Subrahmanya

Hindu - A minister at the court of Shankha. Husband of Brahmavati. Father of Maitreya. In some accounts, the husband of Brahmavati and father of Maitreya is referred to as Brahmayus. Identified as Subrahmanya, Agneya, Agneya, Karttikeya, Subramanya, Subramanya, Subrahmanya or Subrahmanya.
Hindu - A warrior-god. A form of Karttikeya or Skanda. Son of Agni and Svaha. Brother of Ganesha, some say. He was created by Shiva to kill an asura who was attacking a rishi. By looking into the depths of a lake, Shiva engendered six infants. Parvati embraced the babies and compressed them into one child with six heads. This hero cut the asura in half, using one half to make the peacock which he uses as his vahama. The other half became the cockerel which is one of his symbols. In this form, he was consort of Dewanei and Walliamei. His various symbols include a bow and a cockerel. In some accounts, referred to as Subrahmanya, Agneya, Agneya, Karttikeya, Subramanya, Subramanya, Subrahmanya or Subrahmanya.

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