Marduk and the Anunnaki gods – Babylonian Mythology

Marduk “the wise, lord of oracles” and the Anunnaki gods. Marduk was a late-generation god from ancient Mesopotamia and patron deity of the city of Babylon. When Babylon became the political center of the Euphrates valley in the time of Hammurabi (18th century BC) he slowly started to rise to the position of the head of the Babylonian pantheon, a position he fully acquired by the second half of the second millennium BC. In the city of Babylon, Marduk was worshiped in the temple: Esagila. Marduk is associated with the divine weapon: Imhullu. “Marduk” is the Babylonian form of his name. The etymology of the name Marduk is conjectured as derived from amar-Utu “bull calf of the sun god Utu” The origin of Marduk’s name may reflect an earlier genealogy, or have had cultural ties to the ancient city of Sippar (whose god was Utu, the sun god) dating back to the third millennium BC. By the Hammurabi period, Marduk had become astrologically associated with the planet Jupiter. Marduk’s original character is obscure but he was later associated with water, vegetation, judgment, and magic. The Anunnaki gods gathered together to find one god who could defeat the gods rising against them. Marduk, a very young god, answered the call and was promised the position of head god. Please watch the video for information on the Anunnaki gods and Marduk along with many more gods at mythology explored by ANCIENT MYSTERY on Youtube.

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