Cover image: L. Gruner - 'Monuments of Nineveh, Second Series' plate 5, London, J. Murray, 1853
In today's episode we discuss Tiamat, the mother goddess of primordial chaos from the Babylonian epic the Eluma Elish. We talk about the importance of translation, the making of a monstrous woman, and how misogynistic culture influences depictions of women.
Nammu, Inanna, & Tiamat—World History Encyclopedia
Enuma Elish - The Babylonian Epic of Creation - Full Text—World History Encyclopedia
Babylonian Creation Myths by W.G. Lambert