22 terms

Unit 5 Names/Deites

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Varuna
Aryan; sky, creator god
Indra
Aryan; god of storms and agriculture
Agni
Aryan; god of fire
Chandra
Aryan; god of moon and fertility
Brahma
Hindu; creator god
Vishnu
Hindu; the preserver (4 heads)
Shiva
Hindu; the destroyer (trident)
Ganesh
Hindu; god of wisdom (elephant head)
Kali
Hindu; goddess of death and vengeance, and mother god (jewelry of body parts)
Lakshmi
Hindu; wife of Vishnu, goddess of good fortune and wealth (lotus flower)
Hanuman
Hindu; god of courage and heroism (monkey)
Siddharthma Gautama
created Buddhism, Buddha
Valmiki
author of the Ramayana
Chandragupta Maurya
created the Mauryan empire/dynasty
Chandragupta I
created the Gupta Dynasty
Asoka
India's greatest ruler
Babur
created the Mogul Empire
Tamurlane
Mongol invader
Kalidasa
wrote plays
Susruta
doctor who promoted cleanliness before operations
Shah Jihan
built Taj Mahal
Harsha
set up small empire in NE India