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.
Agni Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Fire
Area of expertise: Fire
Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1862
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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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