Hindu - A tyrant. Son of Ayus. He took over as ruler of the earth in the absence of Indra but neglected his duties in favour of pleasure. When he kicked Agastis (or, some say, Brighu) in the head, the seer threw him out of heaven and turned him into a snake, a condition from which he was liberated by Yuhisthira. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Nahusha, Nahusa or Nahusa.

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