- Indian (culture)
- Flying (attribute)
- Reptilian (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
A three-headed Dragon of Hinduism that brings drought and is thus in constant battle with the rain god Indra. Vishnu interrupted this fight and said that they should not fight each other with weapons that are wet nor dry, not made of iron, stone or wood and not at night or at day. Indra found Vritra at twilight when it is neither night nor day and used a spear made of lightning and decapitated Vritra when he was entering the waters.
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