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Noun1.Merodach - the chief Babylonian godMerodach - 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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Description in the Catalogue of the De Pass Collection (1934:18): 'the mythical hero Merodach slaying the lion, and other figures.
Shamash was the principal sun god of the Assyrians, Merodach of the Chaldees, Ormuzd of the Persians, Ra of the Egyptians, Tezcatlipoca of the Mexicans, and Helios (known to the Romans as Sol ) of the Greeks.
Finally, Fuchs provides a persuasive argument for identifying the mysterious "son of Yakin" and "son of Zeri" mentioned in the letters with Merodach: Baladan II, the Chaldean king who opposed Sargon in Babylonia.