Marduk

Mesopotamian - The double-headed creator-god, sun-god and god of magic, wisdom and war. City god of Babylon. Son of Enki and Damgalnuna, Ea and Apzu, Ea and Damkina or El and Damkina. Consort of Sarpanitu. Father of Nebo and Tasmit. He created a new world order after he had killed Tiamat, the demon of chaos. He cut her body in half, using one part for the earth, the other for the sky. He retrieved the Tablets of Destiny giving him complete control of the world and, mixing the blood of Kingu with clay, he made mankind. Another story says that Marduk cut off his own head and used the blood to make mankind. Eventually, all the gods were assimilated into Marduk who was associated with the planets Jupiter and Mercury. He is described as having two heads, four ears, four eyes and a mouth emitting flames. Sometimes called Marduk, Adad, Adad, Adda, Addad, Addu, Baal-Hadad, Dadda, Dadu, Adda(d), Isher, Ramman, Rimmon, Assyrian Mer, Canaanite Baal, Baal Had(d)ad, Kurgal, Semitic Idurmer, Sumerian Enlil, Ishkur, Syrian Hadad, Amarud, Amarud, Nimrod, Amurru-Ramman, Amurru-Ramman, Assaluha, Assaluha, Avenger, Avenger, Hegal, Hegal, Marlah, Marlah, Murduk, Murduk, Qaru, Qaru, Nergal, Nergal, Samas, Samas, Mes An Du, Samash, Shamas, Shamash, Shemesh, Utuki, Heres, Ma-banda-anna, Sachi, S(h)amash, Akkadian Babbar, Shullat, Arab Aliha, Sams, Canaanite Sapas, Moabite Chemosh, Persian Aftab, Semitic Samos, Sumerian Utu, Suhgurim, Suhgurim, Zisi, Zisi, Agaku, Agaku, Agilma, Agilma, Amaradu(k), Amaradu(k), Aranunna, Aranunna, Asai, Asai, As(s)alluha, As(s)alluha, Asar(i), Asar(i), Osiris, Asaru(alim) Asaruludu, Asaru(alim) Asaruludu, Bel(-Enlil) Bel-Marduk, Bel(-Enlil) Bel-Marduk, Bel Matai, Bel Matai, Epadum, Epadum, Gibil, Gibil, Babylonian Gerra, Gir(r)u, Nusku, Gil(ma), Gil(ma), (Gish) Qaru, (Gish) Qaru, Gugal, Gugal, Iku, Iku, Ishtar, Irkingu, Irkingu, Lugal-Dimmer-An-Ki-A, Lugal-Dimmer-An-Ki-A, Kinma, Kinma, Marad, Marad, Namru, Namru, Namtillaku, Namtillaku, Nari, Nari, Sandan, Sandan, Melkarth, sacred animals, Sandas, Sandes, Sandon, Santas, Babylonian Marduk, Hittite Sanda, S(h)amas(h), S(h)amas(h), Shazu, Shazu, Sin, Sin, Acu, Sirsir, Sirsir, Tuku, Tuku, Tutu, Tutu, Tuttu, Usire, Usire, Asari, Zah(gu)rim, Zah(gu)rim, Ziku, Ziku, Ziukinna, Ziukinna, Zulum, Zulum, Assyrian Ashur, Assyrian Ashur, Greek Zeus, Greek Zeus, Amen, Baal-Samin, Cragus, Indra, Jupiter, Tinia, Hebrew Merodach, Hebrew Merodach, Tagtug, Tagtug, Tibir, Uttu, Uttukki, Tut(t)u, Shulpae or Shulpae.

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