Definition: An, a sky god, and Ninhursag were probably the progenitors of the other gods in the Sumerian pantheon. An's wife may have been Nammu. He is sometimes shown as a jackal. An was the oldest of the Sumerian gods and is called Anu by the Akkadians. He is first in the trinity of gods, Anu, Bel and Ea.
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Also Known As: Anu