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Yama was a member of the Daevas, an extra-dimensional race of beings worshipped as gods by people of Earth.

Yaamai was a Vendhyan demon-god, and the four-armed god of death and sleep. Using his trident, fire-sword, mace, and noose, he conquered all, except for Asura, a younger god, who defeated and bound him.[3] It remains unclear whether or not Yaamai was another name of Yama (see notes).

Hyborian Age

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Vedic Gods of Ancient India

Yama was the old Vedic god of the dead in ancient India, but he lost the right to claim the spirits of the dead after Hinduism supplanted worship of the Vedic gods.[4]

1870s

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Hindu Gods of India

Interested in claiming in new souls, he bartered a plot with other gods of the dead such as Pluto, Seth, Eriskegal and others from other pantheons to unite their realms, but the plot only served to unleash the primeval entity known as Demogorge. No match for the powerful Elder god, Yama was quickly consumed by it, and Thor from Asgard led a retinue of warrior gods from several pantheons against it. No match for the beast, Thor appealed to Atum, the buried consciousness within Demogorge and reversed its palate, freeing all the consumed gods within it.[5]




Weapons

Trident, fire-sword, mace, and noose, he conquered all[3] (as Yaamai, see notes).

  • It is unclear whether or not Yaamai, the four-armed god of death and sleep, is influenced by Yama, the Hindu god of death, or another name and depiction of him. Though many Hindu gods have more than two arms, Yama doesn't in his depiction.

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