I tried to check the meaning of thou and thee and all I could find is:
thou = he/she in the past
thee = they in the past
But that doesn't make any sense to me.
This is the context:
After Anu had created the heaven,
And the heaven had created the earth,
And the earth had created the rivers,
And the rivers had created the canals,
And the canals had created the morass,
And the morass had created the worm,
The worm went before Shamash, weeping,
His tears flowing before Ea:
‘What wilt thou give me for my food,
What wilt thou give me for my drink?’
‘I will give thee the dried fig
And the apricot.’
‘What are these to me? The dried fig
And the apricot!
Lift me up, and among the teeth
And the gums let me dwell! . .
Because thou hast said this, O worm,
May Ea smite thee with the might of
What do these thous and thees mean?
I also read that Shamash is the god in an ancient civilization, so what does it mean when it states: The worm went before Shamash? How could the worm go before this god? Or does it have a hidden meaning?