Slowly, but gracefully striding across the land, Banaspati Raja gently grins making sure creatures smaller than him are out of harm's way. He is renowned in this land by the beastman as a respected elder.
"Banaspati" is another spelling of the Indian word "vanaspati" which literally means "Lord of the Forest ." And "Raja" means "king." A rough translation would be "Forest Lord King." There is a Balinese folk tale that describes a man who curses his wife to remain in a graveyard, watched over by his son, the Banapasti Raja.