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(Hindu Deity)JATAYU

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Vahana (Vehicle) :

Rickety old demi-god in the form of a vulture and son of the suns charioteer, Aruna.

He fought valiantly but unsuccesfully against the younger and fitter Ravana during the 'kidknapp Sita' scandal, losing his wings in the process.

Apparently his brother Sampaati also lost his wings when they were young vultures. Jatayu was flying a little too close to the sun so his brother spread his wings to protect him and got them burned off.

Now they're both wingless birds. What a pair!
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Siblings : Sampaati
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'JATAYU' - Indian entry : 06 May 2007
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