Dad a king, mum the River Ganges. He would have been the eighth child except that she had drowned all the rest, and then tuned herself into total water. The king married again with the agreement that Bhîshma relinquished any claims to the throne and never had children.
Then what happens, Bhîshma takes on tutoring for both Pandavas and Kauravas, teaching military skills. This encourages them to beat hell out of each other as they grow up.
Bhîshma Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: War
Area of expertise: War
Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 802
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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders