When the sky above was not named,
And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name,
And Absû, the primeval wisdom of oceans, who begat them,
And chaos, Tiamat, the mother of them both,
Their waters were mingled together,
And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen;
When of the gods none had been called into being.
Ceramic glaze tiled niche in Seljuq Mosque Esrefoglu Camii in Beysehir, Turkey. With the end of the Seljuq Empire in the 14th century, the Ottoman Empire took over some of the traditions of the Seljuqs, especially in the early stages of İznik pottery.