Before too long Ganesh held tens of thousands of men in his ranks, a force that rivaled the armies of nations. "Taste our suffering..." It was a phrase the warrior repeated often as he stood before his enemies in combat. The hearts of the soldiers who faced him, first noticing a physique that had been hardened by countless wars, and then a scowl capable of paralyzing even the bravest of men, inevitably quaked with fear.
See Bandit Leader Ganesh.
Ganesh is a masculine name of Hindu origin; the meaning is "lord of hordes; lord of the multitude; god of the multitude". Derived from Sanskrit gana "horde, multitude" and isha "lord, ruler".
In Hindu mythology Ganesh is a god of wisdom and good luck, the son of Shiva and Parvati; he is often depicted as a stout man with the head of an elephant.
Artwork by Shin Dong Wook.