Thai Mythology

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PHRA SAO

Thai Bad Luck God

Also known as พระเสาร์

Thai God of Grumpiness and Misfortune

He is the planet Saturn, which, as usual in these cases, gives him a stormy and unpredictable nature. He is grouchy, grumpy and grinchy — not to mention extremely irritable.

Phra Sao is basically your typical miserable curmudgeon with super powers. He will rain on your parade, crash your computer and fill your pockets with holes. If you stub your toe or drop your ice cream, it is probably his fault. What a meanie.

However, all is not totally lost. He likes a prayer or two when your Zodiac sign pops up. A sacrifice also might not come amiss — especially if you have received an abundance of birthday gifts.

You don’t want to cross him, but if possible cosset him. It may take enormous effort, but if you can get him on your side he may ask his wife Ananta Thewi to sprinkle a little good fortune your way while he causes woe and misery to your adversaries.

Phra Sao’s favorite color is purple and his special day is Saturday. Wear something purple at the weekend, just in case he is watching.

Phra Sao Facts and Figures

Name: Phra Sao
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: พระเสาร์

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

In charge of: Bad Luck
Area of expertise: Misfortune

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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