Hindu Werewolves

The Black Wolves of Krishna

Krishna himself made from a black body hair of Vishnu, could use his own magic black hair to summon a pack of black wolves.

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  1. Yakshas – servants and warriors of Kubera

    Yakshas dwelled in mounts and forests. They were servants – warriors of the god of wealth Kubera and standed guards together with Rakshasas over his protected gardens near the Kaylas mount and treasures buried in land and mountain caves. According to the Hindu mythology, they often lived in peace and accordance with people, and sometimes even were in a service for them.

    Kubera ruled over highland in the north (Tibet?) the capital of which – the brilliant city Alaka – had been environed with lakes, riched by lotuses and shoals of swans. The palace of Kubera looked like a cloud margined with gold.

    Dual nature of Yakshas

    In the “Mahabharata” the dual nature of Yakshas is mentioned – they were capable of both supports, and offences. They were sometimes called by “itaradzhana” (“other people”) and “punjadzhana” (“pure people”). For the first time this terms was mentioned in the “Atharva Veda”. The Buddhist mythology attributes Yakshas, in particular their female individuals, to the extremely hazardous beings, devouring human meat, sucking a blood of children and torturing men. In mythology of the Vajrayana Yakshinies – terrible demonesses.

    Yakshas – werewolves with nonconstant appearance

    The exterior appearance of Yakshas is inconstant, they, as well as Rakshasas, were capable to werewolfness. Sometimes they were imaged by abominable, gigantic and shapeless monsters with long arms and a monstrous mouth, or furious giants, “strong as one thousand elephants” (Kubera himself was the one-eyed giant with three legs), sometimes – dwarfs with droopy bellies and both short legs and arms, and sometimes – strong and perfect young men, or beautiful and seductive girls with wide hips, a narrow waist, huge eyes and black hair.

  2. Indic
    In the Rig Veda, Rijrsava is blinded by his father as punishment for having given 101 of his family’s sheep to a she-wolf, who in turn prays to the Ashvins to restore his sight. Wolves are occasionally mentioned in Hindu mythology. In the Harivamsa, Krishna, to convince the people of Vraja to migrate to Vrindavan, creates hundreds of wolves from his hairs, which frighten the inhabitants of Vraja into making the journey.Bhima, the voracious son of the god Vayu, is described as Vrikodara, meaning “wolf-stomached”.

    • ”Happily roaming there, the two of us shall always behold Mount Govardhan, the lovely river Kalindi and Bhandira, the king of trees. There we should have our herdscamp! We must abandon this useless forest! Let us do something that will cause the camp to come together, if you don’t mind.”
      After the intelligent Vasudeva has spoken in this way, and as he kept reflecting, hundreds of blood, flesh and fat-eating creatures appeared. They rushed forth from the haird of his body: everywhere, hundreds of dreadful, dangerous wolves. Great panic spread among the cowherds when they saw the wolves rushing at cows, calves, men and women alike. To thei terror, some wolves formed packs of five or ten, some came in troops of twenty or thirty, while yet others counted up to a hundred. Because they had issued forth from Krishna’s own body, all the wolves had his blackish complexion and bore the mark of shrivatsa
      The entire camp was devastated. No one could cross the river ot go out to get anything from the forest. In this way the wolves, fierce like tigers in their attaks, forced the community to suspent its activities and stay in one spot.
      Seeing this, the men and women of the herds-camp resolved: “We cannot remain here. Let us move to another great forest that is auspicious and delightful, and will give only pleasure to our cows.”
      “We spend our nights in fear of there howling wolves, who have protruding teeth, wipping jaws and blackish faces, and whose limbs are of a smokey, dark red color!”
      The elders decided to move the camp to Vrindavan. The camp was laid our in the shape of a half moon.

    • The symbol on the werewolves of Krishna, Srivatsa is an ancient symbol of India and it means “beloved of Sri”.
      Where Sri is the goddess of wealth, love, prosperity, fortune, and the embodiment of beauty… Lakshmi.
      It is also a symbol. Sri/Shri usually translated as “Holy”.
      Hope I helped.

  3. Hi, i wanted to know a little more about the mention of wolves in the Hindu culture for research purposes can someone recommend books, sites other places i can find information ?

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