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Vanara
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"By Hanuman's tail, I will make you pay."

--Sanjay, Monk Disciple of Hanuman

Information
Alternate Names/Spellings
Origins
Alignment Chaotic Neutral, Chaotic Good, Chaotic Evil
Element Aether/Quintessence/Divine Essence, Earth
Species Humanoid (Divine Agent)
Appearance Hairy, simian humanoid...


Origins

The Vanara is one of a race of creatures with origins in Hindu mythology, legend and folklore. They are most famous for their appearance within the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Specifically, they were sired by the gods, under the god Brahma's orders.

Notable Vanara:

-Angada:

-Anjana:

-Gandhamadana:

-Hanuman:

-Kesari:

-Makardhwaja:

-Nala:

-Nila:

-Sugriva:

-Tara:

-Vali:

Their given species name is derived from three possible etymologies: either "vana" ("forest") + "nara(man)" ("belonging to"), meaning "forest-dwelling"; "vana" + "nara" ("man"), meaning "forest man"; or "vav" + "nara", meaning either "is it a man?" or "perhaps it is a man". And the name "Vanara" itself has even been adopted for another word for "monkey".

Appearance

The Vanara looks like a humanoid monkey.

"Namaste, young traveler..."

Behavior

Abilities