The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends
Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
Fully indexed and containing lavish color illustrations and a wealth of line drawings, this is the most up-to-date, beautiful, and graphically useful reference of its kind on the market today.
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Despairing at the enormity of the forces Tiamat had ranged against them, the
gods elected Marduk as their absolute ruler and champion. Marduk's victory in
the ensuing struggle gave the leadership of Mesopotamia to the city of Babylon.
MARDUK § The chief god of Babylon, associated mainly with the creation of an
ordered world out of the primeval chaos. Marduk means "bull calf of the sun",
although his father was the water god Ea. At first he was an agricultural deity, but
In the creation epic Enuma elish (When on high), there is an account of what the
universe was like before Tiamat died at the hands of MARDUK, and a new world
order was created. At first, only mist swirled above the mingled waters of Abzu ...
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