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Picture of the Indian Fire God AGNI from our Indian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Indian Fire God

Vedic God of Fire, Messenger Boy and Deity of Renewal

He certainly looks the part, with fiery red skin and coal-black eyes. He has seven sparking tongues of flame, three legs and also rides a ram — presumably side-saddle.

AGNI is a bright young spark who symbolizes the fiery rebirth of each new day — either a reference to the blazing dawn or an expression of relief that the campfire didn’t blow out in the night.

To keep him aflame, holy maidens twirl a wooden fire drill to ignite and re-incarnate him on a daily basis. We have no idea if there are any holy Zippo lighters.

He is also an unexpectedly sexy deity who can spark up your love life, so give him a try if you need a little extra fire.


Name : AGNI
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : deity

In charge of : Fire
God of : Fire

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index : 10134

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Article last updated on 28 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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