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SATARUPA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] 'The hundred-formed.' The first woman.

According to one account she was the daughter of Brahma, and from their incestuous intercourse the first Manu, name Swayambhuva, was born.

Another account makes her the wife, not the mother, of Manu.

The account given by Manu is that Brahma divided himself into two parts, male and female, and from them sprang Manu.

She is also called Savitri.

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