Mesopotamian - A Babylonian lion-headed storm bird. Zu (or Imdugud) once stole the Tablets of Destiny, originally belonging to Tiamat, from Enlil, threatening to become supreme ruler of the world, but Lugalbanda found Zu's nest and recovered the tablets. In some accounts, the tablets were recovered by Marduk, in others by Ninurta. In some references, referred to as Zu, Anzu, Anzu, Imdugud, Imdugud, Imgug, Ninurta, Erin-bird or Erin-bird.

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