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PANDAE (Plin. Nat. 6.20. s. 23), a tribe of Indians mentioned by Pliny, who, according to him, were alone in the habit of having female sovereigns, owing to a tradition prevailing among them that they were descended from a daughter of Hercules. They would seem from his account to have been a race of great power and wide dominion, and to have occupied some part at least of the Panjáb. Arrian (Indic. 8) tells nearly the same story of a daughter of the Indian Hercules, whom he calls Pandaea. There can be no doubt that both are to be referred to the Indian dynasty of the Pandavas, traces of whose names are met in several ancient authors. [PANDOVI REGIO]


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