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, gods, legendary creatures, monsters, ocean, ocean deities, water