Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Three Top Gods

See Reflections.

was a Titan;
thus, of the divine generation before the Olympians;
stole fire from heaven;
thus, perhaps, is a deification of the first man to control fire;
personifies human action on nature;
suffered for mankind.

is a Thor equivalent;
was the chief of the Vedic pantheon;
as such, would have been known to the young Gautama;
is mentioned in Buddhist texts;
released rain from heaven;
thus, personifies the life-sustaining aspect of nature;
and also complements Prometheus;
was the first god to know the Spirit Supreme, according to Kena Upanishad (see here).

taught karma yoga;
inspired SM Stirling's character, Athelstane King.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And Kali the Destroyer was the Vedic god esp. worshiped by the Deceiveers and treated by Count Ignatieff as the mask worn by Satan in India.