Marduk


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Mar·duk

 (mär′do͝ok)
n. Mythology
The chief Babylonian god.

[Akkadian.]

Marduk

(ˈmɑːdʊk)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) the chief god of the Babylonian pantheon
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Noun1.Marduk - the chief Babylonian godMarduk - the chief Babylonian god; his consort was Sarpanitu
Babylon - the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
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This monologue recounts one man's suffering and his miraculous recovery from illness with the help of the god Marduk.
Reverend Jonathan Marduk Rico, spokesman for Scientology, declared that the culture of drug prevention and a drug free life is typical of all Scientologists, and said: "Scientologists are a community hundred percent drug-free.
Babylonians saw Jupiter as the celestial form of their patron god, Marduk.
Also, the Mesopotamian goddess, Sarpanitum/Erua who was the wife of Marduk, the great god had a common origin with Sepandarmaz because Erua is the goddess of birth and even the meaning of the word is "Fertility".
There, after the god Marduk defeats the sea goddess Tiamat, the story concludes with the building of the Esaglia Temple in Babylon, where Marduk is to be worshipped as "the great creator of all things" (p.
The Chaoskampf (19), as well as the recovery of the missing Sun, often involves the slaying of a monster, most often a dragon: Marduk and Tiamat, Zeus and Typhon, Hercules and the Hydra, Thor and Jormungandr, but also Yahweh and the Leviathan.
El famoso Cilindro de Ciro recogia como el dios Marduk habia sancionado la victoria de Ciro el Persa sobre los babilonios (Is 45,1).
For example, Zeus Greek mythology is dominated by Kronos Marduk in Babylon mythology.
In the Enuma elish, when Marduk used a fierce wind to inflate and overcome the water monster goddess Tiamat, "he split her in half to form the sky and the Earth.
Los relatos etnograficos y mitologicos dan cuenta de que, por ejemplo, en la cultura escandinava se hablaba del inquietante Loki, en la griega de Hades, en la mesopotamica de Marduk, en fin, muchas culturas han tenido y tienen sus figuras demoniacas, las cuales ayudan a equilibrar la balanza entre lo bueno y lo perverso.
The designs and skills used to embellish the bricks, the widespread use of tar in the construction of the building, the use of various colors and mythical motifs such as Mushussu, a snake-dragon shaped symbol of Marduk [the chief of the Babylonian deities], and various lotus designs, all show that the structure was built during the reign of Cyrus the Great.
He did yet more evil to his city every day," it reads, describing how the chief Babylonian god Marduk, after seeking "an upright king" in all countries, "took the hand of Cyrus" and proclaimed him king "over all of everything".