July 18, 2012

read.marduk and tiamat.

tiamat, the sumerian goddess of the oceans and of the forces of primitive chaos, is a ravening monster. in mesopotamian tradition, tiamat turned against the other deities and unleashed a holocaust of destruction before she was eventually destroyed by the celestial hero marduk:

she opened her mouth, tiamat, to swallow him. he drove in the evil wind so that she could not close her lips. the terrible winds filled her belly. her heart was seized, she held her mouth wide open, he let fly an arrow, it pierced her belly, her inner parts he clove, he split her heart, he rendered her powerless and destroyed her life, he felled her body and stood upright on it.

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