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This page merge many beings believed to be the same entity, and could be split in the future regarding the publication of new material.


Origins

Angel

Leviathan was an Angel living in Heaven.[3]

According to unconfirmed sources Leviathan became a fallen angel, cast out of Heaven,[3] possibly for participating in Lucifer's rebellion.

Annunaki

According to ancient legends, dragon-like Tiamat (also known as Leviathan, the primeval embodiment of the sea,[1] or primordial sea)[4] mated with Apsû (the embodiment of fresh water below the earth's surface), giving birth to the first two Annunaki: Lahmu and Lahamu.[5][1] They also sired Kingu.[6]

Their grandchild Anu matured, became the Annunaki Sky Father, and sired a new generation of Annunaki with Gaea.[5][1]

Annunaki Civil War

Apsû grew annoyed by the younger generations, and planned to destroy them, but was preemptively killed by Ea. Enraged, Tiamat and Kingu, who led Tiamat's army of monster progeny[1] (including horned serpents, snake-dragons, demonic lions, lion-men, scorpion-men and bull-men),[6] led siege to Dilmun. Anu's grandson Marduk proposed to led the armies of the Annunaki in exchange for becoming the Annunaki supreme leader, and slew Tiamat[7] using heavenly weapons (mace, trident and axe) forged by Ningal.[8]

Pre-Cataclysmic Age

Prior to the fall of Atlantis (which occurred in approximately 18,000 BC), Lilith was imprisoned inside the corpse of Tiamat by Atlantean mages.[9]

Hyborian Age

Tiamat's name was invoked during the Hyborian Age.[10]

Modern Age

In modern times, Tiamat's body settled in settled in Northern Greenland. Lilith emerged from it when a group of scientists (whom she murdered) led by Dr. Phillip Henderson and Dr. Adam Brigman came to inspect the strange creature[11] and inadvertently freed her.[9]




  • Tiamat is a major figure in the Enûma Elish, a Babylonian [epic poem which describes their creation myth. Tiamat is depicted as a primordial goddess of the salt sea, who mates with Abzu, the god of fresh water. She gives birth to the first generation of younger gods, and eventually fights against her own descendants in a war. She is slain by the storm-god Marduk.
  • In ancient artwork, Tiamat is depicted as a sea dragon.

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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; The Annunaki's entry
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Ba'al's entry
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Angels' entry
  4. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #1
  5. 5.0 5.1 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update #3; Annunaki's entry, Tiamat, Apsû and Anu's paragraph
  6. 6.0 6.1 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update #3; Annunaki's entry, Marduk's paragraph
  7. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Marduk's entry
  8. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update #3; Annunaki's entry, Ningal's paragraph
  9. 9.0 9.1 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Lilith's entry
  10. Savage Sword of Conan #7
  11. Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance #1



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