INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

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SHITALA

Indian Sickness Goddess

Unpleasant Goddess of Colds, Flu, Smallpox and Disease

She’s known as Mother Cold. Probably because she stands around naked to encourage the chills and shivers. This doesn’t sound very cool to us.

She’s even nastier than her name suggests. And after all these centuries, there still isn’t a cure.

SHITALA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SHITALA
Location : India
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Disease & Sickness
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 90
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Article last updated on 28 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "SHITALA: Goddess of Illness and Disease from Indian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 28 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 September 2014.

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