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Garuda (Sanskrit: Garuḍa), the eagle, is a lesser Hindu and Buddhist god, the mount (vahanam) of Vishnu, one of the main forms of God in Hinduism. Garuda is depicted as having a golden body, white face, red wings, and an eagle's beak and wings but a man's body. He is ancient and huge, and can block out the sun.
Garuda is the Malay form of the Phoenix. The Japanese also know the Garuda, which they call the Karura. In Thailand it is known as Krut or Pha Krut. These three forms are local pronunciations of this Sanskrit name.
- Garuda is also a server name on the popular MMORPG of Final Fantasy XI.
- Garuda are a fictional race of avians appearing in Perdido Street Station by China Miéville.
- Garuda is the title of a Thai giant monster film made in 2004.
- Garuda is the name of a flying mecha in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II
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