TIAMAT
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: TEE-ə-maht (English), TYAH-maht (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "sea" in Akkadian. In Babylonian myth Tiamat was the personification of the sea, appearing in the form of a huge dragon. By Apsu she gave birth to the first of the gods. Later, the god Marduk (her great-grandson) defeated her, cut her in half, and used the pieces of her body to make the earth and the sky.
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