Also known as Ananta Sesha, Ananta Shesha.

  • #0164
  • Indian Indian (culture)
  • Aquatic Aquatic (attribute)
  • Reptilian Reptilian (attribute)
  • Deadly Deadly (behaviour)
  • Sea Serpents Sea Serpents (common type)

The thousand-headed serpent in Indian Mythology. His name means ‘Infinity’. He was created when Balarama, brother to the sun god fell asleep by a shore and Ananta emerged out of his mouth. He moved into the waters and its wriggling movements created the churning of the ocean and an enchanted drink of immortality. It has the ability to spit fire and has an instant deadly poisonous bite. Ananta uses seven of its heads as a bed for Vishnu. Eventually Ananta will destroy the planet as it does at the end of each era.

Ananta is also the name of a Naga King. He is the first of the Naga kings and lived in Thiru-Anantha-Puram. Two other prominent Naga kings were Vasuki and Takshaka.

Ananta has been viewed 2433 times.

Does Ananta Exist?

Previous: Anamtaboga

Next: Anantaboga

Know something about Ananta?

If there's something that I've missed or would like to add then please let me know and I'll update the article. If you've seen this creature in films, TV, computer games, books or even old stories, please post a comment.