I would mention sacrifice carefully now, particularly given my evocation of Catherine of Sienna, and of Tiamat
, and I would list the sacrifices of other women and catalogue them like a solemn roll call of the dead before I can move forward to what is beyond: could I give voice then to the unnamed daughter of Jepthah, taken on account of her father's promise, sacrificed to an ideal better summed up as patriarchal honour, could I give voice to the Levite's concubine, who in the violating of her body by a pack saved the honour of the priest.
This is the case, for example, with Uranos and Tiamat
. The monster could also have no known origin, like the Vrtra-Vala dragon or Jormungandr, which signifies that they come from outside of the world, from Chaos itself.
, Yamm, Mot, and Apophis, who represent chaos in Enuma Elish, Baal- Cycle, and Re-Apophis respectively, are embodied.
Clearly influenced by the Enuma Elish, its opening lines read: "In the beginning...darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters." The Hebrew word Tehom, meaning 'deep [waters],' is etymologically related to "Tiamat
." The first Greek philosopher, Thales of Miletus (c.
The constellation was associated with the goddess Tiamat
the ruler of the seawater who according to legend kills her offspring.
Actually, I might say that she is the original mermaid, the Abzu of the Sumerians, and when the Greek Perseus slays the Medusa he repeats in a way Marduk's slaying of Tiamat
. Thus she is fundamentally identical with the primeval Oceanos as shown in the masks on the classical sarcophagi ...
(24.) The Hebrew people directly confront this problem in the book of Genesis, where, in the first creation account, the "seven days" of creation contrast the "seven eons" of the Babylonian narrative about Tiamat
and Marduk in the Enuma Elish.
Answering the lure of her mermaid half and the selkie, Kona, who awakened that part of her, she begins the training she needs to lead her clan and deal with Tiamat
, the sea witch who killed her mother and wants her dead as well.
Dive into his world and help him find the Wristlet of Tiamat
to unmask the mystery behind his father's disappearance.