Lahamu

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Lahamu (also Lakhamu or Lachos) was the first-born daughter of Tiamat and Abzu in Akkadian mythology. With her brother Lahmu she is the mother of Anshar and Kishar, who were in turn parents of the first gods. Lahamu is sometimes seen as a serpent, and sometimes as a woman with a red sash and six curls on her head. It is suggested that the pair were represented by the silt of the sea-bed.

She and her brother/husband are never mentioned separately.

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Michael Jordan, Encyclopedia of Gods, Kyle Cathie Limited, 2002