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Understanding the meaning of Marduk and Tiamat

September 9, 2009
The story of Marduk and Tiamat
I wanted to take a moment and gather my thoughts on the compilation of data I have on these
two entities.
First, the story of Marduk and Tiamat revolves around a Mesopotamia legend. The legend goes
…In the beginning Marduk smote Tiamat and sliced her in two to create the Heavens and the
Earth.
The story of Marduk taking down Tiamat is represented in texts as
The mighty Marduk took his club and split Tiamat’s body in half.
He placed half of her body in the sky and made the heavens.
He posted guards to make sure she did not escape and gave them twinkling lights to
show that all was well. He created the moon to guard the heavens, and set it moving
back and forth, on endless patrol.
With the other half of Tiamat’s body he made the land.
From each of her eyes, he set a river flowing. One eye made the Tigris River.
The other eye watered the Euphrates River.
He planted fields of grain and vegetables, and blessed the land with rain and cows and forests
and orchards.
The combat was believed to be a battle of Good vs Evil, at it’s core. Another view is that of
Law and Order (Marduk) versus Chaos and Disorder (Tiamat).
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These “entities” are also noted in Pseudo-scientific texts stating Marduk and Tiamat represent
“planets”.
Marduk is known as the 12th planet or “Planet X” (source
This is interesting as some information leads these “Pseudo”scientists to believe that this
“12th” planet will destroy Earth one day, which if we read the original legends is…Tiamat.
Thus Marduk will smote Tiamat once more.
Is history doomed to repeat itself?
Now, when is this suppose to happen? Why in 2012 of course. (http://www.marduk.org/)
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Another bit of legend states Marduk has “other” names. 50 of these names exist actually.
One such name has a link to the name of Enki. Enki had another name, which was known as Apsu
(http://ldolphin.org/Nimrod.html), which translated to be the word Poseiden.
This really proves interesting, as Poseiden was noted to be the God of Atlantis, watching over
his realm when divided by the Gods.
Now, if we refer back to the texts of the legends of Marduk (or Nimrod, as he was known as
well), we see this text
“There is one common element to Nimrod/Marduk in all his manifestations and that is the symbol
of the snake/serpent/dragon. Nimrod took the dragon as his personal emblem, so that from him
spring various dragon myths and their special association with apocalyptic events. Strikingly
the only favorable accounts of dragons are found among the Hamitic peoples of the world (like
Nimrod) including the Ethiopians, Hittites, Chinese, Japanese and American Indian.”
A “Dragon” is the symbol of Marduk.
Now, I must finish these notes and leave it to you to decide what all of this may mean. But, I
wish to have you ponder a final thought…
Marduk is referred to as the “God of 50 names” (as mentioned earlier). Another name of power
that Marduk has been associated with is…Baal.
But, why not investigate these 50 names for yourself. This list of the 50 names may be found
in…
The Necronomicon.

I wanted to take a moment and gather my thoughts on the compilation of data I have on these two entities. First, the story of Marduk and Tiamat revolves around a Mesopotamia legend.

The legend goes …

“In the beginning Marduk smote Tiamat and sliced her in two to create the Heavens and the Earth”

The story of Marduk taking down Tiamat is represented in texts as…

“The mighty Marduk took his club and split Tiamat’s body in half. He placed half of her body in the sky and made the heavens. He posted guards to make sure she did not escape and gave them twinkling lights to show that all was well. He created the moon to guard the heavens, and set it moving back and forth, on endless patrol. With the other half of Tiamat’s body he made the land. From each of her eyes, he set a river flowing. One eye made the Tigris River. The other eye watered the Euphrates River. He planted fields of grain and vegetables, and blessed the land with rain and cows and forests and orchards.” (Source)

The combat was believed to be a battle of Good vs Evil, at it’s core. Another view is that of Law and Order (Marduk) versus Chaos and Disorder (Tiamat).

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Continuing on, these “entities” are also noted in Pseudo-scientific texts stating Marduk and Tiamat represent “planets”. (Source)

Marduk is known as the 12th planet or “Planet X” (Source). This is interesting as some information leads these “Pseudo”scientists to believe that this “12th” planet will destroy Earth one day, which if we read the original legends, Earth is…”Tiamat”.

Thus Marduk will smote Tiamat once more.

Is history doomed to repeat itself?

Now, when is this suppose to happen? Why in 2012 of course. (Source)

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Another bit of legend states Marduk has “other” names. 50 of these names exist actually. One such name has a link to the name of Enki. Enki had another name, which was known as Apsu. (Source), which when translated, turns out to be the word “Poseidon”. This really proves interesting, as Poseidon was noted to be the God of Atlantis, watching over his realm when it was divided by the Gods. (Source)

Now, if we refer back to the texts of the legends of Marduk (or Nimrod, as he was known as well), we see this text…

“There is one common element to Nimrod/Marduk in all his manifestations and that is the symbol of the snake/serpent/dragon. Nimrod took the dragon as his personal emblem, so that from him spring various dragon myths and their special association with apocalyptic events. Strikingly the only favorable accounts of dragons are found among the Hamitic peoples of the world including the Ethiopians, Hittites, Chinese, Japanese and American Indian.”

A “Dragon” is the symbol of Marduk.

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I hope I have left a bit of food for thought here. Now, I must finish these notes and leave it to you to decide what all of this may mean. But, I wish to have you ponder a final thought…

Marduk is referred to as the “God of 50 names” (as mentioned earlier). Another name of power that Marduk has been associated with is…Baal.

But, why not investigate these 50 names for yourself. This list of the 50 names may be found in…

The Necronomicon.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 1, 2009 7:46 pm

    Know anything about the war myths of Marduk vs. Asa, Ashur, Asher?

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