Hindu - A king of bears. He existed in the time before the Churning of the Ocean and it was he who had thrown into the sea the herbs that made amrita. In later years, he helped Rama in his struggle with Ravana. He also killed the lion which held the light of the sun in a ruby and refused to give the gem to Krishna who wanted it. It was only after they had fought for many days that Jambavan realised that he was fighting a god and immediately yielded the stone, adding the hand of his daughter, Jambavati, for good measure. Also known as Jambavan, Jambavat or Jambavat.

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