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Ghosts And Spirits
Descriptions of ghosts and spirits throughout the world.

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Kubera


The king of the Yakshas, Kubera is the god of wealth and is associated with the earth and mountains because of the treasures that lie in them in the forms of minerals and gems. He originally lived in Lanka with Ravana, his half brother, but was expelled, and now resides on a beautiful mountain in the Himalayas. Many men have ventured there to steal from the mounds of treasure that lie in his palace, but now their bones lie among the riches that they so coveted. He is usually depicted as a dwarfish figure with a paunch, bearing a money bag or a pomegranate and seated on a man. Sometimes he is also accompanied by a mongoose.