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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Apollo and Daphne/Pandhu and Madri-Love curse



Apollo and Daphne: Apollo provokes Eros(Kama) and makes fun of his age and says he is too young to play with his bow and arrows. The enraged Eros curses Apollo and to teach him a lesson attacks him with gold arrow of love with Daphne and attacks Daphne with lead arrow of hate. So, Daphne prefers to stay a spinster like Artemis forever. The love struck Apollo chases Daphne like a maniac and she runs away crying for help avoiding him. Because of the curse when Apollo tried to grab her she turns to a tree.
Pandu and Madri - Pandu(Apollo) is the father of Pandavas of Kulushetra war. During his bachelor days, he accidentally kills a sage Kindama(Eros) while he was making love with his wife in a forest where Pandu mistakes them for a deer. Before dying, the sage-Kindama curses him that if ever tries to mate with any woman anytime, he would die.
Later in his life, Pandu marries Kunti and Madri and becomes the "penta-dad" of Pandhavas by ancient IVF(boon from a sage) with different donors other than himself.

  • Yudhisthira - Kunti(mommy) and Dharma(donor)
  • Bhima - Kunti(mommy) and Vayu(donor)
  • Arjuna - Kunti(mommy) and Indra(donor)
  • Nakula & Sahadeva (Twins) - Madri(mommy) and Ashwini(donors)
One day Pandu accidentally happens to peep when Madri was taking bath, and in spur of the moment, he forgets about the curse and indulges in intercourse with Madri and that ends his life immediately. Madri, filled  with remorse , offers to burn herself instead of Kunti on Pandu's funeral pyre, the famous Sati (Wife burning herself on dead husband's pyre?) practice? Bigamy/Polygamy is justified by this where the first wife usually burns with her husband and the second one stays alive to cook and clean and take care of kids.
Nope, it doesnt happen other way, if wife happens to die, she dies alone and the pyre is lit by husband.
Moral of the story : People simply dont say "get a room" without a reason. If Kindama had done that, the tragedy could have been avoided.


Check more comparison mythology stories here

13 comments:

  1. I never knew "get a room" had so much reasoning behind it. :-)))

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  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparative_mythology

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  3. @Chitra- Thanks so much Chitra for that link. I was quite whether I had enough stories under sleeves to post for entire month. This would help.

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  4. These stories aren't safe for children are they. :P

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  5. @Dwei- Depends on the type of kids, if they dont ask questions, u can sell them any story.:)

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  6. lol theirs a person name Kunti..bet they got teased in elementary school

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  7. LOL! Haha this reminds me of when I went to the water park and you told me that I should have told this couple to get a room. xD

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  8. see....even the Gods encourage random hookups at Motel 6. Getting a room, it's our human heritage!

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  9. seriously get a frikkin room :D

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