Ansar, Mesopotamian (Babylonian-Akkadian), was a primordial deity that was mentioned in the Babylonian creation myth Enuma Elis as one of a pair of offspring (with Kisar) of Lahmu and Lahamu, and who in turn created Anu. Ansar is linked with heaven while Kisar is identified with earth. A.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 18