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Rudra

[roo d-ruh] /ˈrʊd rə/
noun, Vedic Mythology.
1.
father of the storm gods and controller of the powers of nature.
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Rudra
storm god in Vedic mythology, from Skt. Rudrah, lit. "the howler, roarer," from stem of rudati "weeps, laments, bewails," cognate with L. rudere "to roar, bellow," Lith. rauda "wail, lamentation," O.E. reotan "to wail, lament."
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