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Monday, August 15, 2011

Kabandha and Cyclops - One eyed monsters


Cyclops                                                                                 In greek mythology, these are offsprings of Uranus and Gaia, and huge monsters with a single eye on their head.  They forged the weapon thunderbolt for Zeus. Polythemus, one of the cyclops was attacked and blinded by Odysseus during his adventure to back home to his Penelope.

Kabandha - In Ramayana, after Rama and Lakshmana chop off one-eyed, no head, no leg  monster's long arms and burn him , Kabandha resumes his celestial form of  Gandharva. Kabandha was born as a gandharva (celestial musician) named Vishvavasu. After long meditation he was gifted immortality, creator-god Brahma. As usual after the boon, he took violent and bad path and made enemies with Indra and everyone. And there he was cursed to lose his godly looks and became a huge daemon without head and legs and only eyes and mouth in his stomach.Vishvavasu after being cursed by Indra(Zeus) and attacked his weapon Vajra(thunderbolt) became Kabandha.

Rama(Odysseys) kills Kabandha(Cyclop) in course of his mission to rescue his wife Sita(Penelope) during his exile period in forest.

Moral of the story : Never fall for movie title anytime, always check the rating on the movie before you assume the story ;-)



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7 comments:

  1. I deleted your comment the other day because I posted it too soon and didn't want people to see your answer before they guessed. Don't worry, I will give you the point for that day...

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  2. So what do you call it when it's blind? :P

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  3. i could probably beat it in a fight

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  4. Whoa, that's a pretty crazy story. Cool looking cyclops though ;)

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