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MARDUK

A picture showing the legend of MARDUK taken from our Mesopotamian mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Mesopotamian Gods, Mesopotamian Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Top Babylonian deity, Fertility God and supreme holy leader

As the boss of Babylon and custodian of the Tablets of Destiny (see ME), MARDUK was definitely a force to be reckoned with. Until he was stolen by Assyrians — causing a lot of aggravation with failed harvests and war.

We don't quite know how this theft was accomplished, but when he went missing his worshippers were no longer able to offer him his two meals a day plus musical performances.

Rumors abound of a takeover bid by ASHUR, but where is he now? Has anyone seen MARDUK? Last seen with beard and very strange sort of Noddy hat.

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Article last updated on 29 April 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT MARDUK : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : MARDUK
Area or people : Babylon
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 987

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