Hindu Mythology

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<a href="/mythology/indra_sky.html">Indra</a> is the supreme deity in Hindu mythology, as well as the storm god and the god of the atmosphere. He was called the "Mighty Lord of the Thunderbolt", "Cloud-Gatherer", and the "Sender of Rain".  He was constantly at war with demons from the underworld or the immoral, fighting an ongoing battle between good and evil.  As a god of war, he was the guardian of the East.  This image (c. 1820) shows Indra on his elephant mount, Airavata.<p><small><em>Image &copy; Trustees of the British Museum</em></small></p>

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