Mesopotamian - An Akkadian earth-god. Son of Abzu and Tiamat. Husband of Tiamat. He was the leader of the evil primal forces and the Eleven Mighty Helpers in the struggle with the gods and acted as holder of the Tablets of Destiny. He was the son and second husband of Tiamat and was killed with her in the fight with Marduk. In some accounts, his blood was mixed with sand to make mankind. Some equate him with Tammuz. In some references, called Kingu, Kingugu, Kingugu, Qingu or Qingu.

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