Kumbhakarna

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  • Indian Indian (culture)
  • Giant Giant (attribute)
  • Deadly Deadly (behaviour)

An eternally hungry Giant from Hindu myth. He feasted on herds of cows, sheep, goats and humans. Kumbhakarna would finish his meal with barrels of wine. He was a religious being and made many sacrifices to the gods. He wished to Brahma for eternal life but the god tricked the Giant into wishing for eternal sleep. He would hibernate all year round except for a few days where he would eat solidly. When Ravana the Demon launched his attack on Rama, the Demon king orders his Demons to wake the Giant by throwing food at it. The Giant soon woke and ate a huge meal. After this he joined the Demons in a battle but was cut down to human size and then decapitated by Rama.

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