Rudra

Hindu - The robber-god, god of cattle, physicians, song, storms, winds. One of the 8 forms of Agni. Son of Prajipati and Ushas. Husband of Aditi, Diti, Gauri, Prisni or Rudrani. Father of the Maruts by Diti. Father of Kartikkeya, some say. Some say that he was born from Brahma's forehead, others that he was the son of Ushas by her four brothers. His sons were the Maruts (Rudras) and in some versions his wife, their mother, was Prisni. He was the embodiment of the terrible aspects of nature, eating the flesh of the dead and drinking their blood. In some accounts, he is equated with Agni, in others he is regarded as an aspect of Shiva. In the Buddhist version, the gods sent Vajrapani who killed this monster. On occassion, identified as Rudra, Agni, Agni, Agni-Yavishta, Agnis, Abhimani, Agni Yavis(h)ta, Asani, Bhava, Garuda, Grihaspati, Ishana, Jatavedas, Lord of the House, Mahadeva, Narasamsa, Pashupati, Pavaka Pramanthi, Pramati, Sarva, Surya, Tanunapat, Trita, Ugra, Vaicnavara, Grahapati, Bhava, Bhava, existent, Shiva, Boar of the Sky, Boar of the Sky, Rudra, Lord of the Mountains, Lord of the Mountains, Rudra, Shambhu, Shambhu, Rudra, Shiva, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.
Jain - One of a group of gods of the underworld. A type of Gana. These beings torture the wicked dead by jabbing them with spears. Occasionally identified as Rudra, Agni, Agni, Agni-Yavishta, Agnis, Abhimani, Agni Yavis(h)ta, Asani, Bhava, Garuda, Grihaspati, Ishana, Jatavedas, Lord of the House, Mahadeva, Narasamsa, Pashupati, Pavaka Pramanthi, Pramati, Sarva, Surya, Tanunapat, Trita, Ugra, Vaicnavara, Grahapati, Bhava, Bhava, existent, Shiva, Boar of the Sky, Boar of the Sky, Rudra, Lord of the Mountains, Lord of the Mountains, Rudra, Shambhu, Shambhu, Rudra, Shiva, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

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