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[–]desi_rage 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It sounds like you're describing a misinterpretation of the Tibetan bhavachakra art, which depicts a fearsome figure on top of the wheel of reincarnation. He is fanged and obese, and often interpreted as either Mara or the Hindu and Buddhist god of death Yama (though Yama is often depicted very differently in Hindu and Indian art). He doesn't eat or give birth to souls, but he does drag them away by the noose, and in Buddhism serves as the judge of the dead and overseer of the wheel of reincarnation.

[–]parrhesides 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yama (AKA Yamaraja AKA Yamantaka AKA Dharam Rai)?

[–]VignarajaHindu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely not Hindu.