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KADRU. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A daughter of Daksha, and one of the thirteen that were married to Kasyapa.

She was mother of "a thousand powerful many-headed serpents, the chief amongst whom were Sesha, Vasuki, .... and many other fierce and venomous serpents."

The Vishnu Purana, from which this is taken, names twelve, the Vayu Purana forty. Her offspring bear the metronymic Kadraveya.

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