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Mar 07, 2019
Mythology for the Millennial: The image of 'angry Hanuman' does a disservice to his vast and varied mythologyYou can't divorce Hanuman's simian nature from his godliness. In fact, the very thing that makes him such a perfect ally to Ram in the Ramayana is his monkeyness; his long tail, his ability to leap great distances.
Feb 11, 2019
Mythology for the Millennial: The rise and fall of Sarama, dog of the gods, or why you should feed your neighbourhood straySarama rose to fame when a gang of robbers called the Panis, stole Indra's cow herd, and she helped him get them back.
Jan 30, 2019
Mythology for the Millennial: Anasuya's story deserves to be told, not forgotten in the margins of mythsAnasuya is one of the Chaste Women of Hindu mythology — so pious, she became kind of magical in her own right.
Jan 08, 2019
Mythology for the Millennial: From Shurpanakha to Mahishi, angry women make for better storiesIt's really all because of Shurpanakha that the Ramayana even became an interesting story, if you think about it
Dec 18, 2018
Mythology for the Millennial: Soma, the moon god, and why you should raise a glass to him next time you're drinkingSoma was Hinduism's Bacchus, our Amy Winehouse: they tried to make him go to rehab, he said no, no, no and eventually was shunted out of his duties as the god of all intoxicants, to become the god of the moon instead — a gig no one else wanted.
Dec 04, 2018
Mythology for the Millennial: Humanity's flaws make sense, when you consider Brahma was its creatorBrahma created Death, who was so unhappy with her job description, she wept and begged, and stood in water for thousands of years and top of one toe on top of a mountain for millions, but he would not budge. That's Brahma: getting other people to do his dirty work since time began.
Jul 17, 2018
Mythology for the Millennial: Ancient India's sages have disturbing parallels in the modern worldMeet the Harvey Weinsteins of ancient India: the sages | #MythologyForTheMillennial
Jul 04, 2018
Mythology for the Millennial: The bro code, as exemplified by Mahabharata's Nakula and SahadevNakula and Sahadeva are a little bit like the culture guy and the food guy from Queer Eye, we know they're there and they're certainly very attractive, but what do they do exactly apart from teaching someone how to make an omelette or giving a pep talk?
Jun 19, 2018
Mythology for the Millennial: What Vishnu's female avatar teaches us about women in ancient IndiaMohini came from Vishnu, and while it's not entirely clear whether Vishnu himself turned into a woman or merely created the illusion of a woman like augmented reality, all agree that she was extremely beautiful and very skillful at achieving her one and only goal: getting the better of someone using her feminine wiles.