Thursday, November 06, 2008

Birthday of Tiamat, mother of gods, Babylon

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
A sea dragon, Tiamat is a primeval goddess in Babylonian and Sumerian mythology, and a central figure in the Enûma Elish creation epic.

Her slaying by the god Marduk, the son of Enki, was commemorated at the Akitu festival in which life was seen as the taming of primeval Chaos, a task that never ends. Slicing Tiamat in half, Marduk made heaven and earth from the two halves ...



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