Gandharva

Hindu - A celestial archer. He was given the divine drink, soma, for safe-keeping but Agni, in the form of a hawk, seized it. (se also Krsanu) In some accounts, referred to as Gandharva, Krsanu or Krsanu.
Hindu - One of a group of fertility spirits. Offspring of Brahma or Kashyapa. These beings, who live in the sky, are said to be skilled in medicine and have power over women. Their description varies from shaggy half man, half animal, to beautiful singers and musicians. Some accounts equate them with the Greek Centaurs. Sometimes called Gandharva, Krsanu or Krsanu.
Hindu - One of a race of hill people referred to in the Mahabharata. Sometimes identified as Gandharva, Krsanu or Krsanu.
Hindu - One of the singers and dancers. Providing entertainment in Svarga, Indra's heaven: fertility spirits. It was said that these 6,333 minor deities could assume any shape they wished. One of their main functions was to prepare soma for the gods to drink. The chief Gandharva was Chitratha. Sometimes known as Gandharva, Krsanu or Krsanu.

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