Enlil caused the flood. When he heard I escaped he was so angry!"
"But Ishtar and the other gods were angry at Enlil: They didn't agree with genocide. The gods argued for ages. Enlil still wants to kill me in case I tell people what evil the gods did. Ishtar and Ea want me to live because I didn't do anything wrong, and they feel sick about all the killing."
"Eventually the gods reached a compromise. They let me live here in Dilmun, where nobody ever sees me. I can stay on one condition: that I never return. So the people of Uruk will not question the gods. When people think of me they will tell how I was saved because I obeyed the gods. That is the message the gods want to send."