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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Myrrha and Saraswati - Woody Allens of yesteryear



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Myrrha:
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.

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Saraswati:
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.

13 comments:

  1. That is some punishment for rapists, chuck them all in the sea. Giving birth as a tree too, that be weird. How freaky can those gods get haha

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    1. Yeah, with a punishment like that, no man would ever dare to make a mistake right?
      "Do you want to marry the woman you deflowered without her consent? Of course NO - so, stay away don't rape. NO RAPE". If the rapist is a married man then the punishment is severe - POLYGAMY. Yeah right, that would teach them.


      "Freaky can those gods get?" Is that a trick question?

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    2. lol could be a trick as they can get as freaky as slick umm stuff

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  2. She delivered her son Adonis while she was in tree form? Dear Lord. You heard Pat The Kitty Cat Hatt: in the sea! There's a lot of head chopping still going on today. Ever heard of chop chop square?

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    1. Yeah, so if she had to go for c-section they would asked for a botanist?
      Am oh my brutality of the middle east.. I always think of that place as something which doesn't superman to rotate in reverse to turn clock but something wrapped and frozen in time and brutality.

      For all the money they could do so much instead they wrap women and chop men.

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    2. I guess so. Or a tree hugger with a licence. Amen to your final sentence too.

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  3. Never before was I able to identify and empathize with mythological characters. Until now.

    Please write a Downton Abbey-like series about Myrrha and Saraswati.

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  4. See, this is why I don't pray for help when I'm suffering. Because then God would just be like, "Okay, you're a tree now! Can't suffer anymore, can you?"

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  5. I love mythology, but I got to admit, the punishment for rapists in India surprised me. I'm your newest A to Z follower (for the moment), and I'm looking forward to more of your posts. This is a great one.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  6. You are being missed. Yes, that's a compliment.

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  7. Did your blog renamed from meandmythinkingcap.blogspot.in to short form mamtc :)

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