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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 35, Tiamat Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 35, Tiamat Summary and Analysis

Tiamat is the Mesopotamian Mother of all Mothers—she gives birth to all. Tiamat is the first owner of the Tablets of Destiny and is also said to have been known by other names: Nammu, Asherah, Atargatis, Nuneit—Mother Goddess Sea.

The Gods Anu and Enki are sent to overthrow Tiamat because her omnipotence is seen as a challenge to some. The two fail at their task. In Babylon, Marduk wishes to dispose of The Mother. He successfully murders Tiamat and takes over the throne of heaven.

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