Sargon, mighty king, king of Agade, am I.
My mother was a high priestess, my father I knew not;
My father's brothers live in the mountains;
My city is Azupiranu, situated on the banks of the Euphrates
My mother, the high priestess, conceived me, in secret she bore me;
She placed me in a basket of rushes, she sealed the lid with bitumen;
She cast me into the river which did not rise over me;
The river bore me up and carried me to Aqqi, the water-drawer.
Aqqi, the water-drawer, lifted me out as he dipped his bucket;
Aqqi, the water-drawer, adopted me, brought me up;
Aqqi, the water-drawer, set me up as his gardener.
As a gardener, Ishtar, loved me;
For 55 years I ruled as king.