Ganesh is the son of Sati and Chandandhwaj, as well as the grandson of Daksha, nephew of Kali, half-brother of Kartik and the stepson of Shiva. He was born as a Naga and escorted to Panchvati without Sati's knowledge, because Daksha told her that Ganesh was stillborn. His name literally means the Lord of the People, which is also his official title among the Nagas.