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Mar 20, 2019
Mythology for the Millennial: This Holi, it's time to re-examine the story of the seemingly villainous HolikaThe myths around Holi have a lot more to do with hubris than with evil women, and yet the festival is named after a wicked aunt whose only crime was to help her brother get what he wanted.
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.
Nov 14, 2018
Mythology for the Millennial: The origins of idol worship in India, and the 'miracles' they performMurtis, Indian statues, came about as a concept millennia ago, where anything physical could technically be a murti— a rock, a stream and so on — as opposed to the abstract.
Nov 07, 2018
Diwali card parties' origins in Hindu mythology: How Shiva-Parvati's gambling game prompted a festive traditionIt's the one legend that actually sanctions playing cards with your family over Diwali, because hey, if the gods can do it, you can too
Oct 18, 2018
Mythology for the Millennial: From real serpents to divinities, Hindu lore's awkward relationship with snakesHindu mythology is full of examples of people being terrible to snakes, for all that they are worshipped in several parts of the country.