Vyasa

Hindu - A god of wisdom. An incarnation of Vishnu, some say. Son of Parashara and Satyavati. Half-brother of Santhanu, some say. Father of Dhartarashthra by Ambika. Father of Pandu by Ambalika. He is said to have written the Vedas and the Puranas and The Mahabharata, which, it is said, he dictated to Ganesha. He was said to have been extremely ugly but when the two sons of Santanu died childless, he performed his duty to give their widows, Ambalika and Ambika, children. Identified as Vyasa, Dvaipayana, Dvaipayana, Krishna Dvaipayana, Krishna Dvaipayana, Vedavyasa, Vedavyasa, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai, Jagannath, 'gatherer', 'gatherer', (Krishna) Dvaipayana, (Krishna) Dvaipayana, Javanese Abiasa or Javanese Abiasa.

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