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Mordecai



Origin: Persian

Meaning: a form of Marduka, a Persian name  meaning "servant of Marduk", the latter being the chief Babylonian god of heaven, light, battle and fertility, as well as healing. He killed the goddess Tiamat (who was also represented as a dragon) and created the world out of pieces of her body.

It's the name of the cousin and adopted father of Esther, who would later become the queen of Persia.

Variants:
  • Mordechai (Hebrew)
  • Mordikai (English)
  • Mardochaeus (Greek)

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