Ganesha is monster #62 from the Series 2 figures.
The orange variation of this monster is very rare and was only obtainable through a Spaghetti O's promotion. This monster also seems generally rarer than other figures in the series, possibility due to controversey regarding its origin in Indian religious views.
True Myth / Traditionally Legend / Original Fiction:
Ganesha also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India and Nepal. Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.
Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his distinct iconography.
Ganesha emerged as a distinct deity in the 4th and 5th centuries CE, during the Gupta Period, although he inherited traits from Vedic and pre-Vedic precursors. He was formally included among the five primary deities of Smartism (a Hindu denomination) in the 9th century. A sect of devotees called the Ganapatya arose, who identified Ganesha as the supreme deity. The principal scriptures dedicated to Ganesha are the Ganesha Purana, the Mudgala Purana, and the Ganapati Atharvashirsa.
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Species: Humanoid / Animal
Born: More than 3000 years ago
Size: 2.40 meters tall and weights 225 kilograms
Habitat: The Indian jungle
This strange creature possesses among other qualities, the ability to control the destiny of others. So, those who treat him well have exceptional luck and those who have been bad with this sensitive being end up living in misery.
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