This scene, the description of the monsters and the installation of Kingu, occurs four times in the 'Epic.'
At their head she places a being Kingu, whom she raises to the dignity of a consort.
Merodach drove on, and at length he drew nigh to the secret lair of Tiamat, and he beheld her muttering with Kingu, her consort.
They try to flee, but he captures them all—including Kingu—without much difficulty and puts them into his great net.
From Kingu's blood Ea fashioned mankind for the service of the gods.
Most important of all, he tears the tablets of fate from Kingu and places them on his breast.
Kingu's associates—the monsters—are terrified at their leader's discomfiture.
Unto Kingu thou hast given the power of Anu to decree fate, because thou art hostile to what is good and loveth what is sinful.
He seized hold of them, and of Kingu their chief, and brought them bound in chains before the throne of his father.
These bore the "merciless, invincible weapon," and were under the command of Kingu, whom Timat calls "her husband."