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SHITALA

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.

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Article last updated on 18 January 2010
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT SHITALA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : SHITALA
Location : India
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 125

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