Hindu Mythology

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PÛTANÂ

Hindu Demoness

A witchy baby-minder from hell

She was a demoness who tried to make a sucker out of the baby Krishna.

Getting a job as a wet nurse, she put poison on her nipples. Krishna sucked so hard he sucked her inside out, and left nothing but an empty skin.

How the baby chuckled — poison indeed! He had the digestion of an immortal. We hate to think who had the job of changing his nappies.

Pûtanâ Facts and Figures

Name: Pûtanâ
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 587

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

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