Porunga is the original Eternal Dragon, Shenron's counterpart on Planet Namek. Created by Guru, the Namek Elder who alone survived a terrible storm and had to repopulate the planet by himself, Porunga is more powerful than Shenron in that he can grant 3 wishes. The first time we see Porunga, Shenron is only able to grant 1 wish. However, Namekians believe strongly in the natural order of life and death, and do not lightly condone bringing the deceased back to life. As a result, while Shenron can bring back many people from the dead under certain conditions with a single wish, Porunga will only resurrect a single individual per wish. It is worth noting that, while Porunga understands and speaks in the common tongue of the DragonBall universe, he will only grant a wish that is requested by one speaking in his native Namekian laguage.