Given Name MARDUK

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: 𒀭𒀫𒌓 (Akkadian Cuneiform)
PRONOUNCED: MAHR-dook (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Probably from Sumerian amar-Utuk meaning "calf of Utu", derived from amar combined with the name of the sun god UTU. This was the name of the chief Babylonian god, presiding over heaven, light, sky, battle, and fertility. After killing the dragon Tiamat, who was an old enemy of the gods, he created the world and sky from the pieces of her body.

Categories

animals, baby animals, cows, fertility deities, gods, light, mythology, sky deities, supreme gods, uncertain etymology, war deities
Entry updated July 11, 2018