- Indian (culture)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
A human with the head and tail of a Dragon. In a Hindu tale, Rahu went uninvited to a festival where gods were drinking amrita the magical elixir. The sun and the moon saw him there and warned Vishnu of his presence. Vishnu then threw a discus, which beheaded the creature. Rahu had already drunk the elixir of mortality. His head then flew off into the sky and would spend the rest of his time eating away at the moon and eventually eclipsing it only for it to return to full power once more. Rahu is associated with the lunar cycles.
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