Hindu Mythology

The colorful deities and demons of India...

AGNI

Hindu Fire God

Picture of the Hindu Fire God Agni from our Hindu mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Vedic God of Fire, Messenger Boy and Deity of Renewal

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

Name: Agni
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Fire
Area of expertise: Fire

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1475

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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