Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Sampati - Bird-son of Kashyapa


Sampati was a great bird, the son of the sage Kashyapa and Unmati, one of the hundred daughters of Daksha. He was very fond of his half-brother Jatayu (who was also a bird). Once when they were young, both the bird-brothers had attempted to fly up to the sun. Jatayu flew higher and closer and almost burnt his wings. Seeing his younger brother in distress, Sampati flew higher than him and shielded him from the burning rays of the sun with his own wings. In this process, his wings burnt away and he was not able to fly again. His brother Jatayu succeeded him as the King of birds.

Last Modified At: Thu Oct 21 22:11:12 2004