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Marduk

(mär`do͝ok), ancient god of Babylonia and chief god of the city of Babylon. His cult rose to prominence in the reign of Hammurabi, and Marduk became the omniscient king of the pantheon—the creator of mankind and the god of light and life. In his various aspects he was the successor of the Sumerian earth god Enlil.

Marduk

 

patron god of the city of Babylon; after the 18th century B.C., supreme deity in the Babylonian pantheon.

According to Babylonian myth, Marduk was the son of the god Ea and was elected king by the council of gods. He led their war with the forces of the primeval monsters and slew the monsters’ female commander, Tiamat, after which he created the earth and people to serve the gods. He was identified with Enlil. The Babylonian priests of the mid-first millennium B.C. declared all divinities to be incarnations of Marduk.

Marduk

warrior god, chief of the Babylonian pantheon; creator of heaven, earth, and man. [Babylonian Myth.: Benét, 634]
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In exchange for his courage in facing all these monsters, Marduk makes his fellow gods swear that "whatsoever I do remain unaltered,/May the word of my lips never be changed or made of no avail.
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The oldest known reference to curry appeared on tablets found near Babylon in Mesopotamia, written in cuneiform text as discovered by the Sumerians, and dated around 1700 BC, probably as an offering to the god Marduk.
As for content, Enuma Elish moves from the creation of the gods, through the primal conflict between Tiamat and Marduk that results in the creation of the heavens and earth, the establishment of Babylon, the creation of human beings, and ends with a list of the names of the gods and their roles.
They dominate it for the next four centuries but preserve Babylonian culture and worship its chief god, Marduk.
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Marduk succeeds in this act of re-creation and is declared the supreme god.
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