Anu was a primordial Deity. Anu is always associated with Padomay, his counterpart and brother. The conflict between Anu and Padomay, also known as 'Aurbis', eventually led to the creation of the et'Ada - the Aedra and Daedra. The mingled blood of Anu and Padomay became the Aedra, who are capable of both good and evil. The deities that are on the side of Anu are also referred to as 'Anuic'. In most cultures, Anu is honored for his part of the interplay that creates the world, but Padomay is held in highest esteem because he's the one that caused the conflict. Because the blood of Anu is in every Aedra, they have great affinity for earthly affairs.
Anu goes by many names; Anu, Anu the Everything, Aniel, Ak, Satak, Is. Anu is also perceived of as Order, Light, Perfect Stasis and the Everlasting Ineffable Light.
Gods with an Anuic basis include almost all Aedra and most gods associated with the creation of the world. Jyggalag can also be considered Anuic in some ways.
- Anu is the name of a Gaelic goddess of creation, and shares a name with the Sumerian god of the sky.
- In Old Norse, the word Anu is attested to mean "ancestor" or "forefather".