INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

The Hindu and Buddhist Gods of India...

The Gods Of Indian Mythology

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Introduction

It's India for glitzy, glittery gods. They're much larger than life. Especially the Hindu ones. They are the Bollywood celebrities of eastern mythology.

After all, what's the point of being a god if you can't be a bit glamorous? So Indian deities have more arms, legs and heads than most other mythologies put together, from a modest four up to a thousand. For example INDRA — according to one legend — has a thousand vaginas. That should make your eyes pop.

Hindu gods are without doubt some of the funkiest and sexiest around. Colorful, wild and over-the-top. They ride on exotic peacocks, elephants, tigers, turtles. They wave exotic objects and dance around outrageously. They wear more beads, baubles, bangles and gems than any deities from elsewhere. Their temples are adorned with sexy carvings which would make Puritans foam at the mouth.

Indian mythology has mightier deeds, more heroic adventures, and of course far dirtier demons than almost anyone else. A thousand transmogrifications are par for the course. So let yourself go and join in the Cosmic Dance with SHIVA and the gang.


REGIONS COVERED: India and beyond.

Many Gods are spread across different regions, cultures and tribes. We've tried to pin them down to a particular area if possible. But corrections are always welcome, especially from people with first-hand knowledge. So if you know the region and would like to comment, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us here.

TRIBES, CULTURES AND PEOPLES COVERED: Hindu, Buddhist.

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