This is a Good Article! Tiamat was also the eternal rival of her brother Bahamut , ruler of the good metallic dragons. Tiamat was a unique chromatic dragon, who had one head for each primary color of the most common species of chromatics black , blue , green , red , white. Each head was able to operate entirely independently of each other and had the powers of a member of the respective race of dragonkind. She also had three main avatars. The Dark Lady was a mulan woman with long dark hair and completely black eyes. She always wore dark robes and frequently had a seductive smile on her face. The Chromatic Dragon was a dragon with stubby legs and five heads that could be any combination of head belonging to a chromatic dragon, the skin of each merged into three stripes -- blue-green, gray and purple before they merged again into brown skin that covered her tail. Tiamat had three manifestations in Avernus as well, one of which never left the gate to Dis.
Goddess of Chaos, Ocean
She is the symbol of the chaos of primordial creation. She is referred to as a woman,  and described as the glistening one. In the second Chaoskampf Tiamat is considered the monstrous embodiment of primordial chaos. Enraged, she also wars upon her husband's murderers, taking on the form of a massive sea dragon. She is then slain by Enki 's son, the storm-god Marduk , but not before she had brought forth the monsters of the Mesopotamian pantheon, including the first dragons, whose bodies she filled with "poison instead of blood". Marduk then forms the heavens and the Earth from her divided body. The Babylonian epic Enuma Elish is named for its incipit : "When above" the heavens did not yet exist nor the earth below, Apsu the freshwater ocean was there, "the first, the begetter", and Tiamat, the saltwater sea, "she who bore them all"; they were "mixing their waters". It is thought that female deities are older than male ones in Mesopotamia and Tiamat may have begun as part of the cult of Nammu , a female principle of a watery creative force, with equally strong connections to the underworld, which predates the appearance of Ea-Enki. Harriet Crawford finds this "mixing of the waters" to be a natural feature of the middle Persian Gulf , where fresh waters from the Arabian aquifer mix and mingle with the salt waters of the sea.
Tiamat is a personification of the primordial sea from which the gods were first created. Tiamat's exact functions as a goddess are difficult to establish. As her name indicates see below , she was a deification of the primordial sea. But when she is later pressured by the lower gods to revenge him, she herself becomes the main antagonist of the story, creating an army of monsters led by her new consort, Qingu. She is ultimately defeated by Marduk , who incapacitates her with his "Evil Wind" and then kills her with an arrow. Marduk splits her in two, creating heaven and earth from her body, the Tigris and Euphrates from her eyes, mist from her spittle, mountains from her breasts and so on.
Tiamat i s a primordial Babylonian goddess of the ocean and personification of chaos. She gave birth to the first generation of gods, and later, she was killed by the storm god, Marduk. From her divided body came the heavens and the Earth.