Anu (Akkadian: 𒀭𒀭 akkDAN, Anu‹m› or Ilu or An (Sumerian: 𒀭 AN, from 𒀭 an "Sky, Heaven") is the divine personification of the sky, supreme God, and ancestor of all the deities in ancient Mesopotamian religion. Anu was believed to be the supreme source of all authority, for the other gods and for all mortal rulers.
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Quotes about Anu
- Upon the hill of heaven and earth, An spawned the Anuna gods.
- An lifted his head in pride and brought forth a good day.
- Even the gods took fright at the Deluge,
they left and went up to the heaven of Anu,
lying like dogs curled up in the open.