Antu (goddess)

In Akkadian mythology, Antu or Antum (Akkadian:𒀭𒌈) is a Babylonian goddess. She was the first consort of Anu, and the pair were the parents of the Anunnaki and the Utukki.

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ChildrenThe Anunnaki, the Utukki, Inanna (Possibly)
Greek equivalentHera, Dione,[1] Gaia[2]
Roman equivalentJuno, Tellus[2]

Antu was a later development of Ki, an earlier Sumerian earth goddess.[3] She was also conflated with Kishar.[4]

According to the Akkadian pantheon, clouds were Antum's breasts and rain was her breast milk.[3]


  1. ^ Burkert 2005, p. 300.
  2. ^ a b "Cronus and Zeus".
  3. ^ a b Nemet-Nejat 1998, p. 182.
  4. ^ Brisch, Nicole (2012). "Anšar and Kišar (god and goddess)". Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses. Oracc and the UK Higher Education Academy. Retrieved 19 June 2013..