Not to be confused with Tiamat from IDW Comics

Tiamat[2] is a giant five headed dragon-like demon and eternal enemy of Marduk, Babylonian god of the city.


Tiamat fought Marduk for centuries in Babylon, Athens, Rome, Peking (Beijing), Paris, and London. Marduk thought he lost Tiamat in ancient China.[3] However, shortly after Marduk appeared in New York, Tiamat appeared in Central Park. It was vaporized by the Ghostbusters after a long battle utilizing both proton streams and a proton cannon atop the Ecto-1. Egon theorized Tiamat and Marduk were in an ecto symbiosis, one couldn't exist without the other.[4] After Tiamat vanished, Marduk shape shifted into a police officer and left the scene without the Ghostbusters' knowledge.

Based on Mythology

According to Babylonian mythology, Tiamat represents chaos and is a primal goddess of the ocean.


Based on mythology, it appears Tiamat is a Deity and could be one of the primal gods alongside Gozer, Proteus, and Necksa.


See Also


The Real Ghostbusters


  1. Marsha Goodman (1986). Episode Call Sheet and SAG Report - "I Am the City" (1986).
  2. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "I Am the City" (1987) (DVD ts. 08:33-08:36). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Marduk had an eternal adversary, a giant five headed dragon named Tiamat."
  3. Marduk (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "I Am the City" (1987) (DVD ts. 16:10-16:12). Time Life Entertainment. Marduk says: "I lost him in ancient China."
  4. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "I Am the City" (1987) (DVD ts. 20:53-20:56). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "I suppose they couldn't exist without each other. Ecto symbiosis."



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