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[ah-noo n-nah-kee]
noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. various unnamed Sumerian deities who constituted the divine assembly presided over by An and Enlil and of whom seven were judges in the afterworld.
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Historical Examples

  • He designates the Igigi as belonging to heaven, the Anunnaki as belonging to the earth.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

    Morris Jastrow

  • Mammitu, goddess; M. and Anunnaki determine death and life, 493.

  • The Anunnaki, wishing to give an expression of their admiration for Marduk's heroism, decided to build him a shrine or temple.

  • The minor spirits of earth (Anunnaki) are not much spoken of except in a body, as a sort of host or legion.


    Znade A. Ragozin

  • At an earlier period five represented a numerical magnitude, and hence the Anunnaki are at times regarded as a group of five.