Stories from Mythology: Feeling bad for the bad guy

When I was contemplating the topic of today’s mythology post, a strange thought occurred to me: I sympathize with the ‘bad’ people in many of our myths. I remember that when I was a kid, when my mother first told me the story of Ramayana, I used to feel bad for Ravana, and in the […]

Re-imagining Mohini and the Elixir of Youth

In our mythology, one of the most dearly held legends of all is the churning of the Ocean of Milk. The Gods and Demons came together for this task, and with Vasuki as the churning rope and Mount Meru as the churning rod, they turned over the ocean’s depths in the hunt for Amrit, the nectar […]