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- n. Mythology The chief Babylonian god.
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- proper n. The Babylonian name of a late-generation god from ancient Mesopotamia and patron deity of the city of Babylon.
- proper n. Planet X, the mythical/hypothetical tenth planet in our solar system.
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- n. the chief Babylonian god; his consort was Sarpanitu
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I would suggest you look to the transitions between federation and empire in Sumer and its reflection in the mythology of ownership and control of the me, in which we can see, laid out for us, a story of the gradual usurpation of the Law and its subordination to the Will of the King of Gods (of which Marduk is probably the prime example).
 We may therefore expect, some day, to come across the name Marduk in Assyrian texts earlier than the ninth century.
The name Marduk appears here under the ideographic designation _Tutu_.
It's about a planet that existed called Marduk, which is supposed to be on a much bigger orbit than the other planets, so it comes back every 2000 or 3000 years, something like that.
Ea called Marduk to the place where he gave oracles,
Slide 13: The Gods of Mesopotamia II Apsu: God of the primeval sweet waters Ea: God of wisdom and patron of the arts Enlil: God of earth, wind, and air (aka Marduk in later cultures) Ninhursag: Mother goddess, creator of vegetation; wife of Enlil
The Mesopotamian pantheon contained many other gods of lesser significance, including national gods such as Marduk of Babylon and Assur of Assyria who were accorded leadership over the other gods by their own
Not all low attacks can be parried, such as Marduk's "Knee Slicer" (d+4).
The creation story of the Babylonians, for example, describes gods and goddesses who were involved in a cosmic conflict and were constantly massacring one another, until the god Marduk seized power and murdered the goddess Tiamat, from whom he created the heavens and the earth.
He has been sent there on a secret mission by the Pharaoh of Egypt, charged to bring back to Egypt the Golden Idol of Bel-Marduk, whose magic might just cure