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Tiamat by GENZOMAN Tiamat by GENZOMAN
An enanced version of the tiamat i done for "Myths: Pantheons the last year" :)... Dunno, maybe some of you cant remember, but there was an awesome animated television series based on TSR's D&D role-playing game, I was a big fan when I was a boy: Dungeon & Dragons. Tiamat was the nemesis of the main villian, Venger... and was F***ing scaring!. if you can, take a lot to the serie, still is wonderful :)

PSCS/6hours/bamboo/Music : The birth Jenova (a remix of J-E-N-O-V-A by Roan7995, check it, he have some neat remixes)


Oh well, enough chat, lets Wikiattack!
In Babylonian mythology, Tiamat is a goddess who personifies the sea. Tiamat is considered the monstrous embodiment of primordial chaos. Although there are no early precedents for it, some sources identify her with images of a sea serpent or dragon. In the Enma Elish, the Babylonian epic of creation, she gives birth to the first generation of deities; she later makes war upon them and is killed by the storm-god Marduk. The heavens and the earth are formed from her divided body.

Tiamat was known as Thalattē (as variant of thalassa, the Greek word for "sea") in the Hellenistic Babylonian Berossus' first volume of universal history. It is thought that the name of Tiamat was dropped in secondary translations of the original religious texts because some Akkadian copyists of Enma Elish substituted the ordinary word for "sea" for Tiamat, because the two names essentially were the same, due to association.

psu (or Abzu, from Sumerian ab = water, zu = far) fathered upon Tiamat the Elder deities Lahmu and Lahamu (the "muddy"), a title given to the gatekeepers at the Enki Abzu temple in Eridu. Lahmu and Lahamu, in turn, were the parents of the axis or pivot of the heavens (Anshar, from an = heaven, shar = axle or pivot) and the earth (Kishar); Anshar and Kishar were considered to meet on the horizon, becoming thereby, the parents of Anu and Ki.

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".

In the myth recorded on cuneiform tablets, the deity Enki (later Ea) believed correctly that Apsu, upset with the chaos they created, was planning to murder the younger deities; and so slew him. This angered Kingu, their son, who reported the event to Tiamat, whereupon she fashioned monsters to battle the deities in order to avenge Apsu's death. These were her own offspring: giant sea serpents, storm demons, fish-men, scorpion-men and many others.

Tiamat possessed the Tablets of Destiny and in the primordial battle she gave them to Kingu, the god she had chosen as her lover and the leader of her host. 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. With the approval of the elder deities, he took from Kingu the Tablets of Destiny, 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.
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EarthPhantomTS Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014   Writer
I see you went with the D&D interpretation :D!

Well, I love it, regardless!
Ravillen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
found this and maybe few others, the style seemed to be yours, in facebook…

not sure if they got permission or not
xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I shit myself
SHADOW-WOLF01 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist…

Sorry, I couldn't trace this back to you. I'll delete it if you want me to
ValkyrieaKu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thought you should know this person is passing your art off as their own.…
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. i mean its quite intense. the backstory and mythology is a very good touch ;)
hobbitshire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Very fearsome. Great clarity and use of color.
powerofmu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Chardactyl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Excelent Tiamat. I love how you unified the color scheam so she didnot look like a red dragon with a rainbow of extra heads. She feels like a solid creature instead of a Frankendragon. Well done. :D
MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Looks great, but I couldn't help feeling confused while TRYING to read the description; which Tiamat is this?
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