And she spoke to him, saying: “My lord, think not ill of my father, for you are a
stranger in the land. Behold, I am Marisa, the daughter of Adami and Bashia, the
high priestess of God. Here in all the lands round about there is no cause to fear,
for the God of Enoch does watch over us as a Father.
Summary: Marisa was the daughter of Adami and Bashia, the high priestess of the
ancient city of Zion (B:8:29). One day, when retrieving water from a well outside
the city walls, Marisa met a Sumerian slave-scout named Azotus, sent by Yasher-Baal
to spy out the land before the arrival of Sumer’s armies. Azotus was smitten by the
grace and beauty of Marisa, and proceeded to warn her of Yasher-Baal’s plan to attack
Zion, for he feared Marisa would be taken captive to Sumer. Marisa took Azotus by
the hand and together returned to Zion (B:8:21-39).
Marisa and Azotus were eventually married (B:9:41) and had several children. For
thirty years, Marisa and Azotus lived happily in Zion (B:12:1). However, in a tragic
course of events, Azotus was re-captured by Yasher-Baal’s men and taken to Sumer
where he was tried for treason and sentenced to die on the stake (B:12:2-60).