How Did Marduk Create the Universe and Its People In Mesopotamian Mythology?

With Tiamat dead and her army destroyed, Marduk lifted his sword and split her massive skull in two.

With one piece, Marduk made the earth; with the other piece, he fashioned the heavens.

He created the moon, the sun, and set the stars in the night sky.

Marduk then decided to create servants for the gods, people.

Using the flesh and bones of Kingu, Marduk molded the first men and women and gave them life.

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