Marduk rose from an obscure deity in the third millennium BCE to become one of the most important gods and the head of the Mesopotamian pantheon in the first millennium. He was the patron god of the city of Babylon, where his temple tower, the ziggurat TT Etemenanki "Temple that is the foundation of the heavens and the earth" served as the model for the famous "tower of Babel. This is a glazed brick relief from the city of Babylon itself, dating to the Neo-Babylonian period. Marduk is one of the most complex gods in ancient Mesopotamia and the short contribution here cannot do justice to this important deity. A comprehensive, monographic treatment of Marduk is still lacking for now see Sommerfeld , which excludes evidence from the first millennium BCE; also see Oshima , who focuses on Akkadian prayers to Marduk. Marduk's origins and original functions are obscure.
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses - Marduk (god)
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