Ancient Mythology

Apsu | Mesopotamian Mythology

(also Absu, Abzu)

Apsu is a primeval Sumero-Akkadian god, representing the sweet waters underneath the earth (opposite Tiamat, the salt waters of Chaos). Later myths tell that the sweet and salty waters came together with a third element—possibly cloud—and created the first gods. Mesopotamian myths tell that Ea had cast a spell upon Apsu to keep the sweet waters contained underground. (although some myths say that Ea had killed Apsu.)

Mankind was supposedly created from the clay formed by Apsu.

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