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Antu (goddess)

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Greek mosaic from the island of Kos depicting Urania, Antu's Greek equivalent
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ChildrenThe Anunnaki, the Utukki, Inanna (Epic of Gilgamesh)
Greek equivalentUrania

In Akkadian mythology, Antu or Antum is a Babylonian goddess. She was the first consort of Anu, and the pair were the parents of the Anunnaki and the Utukki. Antu was a dominant feature of the Babylonian akit festival until as recently as 200 BC. Antu was replaced as consort by Ishtar or Inanna, who may also be a daughter of Anu and Antu. She is similar to Anat.

The Akkadians believed that clouds were Antu's breasts and that rain was her breast milk.[1]


  1. Nemet-Nejat 1998, p. 182.
  • Jordan, M. (2002). Encyclopedia of Gods, Kyle Cathie Limited.