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Adharma

Adharma (unrighteousness) In Hindu mythology, a son of the god Brahma. He personified unrighteousness or vice, being called “the destroyer ...
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Adi

Adi In Hindu mythology, a son of Adharma. He tried to avenge his father’s death at the hands of Shiva ...
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Agneyastra

Agneyastra In Hindu mythology, a fire weapon given to Agnivesa, the son of Agni, the fire god. He then gives ...
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Akupera

Akupera (tortoise, turtle) In Hindu mythology, the name of the tortoise on which the earth is sometimes said to be ...
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Ashura

Ashura Also known as: Asuras Origin: India The Ashuras are spirits from India who are the hostile rivals of the ...
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churning of the ocean

churning of the ocean In Hindu mythology, term used for the cosmic struggle between the Demons and gods over the ...
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Chyavana

Chyavana

Chyavana In Hindu legend, a sage, opponent of Indra, restored to youth by the twin gods, the Aswins. The Rig-Veda, ...
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Dadhyanch

Dadhyanch (Dadhica, Dadhicha) In Hindu mythology, a sage who was taught certain sciences by Indra but was not allowed to ...
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Daityas

Daityas In Hindu mythology, giants who inhabit Patala, the lowest region of the underworld. They warred against the gods and ...
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Gada

Gada In Hindu mythology, the younger brother of Krishna (an incarnation of the god Vishnu). Taken from the Encyclopedia of ...
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Gajasura

Gajasura

Gajasura Elephant of the Asuras Origin: India Ganesha’s head didn’t come from just any old elephant. Gajasura, an elephant Asura, ...
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Gandharvas

Gandharvas Origin: India Wild, rambunctious, male forest spirits, the Gandharvas are the sexy counterparts and companions of the Apsaras. Many, ...
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Garuda

Garuda The Devourer Also known as: Karura (Japanese); Galon (Burmese) Garuda’s mother and the mother of the Nagas shared the ...
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Kabandha

Kabandha In Hindu mythology, an evil goblin slain by Rama. Originally, Kabandha was a good spirit or Gandharva, in the ...
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Kacha

Kacha In the Hindu epic poem The Mahabharata, a man who wanted the power to restore the dead to life ...
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Kadru

Kadru

Kadru Origin: India Kadru is the mother of the Nagas. She has over one-thousand powerful snake-spirit offspring. Her primary myth ...
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Kaliya

Kaliya

Kaliya (black) In Hindu mythology, a serpent king subdued by Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu. Kaliya lived in ...
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Marichi

Marichi

Marichi Goddess of Dawn; Queen of Heaven; The Diamond Sow Also known as: Marici (Sanskrit); Mari shi; Marishiten (Japanese) Classification: ...
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