Hariti

Buddhist - A child-snatching demon, goddess of plagues. Consort of Kubera or Panchika. Mother of Pingala and the Yakshas. This female demon ate the children she stole until Buddha hid her own son, Pingala, so persuading her to change her ways when she became Ananda, protectress of all children. Sometimes referred to as Hariti, Ananda, Ananda, 'bliss', Chinese Ho-li Ti, Chinese Ho-li Ti, Kishi Bojin, Japanese Kishi Bojin, Japanese Kishi Bojin or Ho-li Ti.

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