The Legend of the Corn Maidens

According to tradition, Corn Maidens were created in the palm of the right hand of the Great Spirit as guides for the people of the Earth. People were not always able to determine from among the many plants and animals on the Earth what was good for them to eat—what would nourish them vs. what…

The Moon Curse

Lord Ganesha – the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi had a weakness for sweets. He could not stop himself from taking the sweets, whenever anyone offered it to him. Once Lord Ganesha’s devotee offered him lots of sweets. Lord Ganesha was so pleased that he stayed there the entire day and ate most…

The Vamana Avatar

The Vamana Avatar is the next in the Dashavtar Series. Vamana meaning Dwarf in Sanskrit. The story begins with Bali the demon king who is the descendant of Pralhad, the son of Hiranyakashyapu the demon for whom Lord Vishnu took his fourth Avatar. Bali was a very ambitious person but unlike his forefathers, Hiranyakshya and…

The Shinto Creation Myth

It the begining before the seperation of In and Yo, this is the same thing as the Chinese concept of Yin and Yang, this also mean that heaven and earth, light and dark, male and female had not separated. The entire mass of existence formed a egg with the pure elements rising to the outside…

The Aztec Creation Myth

The creation myth according to the Aztecs is a continuous story of creations and destructions, called suns. The myth which tells the story of the creation is called the Legend of the Fifth Sun. At the beginning of the world there was only darkness, void. Creation began when the dual Ometecuhtli (Lord of Duality) /…

The Narasimha Avatar

This story of the Narsimha avatar is the continuation of the previous mythical story of the third avatar of boar.Hiranyakashyapu was very angry at Vishnu as Vishnu had slayed his little brother, Hiranyakshya. At the time he was powerless and could not do any thing to the Gods, forget about Vishnu. So he decided to…

The Varaha or The Boar Avatar

Varaha Avatar is the story where it is stated that there was a another catastrophic flood which hit Earth. It also contains the story of Lord Vishnu’s Avatar. Hiranyakshya and Hiranyakashyapu were two demon brothers said to offspring of a demon and a human, resulting them to have a human body but a demon like…

The Kurma Avatar

This story of the second avatar of Lord Vishnu, is very intriguing as it also contains the Mohini avatar, which is some times considered to be in the list of Dashavatar. The story begins with the Sage Durvasa gifting a garland of flowers to Indra, the God of Lightning and Rain and the Ruler of…

The Dashavatar Series – The Matsya Avatar

This avatar of Lord Vishnu was very interesting. It tells the story of the Satyavrata Manu, The Seventh Manu and the progenitor of the humanity or the ‘manavantara’. Satyavrata was the king of the Dravida Kingdom before the great flood. One day Satyavrata was bathing in the Kritamala river. After bathing he started to pray…