Given Name TIAMAT

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: TEE-ə-maht (English), TYAH-maht (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From Akkadian tâmtu meaning "sea". 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.

Categories

dragons, earth, gods, legendary creatures, monsters, mothers, mythology, ocean, ocean deities, sky, water