'Tiamat' is Akkadian for the sea.[I38]
One of the three primeval trinity of gods.
She is a dragon-like monster of original chaos.
Personification of salt water.
Developed from the Sumerian Nammu.
Worshipped from c. 2000 BC to c. 200 BC.
She combined with the underground fresh waters (Apsu) and gave birth to eleven monsters
[J22] (Eleven Mighty Helpers) and used them in her fight against Marduk.[O28]
Marduk later splits her in two to form heaven and the earth
In another version, she is Tauthe and the consort of Apason.

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