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An enanced version of the tiamat i done for "Myths: Pantheons the last year" :)... Dunno, maybe some of you cant remember, but there was an awesome animated television series based on TSR's D&D role-playing game, I was a big fan when I was a boy: Dungeon & Dragons. Tiamat was the nemesis of the main villian, Venger... and was F***ing scaring!. if you can, take a lot to the serie, still is wonderful :)

PSCS/6hours/bamboo/Music : The birth Jenova (a remix of J-E-N-O-V-A by Roan7995, check it, he have some neat remixes)


Oh well, enough chat, lets Wikiattack!
In Babylonian mythology, Tiamat is a goddess who personifies the sea. Tiamat is considered the monstrous embodiment of primordial chaos. Although there are no early precedents for it, some sources identify her with images of a sea serpent or dragon. In the Enma Elish, the Babylonian epic of creation, she gives birth to the first generation of deities; she later makes war upon them and is killed by the storm-god Marduk. The heavens and the earth are formed from her divided body.

Tiamat was known as Thalattē (as variant of thalassa, the Greek word for "sea") in the Hellenistic Babylonian Berossus' first volume of universal history. It is thought that the name of Tiamat was dropped in secondary translations of the original religious texts because some Akkadian copyists of Enma Elish substituted the ordinary word for "sea" for Tiamat, because the two names essentially were the same, due to association.

psu (or Abzu, from Sumerian ab = water, zu = far) fathered upon Tiamat the Elder deities Lahmu and Lahamu (the "muddy"), a title given to the gatekeepers at the Enki Abzu temple in Eridu. Lahmu and Lahamu, in turn, were the parents of the axis or pivot of the heavens (Anshar, from an = heaven, shar = axle or pivot) and the earth (Kishar); Anshar and Kishar were considered to meet on the horizon, becoming thereby, the parents of Anu and Ki.

Tiamat was the "shining" personification of salt water who roared and smote in the chaos of original creation. She and Apsu filled the cosmic abyss with the primeval waters. She is "Ummu-Hubur who formed all things".

In the myth recorded on cuneiform tablets, the deity Enki (later Ea) believed correctly that Apsu, upset with the chaos they created, was planning to murder the younger deities; and so slew him. This angered Kingu, their son, who reported the event to Tiamat, whereupon she fashioned monsters to battle the deities in order to avenge Apsu's death. These were her own offspring: giant sea serpents, storm demons, fish-men, scorpion-men and many others.

Tiamat possessed the Tablets of Destiny and in the primordial battle she gave them to Kingu, the god she had chosen as her lover and the leader of her host. The deities gathered in terror, but Anu, (replaced later, first by Enlil and, in the late version that has survived after the First Dynasty of Babylon, by Marduk, the son of Ea), first extracting a promise that he would be revered as "king of the gods", overcame her, armed with the arrows of the winds, a net, a club, and an invincible spear.

And the lord stood upon Tiamat's hinder parts,
And with his merciless club he smashed her skull.
He cut through the channels of her blood,
And he made the North wind bear it away into secret places.

Slicing Tiamat in half, he made from her ribs the vault of heaven and earth. Her weeping eyes became the source of the Tigris and the Euphrates. With the approval of the elder deities, he took from Kingu the Tablets of Destiny, installing himself as the head of the Babylonian pantheon. Kingu was captured and later was slain: his red blood mixed with the red clay of the Earth would make the body of humankind, created to act as the servant of the younger Igigi deities.
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slicervanguard27 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
im familiar with her playing an important part in the sumerian creation legend
babylonkid Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018   Artisan Crafter
Thats awesome. Great work.
Redjyk Featured By Owner Edited Mar 26, 2017
I played a LOT of 1st ed. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons when I was in my late teens and 20's

But this? THIS is the way Tiamat SHOULD have looked!!! Totally awesome work.

