Originally posted by VoidSpiritCounterfeits designed to deceive.
marduk was the macho god of the babylonians. became king of the gods through his valor and is imaged with thunderbolt-weapons, something later adopted by the greek god zeus.
as the patron of the babylonians, there is a prophecy that a messiah king will one day arrive on babylon heralding the return of marduk, he will bring salvation to the city and wr ...[text shortened]... k vengeance on babylon's enemies.
a story oft repeated by other wannabe gods at later dates.