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  1. Tiamat(noun)

    (Akkadian) mother of the gods and consort of Apsu


  1. Tiamat(ProperNoun)

    A Babylonian goddess who personifies the sea, considered the monstrous embodiment of primordial chaos.

  2. Tiamat(ProperNoun)

    A supposed planet once located between Mars and Jupiter.


  1. Tiamat

    In Mesopotamian Religion, Tiamat is a chaos monster, a primordial goddess of the ocean, mating with Abzû to produce younger gods. It is suggested that there are two parts to the Tiamat mythos, the first in which Tiamat is 'creatrix', through a "Sacred marriage" between salt and fresh water, peacefully creating the cosmos through successive generations. In the second "Chaoskampf" Tiamat is considered the monstrous embodiment of primordial chaos. Although there are no early precedents for it, some sources identify her with images of a sea serpent or dragon. In the Enûma Elish, the Babylonian epic of creation, she gives birth to the first generation of deities; she later makes war upon them and is killed by the storm-god Marduk. The heavens and the earth are formed from her divided body. Tiamat was later known as Thalattē in the Hellenistic Babylonian Berossus' first volume of universal history. It is thought that the name of Tiamat was dropped in secondary translations of the original religious texts because some Akkadian copyists of Enûma Elish substituted the ordinary word for "sea" for Tiamat, since the two names had become essentially the same, due to association.

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  1. Tiamat

    Tiamat- The principle deity of the doctrine of The Church of Leviathan (taken from Sumer/Babylonian mythology). Tiamat is considered to be true Satanic deity in the ancient pantheon by the members of Church of Leviathan, representing primordial chaos.

    "The church was empowered by Tiamat, and became stronger due to Her graces."

    Submitted by anonymous on July 1, 2018

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tiamat in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tiamat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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