Adharma (unrighteousness) In Hindu mythology, a son of the god Brahma. He personified unrighteousness or vice, being called “the destroyer ...
Adi In Hindu mythology, a son of Adharma. He tried to avenge his father’s death at the hands of Shiva ...
Agneyastra In Hindu mythology, a fire weapon given to Agnivesa, the son of Agni, the fire god. He then gives ...
Akupera (tortoise, turtle) In Hindu mythology, the name of the tortoise on which the earth is sometimes said to be ...
Ashura Also known as: Asuras Origin: India The Ashuras are spirits from India who are the hostile rivals of the ...
Bharata In Hindu mythology, the name of an Aryan tribal group prominent in early vedic times; also a king devoted ...
Bhima (the terrible) In the Hindu epic poem The Mahabharata, a hero, second of the five Pandu brothers. Bhima, the ...
Bhishma (the terrible) In the Hindu epic poem The Mahabharata, a hero, commanderin-chief of the Kauravas in the war with ...
Bhrigu In Hindu mythology, a Prajapati, a son of the god Brahma, sent by the priests to test the characters ...
Bhuta In Hindu mythology, a ghost, imp, or goblin. Bhutas are malignant and haunt crematoria, lurk in trees, animate dead ...
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churning of the ocean In Hindu mythology, term used for the cosmic struggle between the Demons and gods over the ...
Chyavana In Hindu legend, a sage, opponent of Indra, restored to youth by the twin gods, the Aswins. The Rig-Veda, ...
Dadhyanch (Dadhica, Dadhicha) In Hindu mythology, a sage who was taught certain sciences by Indra but was not allowed to ...
Daityas In Hindu mythology, giants who inhabit Patala, the lowest region of the underworld. They warred against the gods and ...
Daksha (able) In Hindu mythology, a Prajapati, one of the sons of the god Brahma; he sprang from his father’s ...
Dambhodbhava In the Hindu epic poem The Mahabharata, a king who was punished for his pride. Dambhodbhava had an overweening ...
Danavas In Hindu mythology, giants who warred against the gods. They are descendants of Danu by the sage Kasyapa, and ...
Deva In Hindu and Buddhist mythology, a term for a deity or divine being, from the Sanskrit root div, to ...
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