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Anu is the father and first, king of the gods, a sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, who dwells in the highest heavenly regions. Where he judges those who had committed crimes, and that he had created the stars as soldiers to destroy the wicked. His attribute was the royal tiara, most times decorated with two pairs of bull horns.

He had several consorts, the foremost being Ki, Nammu, and Uras. By Ki he was the father of, among others, the Annuna gods. By Nammu he was the father of, among others, Enki and Ningikuga. By Uras he was the father of Nin'insinna. Heaven and earth were once inseparable until Anu and Ki bore Enlil, god of the air, who cleaved heaven and earth in two. An and Ki were, in some texts, identified as brother and sister being the children of Anshar and Kishar. Ki later developed into the Akkadian goddess Antu.

Anu is the deity of city of Uruk and is worshipped in the E-anna temple that has acquired great prominence.  The goddess Inanna of Uruk was orginally his consort.


Greater God

Area of Control: Sky

Alignment : Lawful Neutral

Symbol : A horned cap

Worshipers Alignment : Any

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