Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hanuman, Hunooman, the Indian name of the Entellus (q.v.) and of a monkey-god, said to have assisted Vishnu (in his avatar as Rama) by raising an army of monkeys and bridging the strait between the mainland and Ceylon, by casting rocks into the sea, so as to allow Vishnu to follow his foe into the island.