Tiamat

Tiamat was the “shining” personification of salt water who roared and smote in the chaos of original creation. She and Apsu filled the cosmic abyss with the primeval waters. She is “Ummu-Hubur who formed all things”. Tiamat possessed the Tablet of Destinies and in the primordial battle she gave them to Kingu, the deity she had chosen as her lover and the leader of her host, and who was also one of her children. The deities gathered in terror, but Anu, (replaced later, first by Enlil and, in the late version that has survived after the First Dynasty of Babylon, by Marduk, the son of Ea), first extracting a promise that he would be revered as “king of the gods”, overcame her, armed with the arrows of the winds, a net, a club, and an invincible spear.

“And the lord stood upon Tiamat’s hinder parts,

And with his merciless club he smashed her skull.

He cut through the channels of her blood,

And he made the North wind bear it away into secret places.”

Slicing Tiamat in half, he made from her ribs the vault of heaven and earth. Her weeping eyes became the source of the Tigris and the Euphrates, her tail became the Milky Way. With the approval of the elder deities, he took from Kingu the Tablet of Destinies, installing himself as the head of the Babylonian pantheon. Kingu was captured and later was slain: his red blood mixed with the red clay of the Earth would make the body of humankind, created to act as the servant of the younger Igigi deities.

“When in the height heaven was not named,

And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name,

And the primeval Apsu, who begat them,

And chaos, Tiamut, the mother of them both

Their waters were mingled together,

And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen;

When of the gods none had been called into being,

And none bore a name, and no destinies were ordained;

Then were created the gods in the midst of heaven,

Lahmu and Lahamu were called into being…”


Ancient origins for the Black Sun can be traced to the Babylonian Enuma Elish, Tiamat was an entity that existed located between Jupiter and Mars. Niburu (attributed to Marduk) was an intruder from outer space. In the celestial collision of Niburu with Tiamat, Tiamat was destroyed and broke apart, parts crashing into the Earth, the other remnants forming the asteroid belt. Niburu enters the solar system once every 3600 yrs. The asteroid Eros is a remnant of Tiamat. 

Alternative translation:

“When the heavens above did not exist,

And earth beneath had not come into being—

There was Apsû, the first in order, their begetter,

And demiurge Tiamat, who gave birth to them all;

They had mingled their waters together

Before meadow-land had coalesced and reed-bed was to he found —

When not one of the gods had been formed

Or had come into being, when no destinies had been decreed,

The gods were created within them:

Lah(mu and Lah(amu were formed and came into being.

45   “How can we destroy what we have given birth to?

46   Though their behaviour causes distress, let us tighten discipline graciously.”

49   “Destroy, my father, that lawless way of life,

50   That you may rest in the day-time and sleep by night!”

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