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. It remains unclear whether or not Yaamai was another name of Yama (see notes).
Vedic Gods of Ancient India
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.
- 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.
- 6 Appearances of Yama (Daeva) (Earth-616)
- Minor Appearances of Yama (Daeva) (Earth-616)
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- 2 Images featuring Yama (Daeva) (Earth-616)
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- Character Gallery: Yama (Daeva) (Earth-616)
- Yama at the Guide to the Mythological Universe
- Yama at the Appendix to the Marvel Universe
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #3; Council of Godheads's entry, Daevas' paragraph
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Daevas' entry
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Giant-Size Conan #3; Chapter II: The Trial in the Temple!
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #14
- ↑ Thor Annual #10
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