INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

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RAHU

Indian Eclipse God

Cosmic God of Eclipses

He was an enterprising demon who disguised himself as a God during the great churning and inventing of Amrita and SOMA. He managed to get a good slurp of one of the immortalizing liquids before SURYA and SOMA shouted ‘Oi — you with the claws — what you doing with our cup?’

SHIVA, forever on demon alert, sliced off RAHU’S head, still with liquid in it’s mouth. The body fell to the underworld, as he had not had time to swallow, but the head was already immortal.

RAHU’s head flew up into the sky trailing blood and became a comet, forever grabbing at the Sun and Moon and causing eclipses.

RAHU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : RAHU
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Eclipses
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 106
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Article last updated on 08 February 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "RAHU: God of Eclipses from Indian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 08 Feb. 2013. Web. 28 August 2014.

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