At an earlier period five represented a numerical magnitude, and hence the Anunnaki are at times regarded as a group of five.
He designates the Igigi as belonging to heaven, the Anunnaki as belonging to the earth.
The distinction between Anunnaki and the Igigi is not sharply maintained in the religious literature.
The Anunnaki, wishing to give an expression of their admiration for Marduk's heroism, decided to build him a shrine or temple.
Naturally not all of the gods are meant,—perhaps only the Anunnaki,—for the great gods dwell in heaven.
The minor spirits of earth (Anunnaki) are not much spoken of except in a body, as a sort of host or legion.
Thy strong command is proclaimed on earth, and the Anunnaki kiss the ground.
At times the Igigi alone are mentioned, but generally the Igigi and Anunnaki appear in combination.
Mammitu, goddess; M. and Anunnaki determine death and life, 493.
The very insistence with which help is claimed against the Anunnaki shows how much their power was dreaded.