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"the womb, or, bowels" . So Brahma was viewed as the great "womb" from which all forms of life that are conceived in the womb came . The name corresponds to Er-Rahman, meaning "The allmerciful one", the name which the Turks apply to their god. As for Vishnu the Preserver, he is famed for having miraculously preserved one righteous family at the time that the world was flooded . His name is the Sanscrit form of the Chaldee Ish-nuh, with the digamma prefixed, and which means "the man Noah" or "the man of rest" . How appropriate that one of Vishnu's ten avatars (or descents from heaven and incarnations) should be that of a fish which survives through water! 5 The eighth and most celebrated of the incarnations or avatars of Vishnu was that in the person of Krishna . His name has nothing to do with "Christ", which is a Greek word and means "Anointed" . Krishna is the Sanscrit word meaning "black", and was the name given to Vishnu's incarnation either because the body he assumed was black or because Vishnu's distinguishing color was black, as that of Brahma was red and that of Siva was white . The infant Krishna, or black god, is represented in India at the breast of the goddess Devaki and is shown with woolly hair and marked Negro features . How well this matches Nimrod who was the son of Cush, whose name means "black"! In sculptures in one of the oldest of the Hindu pagodas Krishna is shown trampling upon the serpent's head and also in another pose as wrapped about by the serpent and being bitten at the heel by it . Krishna's body is black, but a 5 . What does Krishna's name mean, and how was he represented as being the seed of the woman?

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