He is half-fish and half-deity, which is very handy as he guards the lake leading to the Underworld realm of Patal. In case you were wondering, his top half is a monkey and his bottom half is the fishy bit.
During one exciting episode, monkey hero Hanuman attempted to visit Patal, the Thai Underworld. It was guarded by Matchanu who simply would not let him in. One thrilling fight scene later, a tired Hanuman asked who he was fighting.
“My son!” cried Hanuman.
“Daddy!” cried Matchanu. What a surprise!
Er, sorry. We just gave away the plot twist. Sorry about that.
After an emotional reunion, Matchanu gave his father all the help he needed to enter the Underworld, showing him the secret entrance via the inside of a lotus flower.
Matchanu Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Machanu, Macchanu, มัจฉานุ
Area or people: Thailand
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Guarding
Area of expertise: Guardian
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on May 05, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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