Dowson's Classical Dictionary
of Hindu Mythology] 'Horse-necked.'
According to one legend, a Daitya who stole the Veda as it slipped out
of the mouth of Brahma while he was sleeping at the end of a kalpa, and
was killed by Vishnu in the Fish Avatara. According to another, Vishnu
himself, who assumed this form to recover the Veda, which had been carried
off by two Daityas.
Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D.
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