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Anu(ā`no͞o), ancient sky god of Sumerian origin, worshiped in Babylonian religion. The son of Apsu (the underworld ocean) and Tiamat (primeval chaos), Anu was king of the great triad of gods, which included the earth god Enlil and the water god Ea.
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Irish goddess of fecundity. [Irish Folklore: Briggs, 9]
(An) Babylonian god of heaven. [Babyl. Myth.: Benét, 41]
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