Tiamat


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Ti·a·mat

 (tē′ä-mät′)
n. Mythology
The Babylonian goddess of ocean waters.

[Akkadian tiāmat, absolute form of tiāmtu, sea; see thm in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.Tiamat - (Akkadian) mother of the gods and consort of ApsuTiamat - (Akkadian) mother of the gods and consort of Apsu
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
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In Babylon, for instance, ostriches were associated with the goddess Tiamat, while Harry Potter's owl Hedwig is a Snowy Owl, widely considered in northern countries as an icon of bravery and a revealer of truths.
In any case, the tradition opens here toward old memory and ancient typology, where the cast of deities morphs continuously, promiscuously, and irrepressibly across boundaries and polities and times: Tiamat of Urduk and Marni Wata of the Fon, Boann of the Boyne and Gong Gong of the Xiang, Yam of Canaanite fame, Osiris of the cusp of Nile and the Sirens of ocean seduction in Greece, Agwe of Haiti and Ahti of the Finns, Sedna of the Inuit seas and the Kyrgyz Martuv, Tohora of the Maori and Paricia of the Inca, and the list goes on and on, as ribald and twisting as a strand of DNA in the mouth of a clam.
For help they turn to a local priest, who turns out to be much more, to guide them on a quest to rescue their daughter, Ur, from an ancient being known as Tiamat.
Tiamat who symbolised in bodily and mythical form the complex interruption of the patriarchal by the feminine in order to save a child.
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.
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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.
The birth of the world, containing the motif of the initial water, is presented like this: at the beginning there was nothing, no earth and no sky, because they were not named; the only "thing" that was everywhere was Water, the primordial water, made of a mixture of sweet waters, Apsu, the god, and salty waters, Tiamat, the goddess:
22) Echoes of this worldview remained even when Tiamat had been ungodded.