Does anyone know where the name Ashura for the Sonic 2 pallet glitch comes from? Most of the the old fan sites from the early 2000's all quoted the same thing "It was named after a Hindu god who was green with black spots on his head." I don't know anything about Hinduism and there are about a million Hindu gods so it could be the case, but googling doesn't come up with any. But in the Bible we see names like Asherah, or Ashteroth, or Asherim (pluril) which is an ancient Semitic goddess associated with life (primarily trees and flora life). She was supposedly married to Baal (another common idol found in the Old Testament). The hebrew word for Asherah can also be translated as "grove" or "tree". Maybe this is where the "green with black spots" come from? Asherah looked like a tree? I'm just curious if anyone here knows the original meaning of the name. I found Kushami's post in this old thread, but it doesn't answer the question of where the name came from. https://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?threads/ashura.11007/page-2#post-203476 I've also heard that Ashura means demon in Japanese, but that doesn't answer the question of the Hindu god who was green with black spots on his head.