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by A. A. Macdonell, 1893,
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Nataraj ed., 1st in 2006, 2012

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Sarama : the divine bitch

-- UKT 131201, 140828

Hindu mythology is full of divine animals, such as cattle and dogs: Sarama is a divine bitch.

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarama 140828

In Hindu mythology, Sarama सरम saramā; Tamil: Carapai; Thai: Trichada; Malay: Marcu Dewi) is a mythological being referred to as the bitch of the gods, or Deva-shuni (देव-शुनी, devashunī). She first appears in one of Hinduism's earliest texts, the Rig Veda, in which she helps the god-king Indra to recover divine cows stolen by the Panis, a class of demons. This legend is alluded to in many later texts, and Sarama is often associated with Indra. The epic Mahabharata, and some Puranas, also make brief reference to Sarama.

Early Rig-Vedic works do not depict Sarama as canine, but later Vedic mythologies and interpretations usually show her as a bitch. She is described as the mother of all dogs, in particular of the two four-eyed brindle dogs of the god Yama, and dogs are given the matronymic Sarameya ("offspring of Sarama"). One scripture further describes Sarama as the mother of all wild animals.

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