Himavat ("IAST|himavant-") is the Hindu God of
snow, a personificationof the Himalayan mountains. Himavat fathered the more prominent Parvatiand Ganga, wife of Shivaand river goddess respectively. He is bethrothed to Menaka, a nymph.
Sanskrit "IAST|himavant-" translates to "having much snow". Sanskrit "IAST|himá" "frost, snow" is cognate to Latin "hiems" "winter" from
*"Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend" (ISBN 0-500-51088-1) by Anna Dallapiccola
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