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5/29/2020, 9:30 PM Mike C update #108
1/22/2019, 10:01 AM Mike C update #101
7/11/2018, 11:16 AM Mike C update #100
8/16/2017, 11:57 PM Mike C update #96
2/12/2007, 1:03 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. TEE-ə-maht(English)

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.