Given Name MARDUK

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: MAHR-dook (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly from Sumerian amar-Utu meaning "calf of UTU". In Babylonian mythology he was the chief 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