Marduk was the patron god of Babylon who presided over justice, compassion, healing, regeneration, magic, and fairness, although he is also sometimes referenced as a storm god and agricultural deity. His temple, the famous ziggurat described by Herodotus, is considered the model for the biblical Tower of Babel.

More about: Marduk


  • 1792 BCE - 1750 BCE
    Marduk ascends as the most powerful god during the reign of King Hammurabi of Babylon.
  • c. 1700 BCE
    Composition of the Ludlul-bel-Nemeqi text referencing Marduk.
  • 1125 BCE - 1104 BCE
    Statue of Marduk returned to Babylon during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar I.
  • c. 800 BCE
    Composition of The Wrath of Erra featuring Marduk.