Apsu, Mesopotamian (Babylonian-Akkadian) was god of primeval waters; derived from Sumerian¬†Abzu. As described in the Babylonian creation epic,¬†Enuma Elis, Apsu is killed while sleeping with¬†Enki, who establishes his abode above the deeps. Apsu’s death starts the forces in the cosmic war between¬†Marduk¬†and¬†Tiamat.¬†A.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 22