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Gandaberunda Bird - Strength & Magnificence The Gandaberunda is a mythological bird (Gun-da-bae-rundaa, with its origins from the language Kannada spoken in Karnataka state of South India).

Ancient religious Hindu texts (Vishnu Puranas) annotate the Gandaberunda to be a personification of Lord Vishnu - the Mediator (one of the three primary Gods in Hinduism, the other two being Brahma - the Creator, and Shiva - the Destroyer).

This mythical bird formed the royal emblem of the Wodeyaar Kings of the princely state of Mysore, in Karnataka.

Shown with two heads and beaks, connected to one body the Gandaberunda is believed to possess unimaginable strength. Several depictions have been found in Indian texts and historic art portraying the bird as carrying an elephant in each of its talons and beaks (just imagine the size of the bird!!!)

Also see Ziz and Roc

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Anonymous mermaids 0 Jul 3 2012, 7:13 AM EDT by Anonymous
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I've seen a mermaid at the seesayd yesterday.
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I need an Indain shapeshfter that is as evil as possible. It does not have to be big just really as bad as possible for a work of fiction. The human form is a beautiful teenager incredibley wealthy who is a spoiled as you can imagine. I need a name andit can be fiction but it has to look Indian, not american indian but India Indian
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Anonymous Gandaberunda and Roc 2 Jul 30 2011, 1:55 PM EDT by Anonymous
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It sounds the same as a Roc, accept it has 2 heads, am I correct?
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