Dowson's Classical Dictionary
of Hindu Mythology] Son
of the Manu Vaivaswata. At his birth he was a female, Ila, but was afterwards
changed into a male and called Sudyumna. Under the curse of Siva he
again became Ila, who married Budha or Mercury, and was mother of Pururavas.
By favour of Vishnu the male form was again recovered, and Sudyumna became
the father of three sons. This legend evidently has reference to the
origin of the Lunar race of kings.
Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D.
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