And with a roar and a hiss he called unto his brethren closest to him, and there
leaped at once to follow: Jehovah-Yahweh, Emanu-Elish and Dagon-Erat, and with them
leaped the armies at their command; racing quickly after the Daughter which seemed
to flee in fear.
Summary: Emanu-Elish was one of ten dark princes created by the Chief Demiurge,
Yaldabaoth (6:1:48-50). Each of Yaldabaoth’s sons commanded vast hordes of lesser
minions during the Second War against Heaven. During the battle of Gilliahmas, Mahaleenah
and her forces were far outnumbered by the armies of Jehovah-Yahweh, Dagon-Erat,
and Emanu-Elish (6:11:29-30). At one point during the battle, Emanu-Elish personally
attacked Mahaleenah, hoping to take for himself the glory of her death. However,
Mahaleenah proved more than a match for the dark prince, and Emanu-Elish was shattered
into oblivion, which came as a surprise to the Demiurgos as they believed the princes
of Yaldabaoth were beyond the touch of death (6:11:34-37).
Yet over all these things did Yaldabaoth keep a constant watch, being himself distrustful
of the son; causing that Yaldabaoth should create nine others who were made the equal
of Jehovah-Yahweh, and to each of these did Yaldabaoth assign a portion within the
great cosmos; giving to each most ample room to grow and establish well a dominion
of their own.
And in like fashion did these likewise call forth legions of their own devising,
proving themselves in every particular even as Jehovah-Yahweh, possessing to themselves
a vast dominion which they sought to fill with the sum of all their many powers.
By such means did Yaldabaoth increase the height and depth and breadth of all his
powers, dominions and principalities; adding to himself the many legions of the Demiurge;
possessing to himself ten dark and troubling sons which would serve him in fear and
trembling; causing that on a day of his choosing, he might strive again to storm
the very Heavens, to pull them down in ruin.
6th Endowment 1:48-50
For at Gilliahmas did Mahaleenah face at once the armies of Jehovah-Yahweh, and Emanu-Elish
and Dagon-Erat also; being themselves together numbered among the dark princes of
Yaldabaoth; possessing at their command a vast and swelling horde which did strive
with vicious effort to overwhelm the Father’s Daughter.
Believing as they might that against them the Daughter could not prevail, having
at her command but paltry few when compared to the Demiurgos; being herself as one
surrounded and cut off, being unable to save herself from a sure and dark defeat.
6th Endowment 11:29-30
And there leaped up against her to stand as face to face, even the dread prince Emanu-Elish,
seeking for himself alone the glory of her death; and with vicious lunging he charged
straight into the Daughter, perchance to strike her down before the armies of Light
And there went up a sudden gasp, for the Cherubim and the Seraphim did themselves
grow fearful for her sake; yet did Mahaleenah command that they should hold their
place against the evil tide; for she was determined to strike for herself against
the evil prince to cast him into oblivion.
Thus did the Daughter leap to meet Emanu-Elish, shield to shield and sword to sword,
pressing here and lunging there, strike and counterstrike; swift like lightning,
crushing thunder rippling through the Deep; light and darkness deftly swirling within
the bitter dance.
And in a sudden moment there came a dreadful hissing, for Emanu-Elish did burst asunder
like blackened shards of glass, glittering darkly against the light, to drift itself
away; and all which saw among the Demiurgos did stare in disbelief, having believed
before hand that the princes of Yaldabaoth were beyond the touch of death.