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.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 451
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