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Origin of the name TIAMAT.
Etymology of the name TIAMAT.
Meaning of the baby name TIAMAT.


TIAMAT.  In Akkadian mythology the goddess who presided over the creation.  She was a form, or rather another name, of the goddess Tihamtu, "The Sea."  See Tihamtu. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).

TIAMAT.  "Chaos."  A Babylonian deity.  The goddess Tiamat with the god Apsu (q.v.) is represented in the Epic of Marduk (q.v.) as existing from the first.  The two deities are virtually identical, one being the male, the other the female principle.  Both personify primaeval chaos.  Tiamat both in sound and meaning resembles the Hebrew word Těhōm.  Tiamat appears as a great monster with a train of other monsters, chief of which is Kingu (q.v.).  The other gods are created after Tiamat, and there ensues a battle between them and Tiamat with her monsters.  In this battle Marduk is the champion and representative of the other gods.  The result is that Marduk (Order) conquers Tiamat (Chaos). (An Encyclopedia of Religions, Canney, 1921)


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