Saturday, March 29, 2014

Myrrha and Saraswati - Woody Allens of yesteryear


Dad- Cinyras and mother - Cenchresis.
The curse:
Because of the curse , she was unable to suppress her forbidden love and desire on her dad and tried to commit suicide. The nurse who took pity on her accepted to become her pimp and disguised her and sent her to her dad's room. 
Take "no" for an answer:
She was infatuated with her but her dad wasnt. So, she decided to cheat and trick her dad to have an affair with her.She disguised herself and in the dark continued the affair for several nights all the while Cinyras only knew that he was sleeping with someone of his daughter Myrrah's age but didnt know that it was Myrrah herself.
Disguise and the chase:
When he came to know of it, he tried to kill her and she ran away from him to save her life. She prayed to gods to be relieved from all the suffering. On her request they turned her into a tree and after 9-10 months she delivered her son Adonis while she was in tree form.

When Brahma created the world from chaos , to bring order he had bring knowledge. And Sarawati- goddess of knowledge emerged from his mouth. Under her tutelage Brahma acquired wisdom and everything. He feel in love with his own creation but Sarawati denied.
Disguise and the chase:
In order to escape from his advances she took cow avatar and ran away but Brahma chased her in form of bull. This game continued
Sarawati - mare, Brahma - Horse. Brahma even gave himself 4 heads on four sides to hunt Sarawasti anyform. Both of them werent ready to give up.
Angered Sarawasti cursed him that he shall have no temple for he deserves no reverence. But Brahma wasnt ready to give up. He added one more head on the top to hunt for Saraswati.
Help arrived "Indian style"
 Enraged Shiva came to Sarawasti's rescue and chopped off his top head and Saraswati took pity on him and Brahma lust subdued and he had to do a puja/yagna(prayer) to cleanse himself and to do yagna he needed a wife.
So, Brahma married Saraswati.

If you watch any Indian movie, this maynt surprise you, the punishment for rapists in India - marry his victim. (Brahma style)

Moral of the story:
Whether it is god or the beast , the beauty has to marry the perv.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Semele and Sanjna - Spouse is on fire, no, he is fire?

Greek mythology:
Semele: The mortal that got burnt

Daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia.
Semele and Zeus:
Zeus the playboy god of Olympus, fell in love with Semele just like other zillion women.
The jealous Hera,wife of Zeus, wanted to break it off. She disguised herself as nurse Beroe and served Semele and gained trust with Semele. 
When Semele became pregnant, Hera put an idea into her mind. She sowed seeds of doubt and jealousy in Semele.
Hera persuaded Semele to push Zeus to show his true-self ie god-like form to her.
Fire and the heat:
And the brainwashed Semele asked Zeus to reveal his true form and wasnt ready to take NO for an answer. 
Zeus, revealed himself in his full lightning-ignited flame, and that killed the frail human Semele.
Before her body was cold, Zeus snatched the unborn fetus from her and sewed it into his own thigh.
The son, Dionysus born via seahorse pregnancy of Dionysus,  with the permission of Zeus, went to the Underworld Hades and raised his mother Semele from the dead and brought her to Olympus and made her immortal goddess Thyone.

Hindu mythology: Run-away bride
Daughter of celestial architect and designer Viswakarma. Sanjna and Surya:
From childhood she enjoyed outdoors just to enjoy the warmth of the sun, she loved Sun. The parents noted their daughter's crush and when it was right time, they married off Sanjna to the Sun the god Surya.
The fire and the heat:
She was happy before Summer, but around Summer, she started to feel the radiance and unbearable heat of Sun. She couldnt bear the glow and the heat and wanted to leave him.
She created a lookalike of herself Chhaya - Goddess Shadow and replaced her in her place. Then Sanjna morphed herself into a mare and left Sun and her three kids to a jungle to live far away from Sun's heat and radiance.
Sun didnt notice that he had been duped and continued with Chhaya instead of Sanjna for longtime. One day when his wife's curse on his kid Yama came to effect, he knew that Chhaya wasnt Sanjna. (Mom's curse on her own kid doesnt come true, yeah right).
After learning the truth from Chhaya, he went in search of Sanjna.
Not to tick her off, he morphed himself into a horse and chased her, lured her and reconciled with her and lived with her for a while before he brought her back home.
She gave birth to twins Ashvins- the divine horsemen.

I always wanted to have a identical twin sister for this reason. And wanted to give birth to identical twins. I got twins but fraternal twins :) Sun couldnt figure out that he was living with another woman but figured out based on cursing?

Not able to break up with your galfriend? or need to divorce your wife?
" I showed my true form and my wife burned to ashes"
" This is not she, this is her lookalike, shadow "
you may be sent to psychiatric ward for a while, which is still a victory, right?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Endymion/Selene and Kumbakarnana/Saraswati - Women in white as white noise and hibernation

painting: Selene and Endymion
Endymion - Greek Mythology
Son of Zeus and Calyce

The goddess Selene:Selene, the moon goddess fell in love with beauty and handsomeness of the sleeping Endymion when he was slumbering in cave of Mt.Latmus.

The gift and the curse:
His lover Selene asked Zeus to give him eternal youth and eternal sleep and immortality so that she could come everynight and violate him  when he is sleeping. The moon goddess visited him during his sleep not in his sleep and slept with him and they had 50 kids. 50 stars? Not sure.

See, in fairytales the prince always has to kiss the sleeping beauties to wake them up and then make love to them. Here the beauty put the prince to sleep and then kissed him and made love to him. And she had 50 kids with him.

Nappily ever before? Women should have the power of NO and also the impulse control I guess.

Kumbakarnan - Hindu mythology
Brother of antagonist Ravana in Ramayan.
He is huge and had a enormous appetite. Not just monstrosity of his size, but his pious and good natured attitude and courage made even the Lord of Deva's Indra jealous and be afraid of him.

The goddess Saraswati:
Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge,speech and education in hinduism and also wife of Brahma.

After Kumbakarna's deep penance Lord Brahma appeared before him and asked him what did he want as a gift. The scared Indra who didnt want Kumbakarna to be given any blessing  begged Brahma's wife Sarawasti to alter his words by manipulating his tongue.
The gift and the curse
He wanted to ask for Indra's seat (Indrasena) and instead Sarawasti made it to come out as Nidrasaana(bed to sleep) and another one was Nirdevatnam(annihilation of Devas) instead Brahma heard it as Nirdravatnam(sleep).

Brahma granted what he heard that is the cursed gift which was "He would sleep for six months in a year and stay awake for another six months"
and if he ever were to be awaken during his hibernation period he would die.
During Ramayana war, his brother forced and woke him up during his deep slumber and Kumbakarna died in the war.

There is a saying in Indian culture that you are not to wake any sleeping soul. That's one of the greatest sins.

Moral of the story:
Which is the bigger crime? Which is more immoral?
1.Putting a man to sleep and then violating him and getting the worst STD possible - kids - 50 kids.
2.When the man goes on deep penance ie skip food, sleep and pleasures of life for life and when he is about to get lucky with boon/gift from the god, you mess it up and change it to curse and change the climax forever?