The demon in Mesopotamian myth who became the second consort of the goddess Tiamat, after her first consort Apsu had been slain. She gave him the Tablets of Destiny and intended to make him lord of the gods. He was killed by the young god Marduk who took the Tablets and fastened them to his chest. He killed Kingu and created mankind from his blood. Kingu plays an important part in the creation epic Enuma elish.