Hindu Mythology

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KADRÛ

Hindu Snake Goddess

The Mother of Snakes

She was the Snake Goddess wife of Kasyapa, who also had another wife Vinatâ. There was great jealous rivalry between them. Kadrû asked for a thousand children, and amongst them were Shesha and Vâsuki. Vinatâ asked for just two children, with the stipulation that they must outrank those of Kadrû. The two children were Varuna and Garuda.

Thwarted, Kadrû took to crawling into the wombs of pregnant women who then produced more snakes, or worse, humans with snake-like propensities such as cold-blooded cunning and evil.

This is why we have so many people with these characteristics slithering about the world today. Many seem to go into politics and seek positions of power. For protection against this sort of thing you need Garuda.

Kadrû Facts and Figures

Name: Kadrû
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Snakes
Area of expertise: Snakes

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 810

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

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