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  • Samudra
    replied to Ask Neall
    I also apologize if I got a bit too heated in the Deva's defense Trust me, after the 1e Devas Chapter in Companion, I was pretty badly turned off as well. I was pretty ecstatic when the quality of work done on the 2e Deva became apparent, and I hope that other than those two points, you enjoyed the rest of it ...
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  • Samudra
    replied to Ask Neall
    Please explain to me the romance of a woman getting essentially slut-shamed for having been abducted by her husband, then getting exiled to the forest while pregnant by the same husband, even though the literal God og Purifying Fire Agni had already given her chastity a clean bill of health (not, again, that that should fucking matter) all because a random subject of his had doubted that she was 'pure', and then said woman preferring to literally sink into the ground rather than go back to the man just because he wants kids now.

    You can complain about the Persephone thing all you...
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  • Samudra
    replied to Ask Neall
    The Hindu Pantheon is anti-Titan because their mythology is practically defined by their wars with the Asura and their variants... the Veda are very clear on the glory of the Gods in their battle against the thieves of Water, Light and Cattle, all Big Deals, and the latter Purana literature practically starts every chapter with 'And then, the Asura attacked...'

    There are, of course, multiple instances of Deva favouring Asura, but those stories kind of get grossly outnumbered by the ones where they fight them or trick them out of power... they're not even mutually exclusive, frankly,...
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  • Samudra
    replied to Myths of Friendship and Jealousy
    One of my favourites is the friendship of Krishna and Draupadi... Krishna once cut his finger in her presence, and Draupadi tore off a part of her dress in order to bind it... Later, when Draupadi was being forcibly stripped in the middle of the royal court, Krishna extended her cloth to the point that the man stripping her fell down almost dead due to exhaustion... Draupadi and Krishna are a favourite topic of modern story-tellers, and the platonic relationship between them is very well-regarded.

    There's of course also Krishna and Arjuna, who are fast friends and to whom Krishna...
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    Last edited by Samudra; 08-26-2018, 12:52 PM.

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