THE ANCIENT MYTH OF TIAMAT
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Tiamat Ė Mesopotamian Mythology
Tiamat was the primordial dragon goddess of creative
Chaos. Tiamat along with Apsu, the Water God, lived very happy in the salt water
below the mists of time. Here they enjoyed life undisturbed. However, out of a
bubbling gob of mud sprang two beings that gave birth to very noisy gods. Tiamat
and Apsu were not as happy as they once were because of all the noise that
interrupted their tranquility.
Apsu complained to EA who did not really care and
put EA under a permanent deep sleep.
Tiamat was left alone and became very upset.
Anything the gods created she would destroy. The other gods were so afraid of
her they would hide. The gods knew that something had to be done.
EA had a son by the name of Marduk. He was
handsome, brave, and all the gods saw him as their answer. They convinced him to
fight against Tiamat with their flattery. Marduk practiced martial arts and
became very good with weaponry such as the bow, met and mace. He set off in
search of Tiamat in his storm chariot.
During the time that Marduk was training, Tiamat
had met another dragon by the name of Kingu. She was not quite as upset and was
enjoying a bit of romance when Marduk arrived. Kingu was nothing like she had
hoped and he ran and hid from Marduk as soon as he saw the weapons. Tiamat had
to stand alone against Marduk.
She ran toward Marduk and he launched his secret
weapon into her mouth. The weapon was a raging storm that Tiamat was unable to
bite. She tried in vain to close her mouth around the storm but could not.
Marduk then shot an arrow which held her in place and he then hit her with a
The other dragons captured Kingu and made him give them the Tablets of Destiny
that Tiamat had given him as a wedding present.
Marduk chewed Tiamatís corpse into little pieces
and used them to create the world and the universe that had not been finished by
the other gods. A Godís Court agreed that Kingu also had to be punished. His
blood was used to create mankind.
Marduk was placed in charge and created his plans
for the kingdom of Babylon.
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