Searching for obscure Gods
Emails are clicking in like clockwork and we will soon need to stick pins in a globe. (Africa, China, India, Japan, Mexico, USA and UK would need red pins.) Plenty of people have asked for the most obscure information and research continues at frantic speed.
Have you seen this God?
We are currently looking for a God named IXMAN. Last sighted somewhere in the Mayan hinterlands with antlers on his head and smoking a cigar. Reports of his whereabouts will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Unmasking the Gods
Also on our checklist is a God who has 58 masks, possibly from Mesopotamia. We will soon need masking tape as we have also started working on Gods from Indonesia and Thailand after a request appertaining to Khon masks. Of which there are something in the region of 300. There seems to be a lot of masquerading going on.
The mysterious mystic number
Niraj from New Delhi has posed the following question: What significance does 108 have in Indian Mythology? Why it is so important? Why there are 108 beads in a rosary?
We have no idea at present but we’re working on it. Stay tuned!
The relevance of irreverence
N.S. Narula writes: I would like to have a comparison list of all the Indian Gods vs the Greek Gods. I am trying to understand which Greek God is also an Indian God (i.e. what their corresponding names are). I am currently reading Greek Mythology and there seems to be great irreverence in the way the Greek Gods behave – is this the same in Indian Mythology?
That’s a tricky one. Most if not all Indian Gods are completely independent of Greek Mythology and would probably be quite insulted at the idea. But many Gods do share the same attributes, and our new improved Holy Database will soon let you list Gods with similar attributes across different mythologies.
As for irreverence, that seems to be a cultural thing. Greek and Roman Gods like to work hard and play hard. African Gods are aloof and serious. Norse Gods spend their time engrossed in feuds and sagas. But the motives of Indian Gods are usually surreal and endlessly complicated. As experienced God Psychologists, we believe that the most successful Gods are the ones that don’t take themselves too seriously…