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- n. father of the gods and consort of Tiamat.
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- n. father of the gods and consort of Tiamat
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The zikkurat itself being, as we saw, an attempt to reproduce the shape of the earth, the representation of the 'apsu' would suggest itself as a natural accessory to the temple.
He also makes the statement that the ideogram of Ea, _turahu-apsu_, means "antelope of the sea".
A piece of furniture to which great religious importance was attached was a great basin known as 'apsu,' -- the name, it will be recalled, for
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206 The poet plays upon the word and fancifully derives it from _apsu_, the locative case plural of _ap_, water, and _rasa_, taste.
Eridu and purified the worship of E-apsu [temple of Ea, at Eridu, the chief seat of Ea's worship]; who conquered the four quarters of the world, made great the name of Babylon, rejoiced the heart of Marduk, his lord who daily pays his devotions in Saggil [Marduk's temple in