Matsya

Hindu - The first incarnation of Vishnu, as a fish. In this form, he saved Vaivasvata (Manu), the progenitor of mankind, from the flood by advising him on how to build a ship and then towing it to safety. He also killed the demon Hayagriva when he tried to steal the Vedas from the sleeping Brahma. Sometimes identified as Matsya, Matsya-avatara, Matsya-avatara, Brahma, Brahma, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Astakarna, brahman, Kamalasama, Padma-Nabha, sacred birds, Prajapati, Prajapati, Angiras, Brahma, Brighu, Daksha, Hiranya-garbha, Indra, Kashyapa, Lord of Creation, Lord of Creatures, Lord of Progeny, Manu, Narada, Pitri, Pulashtya, Savitri, Seven Rishis, The, Soma, Tvashtri, Vashishtha or Vishvamitra.

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