Mesopotamian Mythology

The Ancient Gods of Sumer and Babylon...

MARDUK

Babylonian Supreme God

Picture of the Mesopotamian Supreme God Marduk from our Mesopotamian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Top Babylonian deity, Fertility God and supreme holy leader

As the boss of Babylon and custodian of the Tablet of Destinies, 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 worshipers 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.

Marduk Facts and Figures

Name: Marduk
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Babylon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Everything
Area of expertise: Supreme, Everything

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 480

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Article last revised on May 24, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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