I LOVE your female demons, but, give credit where credit is due. when you do monsters like Leviathan, Apophis, and Nidhogg. You do them justice (And major extra credit for including just which mythology they come from, origins, major enemies, final end, etc)

Keep up the good work!!!
KunYKA Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
But fans ressurected her and gave an immortality and 4 additional heads to enormous ancient dragoness.
Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Man that's scary. Fiery base is also nice.
Dragonlord-Daegen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
as awsome as this rendition of Tiamat is,

i prefer the the origianl version (where her heads are white,blue,green,black and red)
Reaper1998 Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
It can kill gods?!
Zowen2001 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
This is nightmare material! RUN! :sprint:
Sauric1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
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EarthPhantomTS Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014   Writer
I see you went with the D&D interpretation :D!

Well, I love it, regardless!
Ravillen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
found this and maybe few others, the style seemed to be yours, in facebook…

not sure if they got permission or not
xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I shit myself
ShadowClipseAVi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist…

Sorry, I couldn't trace this back to you. I'll delete it if you want me to
Eaohkan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thought you should know this person is passing your art off as their own.…
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. i mean its quite intense. the backstory and mythology is a very good touch ;)
hobbitshire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Very fearsome. Great clarity and use of color.
powerofmu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Chardactyl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Excelent Tiamat. I love how you unified the color scheam so she didnot look like a red dragon with a rainbow of extra heads. She feels like a solid creature instead of a Frankendragon. Well done. :D
MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Looks great, but I couldn't help feeling confused while TRYING to read the description; which Tiamat is this?
Ardabor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Buena mitologia, buena historia, buen dibujo.
WarriorDan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
love the coloring, but...
As far as I know marduk killed tiamat with an arrow to the...err he shot in her opened mouth.
Wassn't Marduk known as "lord of the twin headed ax"?
Also ...she seems a lot smaller than in my imagination. (hahaha)
sidenote: same story reads better in the necronomicon.
Airkey Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always had a fascination for mythology that centered around dragons~
Tiamat is no exception!

Wonderful work once again! :iconyaayplz:
EaRayosKilgannon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist
In the lasts comics from the series "Witchblade", before the reBoot, Tiamat is depicted as a female enemy! I think it was 3 comics of it and it was really interesting!
PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student General Artist
ShadeSilverwing777 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
The Dragon that created the world. Nice.
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DyingMan75 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome!
Dewgongz4Life Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Wait, the Tiamat was in an actual myth? I thought it was just from Final Fantasy...
Mad-Black-Cheshire Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good but (im a takahises fan XD) she has 5 diffrent coloured heads
red, black, white, blue and green
Firestormblaze Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hyoga1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
nice job
ARACELICASANDRA Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Coppeh-and-Paste Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah... this is AMAZING! I love the colors, lighting... fire... just eveeerything :O
dcmechanix Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
gfo-d Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Es increible la calidad de dibujo que tenes, mas alla del coloreado que con practica y tecnica se puede llegar a aprender incluso para un amateur basico como yo, pero el dibujo es inhato y mas bien diria que un don.
Te podria pedir recomendacion de algun libro para aprender buenas tecnicas de dibujo? Proporciones, trazado de Sketch, etc.
Snowydrake Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Caessaes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Very impresive, the old babylonian myths are awesome.
MiniStig1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would NOT like to meet that in a dark alley. It would have to be a VERY large alley though... xD
saishadow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
thats a cool myth
Darklarik Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Wheres Danta hell kick this thing's ass.
Digimarth Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
I wish to see Marduk ended right now. Great picture by the way.
Satoshi444 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student General Artist
This sure amaze me much. I've heard a lot about this creature.
Tigrex00 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Artist
my fav for ONLY DRAGON IS SO ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DigitalPhantomCat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Awesome Dragon.

I also like how you include information about the mythology relating to your art when you post it. It's very informative! ^_^
EdwardTheMighty Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Epic Dragon[link]
Blackfire-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love these "creationist" stories in wich the earth was made out of dismembering an ancient god (like in norse too), and specially if its about a dragon! :D (wich certainly looks very scary btw :XD:)
allanonmage Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
This is an awesome pic! It looks like she has armor for scales. Kinda cool. Or is she wearing armor on top of her scales?
ShiryuOgalunn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colours. And love the dragon. *-*
She is so... lovely? XD
Not really, but I love evil dragons. :3
KhmaiVietBoi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
i thought tiamat had 3 heads, ahh well the more heads the more awesome! xD
CH47mech08 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
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