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In Hinduism, Karttikeya is either a son of Agni and Svaha or Ganga, or Shiva and Parvati. He is the god of masculinity, war and leader of the armies of the gods.

In art, he is depicted as having six heads, twelve arms and twelve legs. He rides a peacock and wields a bow and arrow in battle.

Alternative: Skanda, Muruhan, Subramanya, Kartikeya

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