Anu (An)

Sacred number: 60
Anu is the sky god. He is the supreme ruler of all the gods. His symbol is the horned cap.

Mesopotamian myths tell the story of how the earth was separated from heaven at the beginning of time. In these myths, heaven becomes Anu's home.

Anu controls shooting stars, called 'kishru'. Anu is also in charge of the Bull of Heaven who can be sent to earth to avenge the gods.

Although Anu is an important Mesopotamian god, there are no known pictures of him.


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