(bree-HAASS-pah-tee): the Vedic god of wisdom and the patron deity of Fighting Tiger Librarians.
The spiritual master of Indra and the demigods, and ruler of the planet Jupiter. He is a son of the sage Angira and grandson of Brahma. His son is Uddhava, the great devotee of Krishna.
Brihaspati is the lord of prayer in Hindu mythology. He is the celestial priest who is master of the Word who dispels darkness and destroys the enemies of the gods by his recitations of magical formulae. In his form as Brahmanaspati he helped create the universe with his chanting. He has seven mouths, seven rays emanate from him, and he rides on a chariot drawn by eight horses. He seems to be connected in some way to the sacrificial fire of the south which is lit for the honored ancestors, and because of this is sometimes confused with Agni, who also seems to be a sort of priest of the gods. He is also closely linked with Brahma, as both are regarded as the creators of the universe. He is considered to be the planet Jupiter. His consort is Tara. ( Enclycopedia Mythica)
Vedic God of the ritual, the planet Jupiter
personification of the power of ritual devotion
The preceptor and priest of the gods.
The Hindu Deity of Wisdom; the chief of all the priests
A Vedic name for Jupiter.
In Hindu mythology, Brihaspati is the guru of the Devas and the arch-nemesis of Shukracharya, the guru of the Danavas. He is also known Ganapati and Brahmanaspati. His name is written in Vedic Sanskrit as BÅ—haspati with two udÄtta accents, probably representing two words bÅ—has pati, with the same meaning as his other name Brahmanas pati: "the lord of prayer"; bÅ—has would be genitive of a noun stem bÅ—h-.