An English word and a Marvel character comes from the name of the “Lord of the World”

This year, the auspicious Rath Yatra was on June 20. Like every year, the wooden forms of the “Lord of the World” Jagannath, Balarama and Subhadra were ceremonially placed on towering chariots and pulled through the streets of Puri by devotees from all over the world.

As colonial Britons encountered this spectacle, they coined the word “Juggernaut”, meaning an unstoppable force, which entered the English language in the early nineteenth century.

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In 1963, when Marvel Comics was looking for a new character who possesses superhuman strength and is virtually immune to any kind of attack, it was apt that they chose “The Juggernaut” to make his debut in the X-Men series.

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