Hindu Mythology

The colorful deities and demons of India...

GARUDA

Hindu Bird God

Picture of the Hindu Bird God Garuda from our Hindu mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Phoenixy flying mount of Vishnu

He is a strange golden beast, like a phoenix which has been working out for a while and now looks very muscular and butch.The red wings are a very tasteful yet practical accessory. Just the thing for a deity like Vishnu who cares about his appearance.

Garuda seems to have a snake phobia. He can’t stand the slithery things. Luckily he is well-equipped for dealing with serpents — he has eagle’s head, wings and talons.

This is very useful for Vishnu who can ride around on Garuda in glorious pomp without fear of serpent attack.

Garuda Facts and Figures

Name: Garuda
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Birds
Area of expertise: Birds

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 801

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Article last revised on September 22, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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