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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Vali and Garuda - Grown in a day to be a pawn in mom's revenge game

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Norse mythology:
Frigga:
Mom of Baldr and wife of Odin
Backstory:
Frigga was having nighmares about her son's demise. She prepared a list and asked everyone and everything to sign that they wont harm or kill her son. She didn't ask mistletoe since she felt it was too simple and fragile and couldn't harm her son. And so everyone did.
Game:
Everyone got intrigued and played a game and entered testing ie poke, try to kill Baldr with all weapons and everything. Mom's petition and sign worked. Noone was able to kill Baldr.
Death of half-brother:
The trickster Loki, knowing the missed out mistletoe list planed a trick. He tricked by tricking out Hoor's arrow with mistletoe and asked to join the game to test whether Baldr was truly invincible.
Hoor was blind.
Dad Odin even tried to revive or resurrect him by sending his other son Hermon to plead to Hel goddess to send him back. She agreed on one condition. If everyone wept for Baldr then she would send him back. Again, trickster Loki disguised himself as a witch and refused to cry.
Revenge:
The deranged mommy ordered a plate of Vali- express overnite delivery..
Vali:
Son of Odin and giantess Rindr.

He was born in a day and grew up to a full human and slayed Hoor instantly.

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Hindu mythology:
Vinata:
Mom of Garuda and another half-born(Aruna) and wife of Kasyappa.
Backstory:
Vinata and her sister Kadru were married to the same guy and both competed to become mom first.
Both of their wishes were granted, Kadru was given 1000 snake eggs and Vinata two eggs. Snake egg hatched early and Vinata couldn't wait long so she impatiently broken one egg open.
Death of half-brother:
Truly half-brother, because he wasn't born yet, since momma broke the egg early before it hatched, a half-human son from the broken egg came out furious and cursed his mom.
"You would become a slave to your sister and my brother after longtime will come and free you"
Game: Story
She lost a bet with her sister when they were playing game of white tail/black tail about the divine horse. Olden days blue car/red car. But loser becoming slave? Imagine that..
Garuda:
Half-human and half-eagle born from second egg  of Vinata and Kashyapa
Revenge:
The second egg hatched Garuda, immediately he was all grown and was raging man of fire. He had the ability to grow to mountain-size or shrink pea-size as he wished.
To release his mom from slavery he was to fetch elixir Amritha and give it to his cousin serpents.
He did and to take revenge till day snakes became his meal - bread and butter.

Garuda was the ally of the gods and the trusty mount of Vishnu, as well as the implacable enemy of snakes, upon whom he preyed at every opportunity

Moral of the story:
Revenge is best served cold but the server should be delivered piping hot and should grow super fast.

11 comments:

  1. I guess the server better wear flame proof clothes too or run far the other way. Weird, your posts aren't showing up in my blogroll.

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    1. He better. But if he is serving himself and serving revenge and if his birth's sole purpose is that, how much choice does he have? Like the temporary cards - cut it the moment you get the real one

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  2. There we go, all followed now and p.s. you have stupid word verification on too

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    1. Word veriification - Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...Oh my! Thanks Pat. I swear never to hurt anyone with "word verification" and I broke my own promise.
      I should have tried to leave anonymous spam comments to myself . Thank you fixed it

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  3. Damn, so when I went through my growth spurt at 14, that would have been the perfect time to seek revenge!?! I missed my window. Was Baldr in the Thor movies? It's easy to forget that Norse mythology was once a widespread belief system and now its a comic book.

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    1. Pen is mightier than sword and I thought your blog is your place where you serve revenge pretty cold. no??!!!
      To my knowledge NO. marvel's norse mythology is all about yin and yang - good cop Thor and bad boy Loki.
      I prefer Norse mythology to be served as a comic book than a belief system, do you want women to sell them out for pretty necklaces ?
      I wish Indian/hindu mythology tp be served as a comic book and not as a belief system . That can never happen, did you hear that Talibany type ban on the book "Hindus" by Wendy Doniger in India? Penguins is burning all those books after being fed up with never ending legal battle.

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  4. I never knew signing anthing could make me unkillable. Oh it's not about me eh? Well, it's good to hear from you again. I was pretty much K.O. myself for half a year. So, yeah, great timing. That thinking cap still looks good on you.

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    1. Thanks blue guy. Whether it could make you unkillable or not, the person who got you to sign pretty much owns your ass. But you gotto be in America. :) Good to catch up with you. Hope you and Angie are doing cool.

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    2. Angie's doing fine, thank you. I gave you a new outfit on board my rocket. I hope you like it. Also I can't imagine wanting to own somebody's ass.... but I hear you, alright.

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    3. if I have call your post as "This is art my friend" - what should I call that art as? Brilliant Randy, brilliant.

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