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Abzu

Abzu is the Primordial Deity of the Ocean, Wisdom, and the Watery Abyss and the Deification of the vast primordial fresh water beneath the earth that serves as the source of all lakes, rivers, springs, streams, and wells. He is the source of knowledge and was the lover of Tiamat, the primal goddess of the salt water, and together they created the gods in the Babylonian Mythology. He is the father of Lahmu, Lahamu, Anu, and Ki.

Overview

Abzu is the name for fresh water from underground aquifers which was given a religious fertilizing quality in Sumerian and Akkadian mythology. Lakes, springs, rivers, wells, and other sources of fresh water were thought to draw their water from the Abzu.

Abzu is also known as the demon of semen, wisdom, and the Watery Abyss, a vast freshwater ocean beneath the earth that serves as the source of all lakes, rivers, springs, streams, and wells.

Appearance

Personality

Despite being a primordial deity with a monstrous appearance, Abzu seems to be rather a patient, calm, yet fierce in his domain and his status as a primordial.

Abzu was always seen getting along with his consort Tiamat, and quiet strict yet patient and caring towards his children. He wants to rule his domain as peaceful and neutral, as much as possible, and doesn't want to be bothered by the outside world. He is content with ruling his domain with Tiamat, in a peaceful manner.

Being the primordial deity of wisdom, Abzu is rather an intelligent and wise deity. His wisdom gives him great advantage of dealing or working things with a more careful and cautiousness. As it seen where he usually gives Tiamat advice on how to do things as good as possible.

Powers and Abilities

History

Abzu was a primal being made of fresh water and a lover to another primal deity, Tiamat, a creature of salt water. Abzu could not quell the noise of the younger Gods or their children. He colluded with his vizier Mummu to silence the Gods and allow Tiamat to rest, after Tiamat rejected the idea.

This resulted in the birth of the younger gods, who later murder Abzu in order to usurp his lordship of the universe. Enraged, Tiamat gives birth to the first dragons, filling their bodies with "venom instead of blood", and made war upon her treacherous children, only to be slain by Marduk, the god of Storms, who then forms the heavens and earth from her corpse.

Myths and Legends

Abzu is depicted as a deity only in the Babylonian creation epic, the Enûma Elish, taken from the library of Assurbanipal but which is about 500 years older.

The Enuma Elish begins: "When above the heavens did not yet exist nor the earth below, Abzu the freshwater ocean was there, the first, the begetter, and Tiamat, the saltwater sea, she who bore them all; they were still mixing their waters, and no pasture land had yet been formed, nor even a reed marsh."

Quotes

Every night, he'd dream of his father's return, the shadow of Abzu's wrath over the sky and the land and the sea, but that never become reality. 'He is dead now,' he tried to convince himself, 'He's dead and you've killed him. Whatever left of him now laid beneath the earth as the endless abyss'.

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