This demon—half man and half bird—stole the "Tablet of Destinies" from Enlil and hid them on a mountaintop.

However, the Anzu character does appear more briefly in some other writings, as noted below.

Regarding this, Charles Penglase writes that "Ham is the Chaldean Anzû, and both are cursed for the same allegorically described crime," which parallels the mutilation of Uranus by Cronus and of Set by Horus.

De bewakingsbeelden van een tankstation in Rio laten zien wat er echt gebeurde toen de Amerikaanse zwemmers daar zaterdagnacht waren.

Ze beweerden daar beroofd te zijn, maar dat is niet het geval.

Anzu also appears in the story Inanna and the huluppu tree [2], which is part of the Akkadian story of Gilgamesh in the section called Gilgamec, Enkidu and the nether world.

[1] Anzu appears in the Sumerian Lugalbanda and the Anzud Bird (also called: The Return of Lugalbanda).

According to one text, Marduk killed the bird; in another, it died through the arrows of the god Ninurta.

Anu ordered the other gods to retrieve the tablet, even though they all feared the demon.

He was conceived by the pure waters of the Apsu and the wide Earth, or as son of Siris.

MI-mušen), also known as Imdugud, is a lesser divinity or monster in several Mesopotamian religions.

The shorter Old Babylonian version was found at Susa. Also in Babylonian myth, Anzû is a deity associated with cosmogeny.

Full version in Dalley, page 222 and at The Epic of Anzû, Old Babylonian version from Susa, Tablet II, lines 1-83, read by Claus Wilcke The longer Late Assyrian version from Nineveh is most commonly called "The Myth of Anzu". Anzû is represented as stripping the father of the gods of umsimi (which is usually translated "crown" but in this case, as it was on the seat of Bel, it refers to the "ideal creative organ").