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Also known as AN

Top Sky God, Lord of Heaven and Supreme Manager of all the other Gods

His parentage depends on whether you are Sumerian or Babylonian. It could be APSU and TIAMAT or ANSHAR and KISHAR. Whoever. He himself had two sons, EA and ENLIL, and they all played dice to decide who did what. EA won the Sea, ENLIL the Land and ANU was left with the Sky.

Then they decided the Universe would make a good prize. This was a mistake as MARDUK, landlord of the Sun at that time, took objection and chopped ANU to bits.

So ANU became a bit of a nonentity, and as no-one knew which bits to bribe, he was used as a God of Judgment. Not that anyone took much notice. It was easier to roll dice.

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Article last updated on 30 April 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Name : ANU
Area or people : Sumer, Babylon
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : AN
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