By Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Jacob W. Grimm

Ralph Manheim, the hugely acclaimed and  prize-winning translator, has rediscovered within the original  German variants of the Grimms' works the  unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral shape during which they  were first recorded.

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In some accounts he is revered as Trita (lightning) and Surya (sun); the three forms are referred to as Tryambaka. Another version says that he was given eight names at birth – Asani, Bhava, Ishana, Mahadeva, Pashupati, Rudra, Sarva and Ugra. In the morning he is Mitra; in the evening, Varuna; as the light of the sky he is Indra; as he crosses the sky he is Savindra. He is depicted as having two or three heads, seven tongues and four hands (or seven arms) and sometimes with a goat’s head, carrying a flaming spear.

In some accounts his wife was known as Mahina and in this version they had two sons, Hema and Puna. Ai-Tojon (see Ajy-Tangara) Ai Tupuai Pacific Islands [‘head-eater’] a goddess of Tahiti daughter of Oro sister of Hoa-Tapu, Maha-Fatu Rau and Toi-Mata She and her sisters accompanied their father in battle. Aiakos (see Aeacus) Aiapaec (see Ai Apaec) Aias (see Ajax) Aiauh (see Chalchihuitlicue) Aibell (see Aiobheall) Aichleach Irish son of Uigreann He is one of the five sons of Uigreann who killed Finn after Finn killed their father.

Arch-demon. Prince of Lies. The Evil One: =Greek Areimanos. Arimanes:=Roman Arimanius] the Zoroastrian evil principle god of darkness In some accounts he and Ahura Mazda are the twin sons of Zurvan. He was envisaged as a black toad and was constantly in opposition to Ahura Mazda, creating ashes where Ahura Mazda had made fire, poison where Ahura Mazda had created a cure, and so on. He is said to have sunk a shaft to the Ai Apaec centre of the earth and there created a hell. This diety killed the primaeval ox and introduced disease and all the other ills of mankind and, in some stories, sent a flood.

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