Study Guide

Lord of Light Characters

By Roger Zelazny

Sam

One of the first humans on the planet, Sam originally styled himself a god just like the rest. He...

Yama-Dharma

Yama is the god of death and a technological whiz kid. He's a genius, although his genius is less...

Kali a.k.a. Durga, Candi the Fierce

Kali is the goddess of destruction. She claims to love Yama, and she and Sam have a history...

The Trimurti

The Trimurti is the title given to the rulers of heaven, namely Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva, and Lord...

Lord Kubera and Ratri

Lord Kubera is a member of the Lokapalas, the fourth keeper of the world, and a fiercely...

Tak

Once the Archivist of the Celestial City, and now an ape, Tak's tale is quite the rollercoaster...

Nirriti the Black a.k.a. Renfrew

Nirriti the Black was one of the Firsts and a Christian. He left the Celestial City because he...

Taraka

Say hello to the Lord of Hellwell and leader of the demon-like Rakasha. So, as you can imagine,...

Rakasha

Per the obvious, the Rakasha have their origin in Hindu mythology, though there they are called...

Minor Characters

Rild enters the story on his way to assassinate the Buddha, but takes ill on the road. Sam nurses...