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Anu, is the creator god, Mesopotamian (Babylonian-Ahhadian), and consort of Antu. Most likely derived from the older deity An, he was featured prevalently in the aktiu festival in Babylon, Uruk, and other cities until the Hellenic period, and possibly as late as 200 BC. Some of Ani's later preeminence was possibly attributed to Zeus and Uranus. A.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 19

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