Tiamat (Chaos)

Tiamat (“Sea,” in Akkadian) was the ancient Sumero-Babylonian personification of the primordial salt waters of chaos. With her consort Apsu, the ‘sweet’ water, Tiamat mothered the first generation of the gods.

Tiamat took the form of a gigantic winged dragon, whose body was split in two by the hero Marduk to create the heavens and the firmament: her upper body became the vault of heaven; the lower, the earth; her blood, the oceans.

The God Marduk Slays Tiamat

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veenaga March 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

In search of certain ancient symbols, but got many, should try to elevate the meaning of them for the benefit of the modern youth, who should know the hidden meanings in symbols.

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