Puru in Hindul mythology, was the son of Jajadu and of Devajani, the daughter of a Brahmin. He was the boldest warrior in the army of the Devas during their struggles against the dremons and giants: he distinguished himself by the terrible use he knew how to make of his war-hatchet. There was another Puru — the first king of India from the family of the Children of the Moon: his father, Buddha, was the son of the Moon. He is the forefather of the whole dynasty of the Children of the Moon, who were all celebrated rulers, and seemed to have founded on the upper Ganges an eternal empire. The kings Dushmanta, Kuru, Dritarashtra, Pandu, etc., belonged to this family, in which Krishna was born several times.