|“||The eyes, once bleached by falling stars of utmost revelation, will forever see the faint insight drawn by the overwhelming question, as only the True Enquiry shapes the edge of thought. The rest is vulgar fiction, attempts to impose order on the consensus mantlings of an Uncaring Godhead.||„|
|~ Waking Dreams of a Starless Sky|
Anu is the unconscious and featureless Concept of Stasis, and the mirror-opposite of Padomay, the disembodied Concept of Change. It is the quintessencial force of order and stability, with all possibility, shape and definition being born from its interplay with Padomay, which acts as the primordial chaotic force. Anu is a wholly impersonal idea, devoid of all consciousness and cognition, and thus incapable of perceiving itself and reality around it. Therefore, so that Anu might know itself, it unconsciously birthed its own subgradient, the ineffable Light of Anui-El, the primordial Embodiment of Existence, Anu's own conscious "soul" and the Soul of All Things.
In truth, however, Anu is more than just the disembodied Concept of Stasis, but rather something of far greater significance to all existence. The abstract representation of Stasis called Anu is in fact merely a fleeting echo of the infinite unconscious mind that Dreams all things into being, the Godhead known simply as ANU. Their distinction is told through metaphor in The Annotated Anuad, a children's religious text which explains the creation of the world in a simplified manner.
The Anuad tells us that originally there were two brothers, Anu and Padomay, who existed alone in a featureless, timeless Void. Through their interplay of Light (IS) and Darkness (IS-NOT) a third being is created, Nir (The Grey Maybe), the feminine creative principle and the origin of all possibility. Anu and Nir fall in love with each other, and she becomes pregnant with his seed. However, Padomay also loved Nir, and enraged with her rejection, murders her as she was giving birth to Anu's children. Anu then strikes back at his brother, and murders him in turn. Finally, Anu is left alone, with a broken mind and a grieving heart, and so he hides himself in the Sun, and begins to Dream.
However, the story of the Anuad is both heavily symbolical and extremely simplified, and in no way meant to be taken literally. Whether Anu, Padomay and Nir were actual living beings or merely illustrative metaphors is unknown, and ultimately irrelevant. What is known is that the betrayal of Padomay and the murder of Nir filled Anu with such grief that, descending into a state of cosmic sensory deprivation, he fell into eternal sleep. Through this act, ANU flowered into Amaranth, becoming the Godhead that Dreams the World, anon ANEW AE I.
ANU's Dream is one of mourning, with Nir's Primal Wail - her mutual crying of simultaneous childbirth and death - echoing through every level of existence as a Song, resulting in an endlessly echoing pattern of betrayal, death, and suffering. Within its own Dream, ANU is represented as Anu, the featureless Concept of Stasis, with its brother Padomay representing the opposing Concept of Change. Nir herself is represented as the resulting Grey Maybe between, the Aurbis, literally meaning "Arena" in Ehlnofex, a perfect representation of the love both brothers shared, and killed each other for.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 1-A | High 1-A | 0
Name: Anu (Also called Anui-El, Ahnurr, Satak, Atak, and many other variations) | ANU, The Amaranth, The Godhead, I.
Titles: Anu the Everything, The Source, The Soul of All Things, The Bird, The Light, The Everlasting Ineffable Light, The Hum, IS. | God, The Uncaring Godhead, The Eternal I, ANEW AE I, The First Serpent, The Snake Who Came Before, The Great Root
Origin: The Elder Scrolls
Powers and Abilities:
Beyond-Dimensional Existence (Type 2), Abstract Existence (Type 1), Transduality (Type 3), Large Size (Type 11), Incorporeality, Acausality (Type 5), Reality Warping, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 1), Law Manipulation
All previous powers and abilities on a much greater scale
Attack Potency: High Outerverse level (Anui-El was the first entity to be emanated from Anu, much like its counterpart, Sithis, was to Padomay, being the everlasting and ineffable light of creation that surrounds and exists beyond both the Aurbic World-Egg and the infinite layers of wheels within wheels above it, all of which simply lead back to "the eye of Anui-El." Generated Aka in order for him to act as its soul, and encompasses the original Et'Ada, who are sparks of divinity brought about by the interplay between Anui-El and Sithis, and attested by the Altmeri Monomyth to be simply the former's different forms, intellects and attributes, which stood indistinct and undivided in its essence before the process of subgradiency began) | High Outerverse level (Exists further above Anui-El and Sithis, being the primordial and unconscious concept of stasis itself, of which even Anui-El is simply an emanation, begotten so that Anu might acquire self-awareness. The mirror-opposite of Padomay, with the two forces defining and shaping the Dream of the Godhead in its most primal level) | Boundless (Attained Amaranth, which is the flowering of a statehood beyond CHIM described as "radical freedom, the death of all limits and restrictions," in which an individual empties themselves entirely and becomes the Void at the source of existence, "bereft of anything" and devoid of all language)
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable
Striking Strength: High Outerversal | High Outerversal | Boundless
Durability: High Outerverse level | High Outerverse level | Boundless
Range: High Outerversal | High Outerversal | Boundless.
Standard Equipment: None.
Intelligence: At least Nigh-Omniscient. Holds all of the Et'Ada as being simply facets and unmanifested attributes of itself, described as Anui-El's many "intellects" that stand united in its simple nature | Inapplicable. Anu is fully impersonal and has no true consciousness or sentience, being merely the formless, primal concept of Stasis whose interaction with Change formed the Aurbis. | Inapplicable.
Weaknesses: None Notable.
Key: Anui-El | Anu | ANU the Amaranth
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