Grandfather

Hindu - A name for Bhrama as the source of all. Living things. At times, identified as Grandfather, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Narayana, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Prajapati, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi, Thai Phrom, Queevet, Queevet, Aharaigichi or Grandfather.
South American - A culture hero in Brazil. He was left in charge of some children while their parents were away hunting and took them up to heaven by climbing a tall tree which he then ordered the ants to fell. When the children tried to escape, the ropes they used were too short and they fell to the ground, leaving Grand-father in the sky. He gave the tribe tobacco and extra women. Originally there was only one woman but Grandfather cut her into pieces and when the men returned from hunting, each found a woman in his hut. On occassion, identified as Grandfather, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Narayana, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Prajapati, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi, Thai Phrom, Queevet, Queevet, Aharaigichi or Grandfather.

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