A primordial ocean goddess from various Mesopotamian religions who mated with the god of fresh water, Abzû, in order to create the entire universe. According to the tales found within the ‘Enuma Elish’, her husband was murdered by their children, driving her to transform herself into a dragon as revenge.
She fashioned eleven great monsters to destroy those who opposed her, but was slain in battle by Marduk. Her ribs became the heavens and the earth and her tail, the Milky Way. She was sometimes known as Thalattē or Omoroca, especially in the Chaldæan region.