for Namtar. It is All-Purposed in that it is of Use for Evocation, Invocation, Etc.
Tozra Kemra Alara Dorempor
Channeled Chant to Evoke Namtar
Kozrator Ozathon Kozrataea Porzudae
Channeled Chant to Invoke Namtar
Channeled Chant to Summon the Sixty Spirits of Disease. This Chant is All-Purposed in that it is of Use for Evocation, Invocation, Etc.
- Nibirudb, and Nibirudb. Mesopotamian Gods & Kings, 29 Aug. 2014, http://www.mesopotamiangods.com/namtar-quotes-from-texts/.
- Simon. Necronomicon. Ibis Press, 2008.