Tiamat then creates light, the heavens, dry land, animals, and man.
This is the mother Tiamat, who burns to avenge the deaths of her kindred.
Of one half of the corpse of Tiamat he formed the earth, and of the other half, the heavens.
It commences with the statement that "in the beginning" all was a chaos of waters, called the deep (Tiamat, the Hebrew tehom).
As the origin of evil Tiamat personified the deep and tempests.
Along with Tiamat there were ranged in battle the evil creatures of night and destruction, most of whom had composite forms.
Tiamat was the dragon of the sea, and therefore the serpent or leviathan.
Tiamat assumes the form of a monster often repeated on monuments, but this form is not that of the serpent.
The process by which the moon would share the evil repute of Tiamat is obvious.
Merodach drove on, and at length he drew nigh to the secret lair of Tiamat, and he beheld her muttering with Kingu, her consort.