INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

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SKANDA

Picture of SKANDA from our Indian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Indian War God

Also known as KARTTIREYA

Hindu War God.

If two heads are better than one, this God is a bit of a Godhead because he has about a dozen.

He also clutches a spear and rides into battle on a peacock at the head of whichever army he is currently supporting. The Peacock of War? How utterly terrifying.

His parents are SHIVA and PARVATI. What on earth were they thinking?

SKANDA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SKANDA
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : War
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KARTTIREYA
Popularity index : 64

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Article last updated on 09 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. "SKANDA: God of War from Indian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 09 Feb. 2013. Web. 25 July 2014.

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