Meaning: “Possesing drops of rain”
Gender: Male
Pronunciation: IHN-druh
Origin: Sanskrit and Indian
Other forms of the name: N/A

Indra is the Hindu God of war, the sky, and storms. He is basically the Hindu version of Zeus and is often up to no good, just like Zeus. He is described as being totally gold with yellow hair, he also rides a three headed elephant called Airavata. In the Rig-Veda it says:

“He under whose supreme control are horses, all chariots, the villages, and cattle;
He who gave being to the Sun and Morning, who leads the waters, He, O men, is Indra.”

He has a chariot which is drawn by ten thousand horses and his kingdom is near Mt. Meru. Indra is the King of the Gods and controls the elements Varuna (Water), Surya (Sun), and Agni (Fire). In Hindu mythology a rainbow is called “Indra’s Bow” as he is often carrying one. Indra is also a bit like Jesus, as the Rigveda states:

“Indra, you lifted up the outcast who was oppressed, you glorified the blind and the lame.”

Indra is definitly an unsual choice but it does have the adorable Indy as a nickname which could make more usable. What do you think?

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