Varun'a

The Hindu Neptune. He is represented as an old man riding on a sea-monster, with a club in one hand and a rope in the other. In the Vedic hymns he is the night-sky, and Mitra the day-sky. Varuna is said to set free the “waters of the clouds.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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