“Her hands are stained with flesh and blood.” (TCL 6 49 r.13-29)
This incantation includes a common magical element: a deity showing how to solve a problem, so the petitioner can follow their example. In this case, the demoness Lamashtu is diverted from her bloodlust by equipping her to be an ordinary woman rather than a monster.
She is furious, she is fierce, she is divine, she is dazzling —
and she is a she-wolf, the daughter of Anu!
Her feet are talons ; her hands are unclean;
her face looks like the face of a savage lion.
She rose up from a reed-thicket,
her hair hanging loose, her panties cut away.
She travels the tracks of cattle; she follows the tracks of sheep.
Her hands are stained with flesh and blood.
She enters through the window;
she slithers in like a snake.
She moves in and out of houses.