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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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Specifically, in the creation myth of Enuma Elish, (77) the gods form such an assembly in order to elect Lord Marduk, the leader or "champion of the gods," who goes on to defeat their powerful enemy, Tiamet, and create the known universe, including the first slaves--human beings.